What Do Cornflakes and Grapes Have to Do With Your Skin?
What are your feelings about skin care? Do you have a consistent routine or are you more of a “whatever soap gets on my face while I shower is my skincare“ type?
I will admit, through my twenties I was the latter. I was up to my elbows in diapers and baby food, and my skin was literally the LAST thing on my mind. Then one day, close to my thirtieth birthday I noticed a sun spot by my eye. I guess ignoring it didn’t prevent aging like it was hoping!
I guess ignoring it didn’t prevent aging like I was hoping!
Over the next few years I learned some things about my skin, things that made my nerdy heart happy and helped me find a routine that I could stick to consistently (which, if you know me, is a challenge!).
Maybe it will help you too!
Let’s start with exfoliation, and the role it plays in a healthy skin routine.
To understand the importance of exfoliation
we must understand the simple anatomy of the first ☝🏼 layer of the skin called the 'Epidermis.' Within the Epidermis, new skin cells are formed which microscopically resemble nice plump, firm grapes 🍇 . Over 28 days (unless you are already using SeneGence and the days are much less 😏 Thanks SenePlex Complex!), these cells travel to the surface of the skin and as they move up, they change in composition 😧. They begin to loose their structure and moisture levels and then begin to look quite shriveled, figuratively resembling raisins 😕.
Once the cells reach the 🔝 surface of the Epidermis, they have reached their full life cycle and now are referred to as DEAD SKIN cells. This is what we see on the surface of our skin and will refer to them as the “cornflake layer.”
DRY skin leads to all sorts of problems! Blackheads, uneven skin tone, acne, excessive oiliness and hyperpigmentation to name a few!
The more layers of cornflakes/dead skin we have, the harder it is to effectively use essential products that deliver moisture 💦, peptides, antioxidants and protection 💪🏼. These extra layers of dead skin mean that these products don't work as effectively because they are not being absorbed 100%.
Now as you may have guessed, I LOVE helping busy moms like me find the perfect, doable skincare routine for them. With a few simple questions, I can help you find what’s right for you! comment on this post or fill out the form at the bottom and I will get back to you ASAP with a few questions to help us get started.