To Exfoliate or not exfoliate? This is the age-old question that guys ask each other around campfires and at the footy, up there with the god particle and who will win the game so the lads at Triumph & Disaster simplify it for us.
The truth of the matter is exfoliation is a no brainer; it is essential if you want clean healthy skin, like bathing was to Queen Victoria, it’s something you should do once a week whether you need it or not.
See, it turns out your skin is you largest organ and literally the barrier between you and the outside world, producing and then shedding millions of cells each day. It’s constantly generating new skin cells at the dermis layer and sending them to the surface – the epidermis.
As we age the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance.
Exfoliation is the simple process of removing these dead cells from the top layers of your skin in order to reveal the healthy cells beneath.
Exfoliation is not so much about vanity as it is about good healthy practice, as it is under this dead skin that oil build up and grime deposits turn into black heads and blemishes.
Some Skin Facts:
· Dead cells block off the oxygen to the skin, making it dull, and unable to breathe.
· Every minute we lose 30,000-40,000 skin cells. That means in one hour we lose 1,800,000-2,400,000. So in a 24-hour period we lose around 43,200,000-57,600,000 skin cells – for real!
· Removing dead cells allows fresh live cells to surface giving the skin back a healthy glow.· The skin is the largest organ of the human body and renews itself every 28 – 30 days.
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Infused with a unique natural fragrance that they like to call ‘Smoke and Wood’, Rock & Roll Suicide is engineered with safe, efficient science combined with natural ingredients to be your own personal ‘Mr WOLFE’ for the face. Key ingredients include;
Volcanic Ash which is created when solid rock shatters and magma separates into minute particles during volcanic activity. A little like diamonds, this stuff is created under pressure. As a result this amazing organic matter is the star ingredient for a hard working face scrub. It acts as a natural abrasive and combines perfectly with natural clays for deep exfoliation.
Green Clay which is a super absorbent clay. It’s like Kryptonite for blackheads. It’s unbeatable at drawing out dirt and impurities from oily skin. It’s nourishing too, being naturally rich in iron, magnesium and potassium.