Prior to about 3 years ago, I had never exfoliated my skin. I honestly never thought about it or thought that it was something I should do. I have since learned that our skin is constantly shedding skin cells. New skin cells push the old skin cells to the surface. Those dead cells can cause your skin to appear dull, can clog your pores, and can mix with your makeup. As we age, the rate at which our body naturally sheds those dead cells decreases. That is why we need to do something to help get rid of those dead cells. I mean, who wants dry, flakey, dead skin that looks and behaves older than you are? Not me! Did you know that if you don’t exfoliate your skin at least once a week, you reduce the effectiveness of any creams or serums that you use? Those products will only be absorbed by the top layer of dead skin and not get to the new skin cells where you want it. Exfoliating your skin is key to younger looking skin. When you exfoliate your skin, you are removing dead skin cells and allowing healthy, new cells to take their place. In addition to speeding up cell renewal and enhancing cell turnover, it also diminishes your pore size and increases blood circulation. It helps you to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
One of my all-time favorite Rodan + Fields products, and probably the one that got me hooked on R+F, is the Enhancements Micro-dermabrasion Paste. You really have to try this stuff. It not only smells amazing, but it also leaves your skin feeling silky smooth, renewed, and refreshed after just one use. This oil-free salt and sugar blend gently exfoliates dead skin cells to provide even-looking skin tone and smooth skin texture. It is packed with vitamins C and E, both of which nourish and brighten skin. It just enhances your skin’s overall radiance. I cannot even begin to describe to you how awesome this stuff makes your skin feel.
Another great thing about the Enhancements Microdermabrasion Paste is that it’s not just for your face. It is even gentle enough to use on your lips. I love to use it on my dry, cracking heels in the summer to have my feet looking perfect for flip-flop and sandal weather. You can even use it on your husband’s scratchy elbows! It is also great to use in conjunction with sunless tanners. It allows you to get a more even and longer-lasting, healthy glow without being baked in the sun. You can even pair it with R+F’s Active Hydration Body Replenish for super soft skin. I have also seen where people have used this paste to enhance the color of their tattoos. It’s amazing.
One jar of the paste will last 6-12 months depending on how often you use it and how many people in your house are using it. I personally only use it once a week and look forward to that day all week. You can use it up to 3 times a week. I highly recommend this product to anyone (except those with very sensitive skin, irritation, or redness). Once you use it one, you will want to use it every day. That’s how good it makes your skin feel.