Why Exfoliation is Important Year Round

Exfoliation is a key component of any well-rounded skincare routine.  In short, it eliminates dead cells, polishes, refines pores, and smoothes wrinkles.

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Skin cells re-generate every month.  But as we age, this process tends to take longer.  When you exfoliate, you are proactively scrubbing away the dead skin cells.  Doing this on a regular basis will make your face look healthier and more supple.  Aside from boosting your complexion, the cellular renewal that comes with regular exfoliation will give your skin a youthful appearance and will keep wrinkles at bay.  It is important to remember, however, that over-exfoliation can flush out the skin's natural oil and cause dryness.  For this reason, we recommend exfoliating 2 to 3 days a week.

Do you get breakouts every now and then?  Exfoliating may be the preventative measure you never knew you needed.  Exfoliating agents contain salicylic acid, and ingredient well-known for its ability to fight acne.  In addition, exfoliation beads seep through the skin to give you a deep, thorough cleanse that you cannot get from a regular facial wash.  Aside from preventing acne, this deep cleanse also gets rid of blackheads.  

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Our skin produces sebum, or natural oil.  While this is necessary to keep the face from drying out, the sebum can quickly trap dirt into the pores.  You would think that washing it with water and soap will do the trick.  Unfortunately, this only leads to the buildup of oil, dirt, and traces of soap in your face--- making your pores appear larger!  Exfoliation will prevent this by digging deep into the pores to flush this residual buildup, making the texture of your skin that much smoother.  When I'm in a rush and need my skin to look smooth, there's nothing like using a gentle scrub to get an instant glow.

My personal favorite professional treatment for exfoliation is the Microdermabrasion.  

Microderm Addresses:

  • Superficial Wrinkles & Scars

  • Enlarged Pore

  • Age Spots 

  • Minor acne/breakouts

  • Rough, uneven, and dry ski

  • Dull and congested skin

Benefits Include:

  • Increases absorption and efficacy of skincare products

  • Stimulates cellular turnover, allowing for collagen and elastin production

  • Enhances overall texture

  • Increases circulation

  • Improves clogged pores

Looking to add an exfoliator to your at-home skincare routine but unsure of what to buy?  We are excited to announce that Skin Holistic, Spa Rockaway's exclusive skincare line, has now added the Sea Pearl Exfoliator to its collection.  This gentle, beautiful exfoliating cream can be used 2-3 times per week and contains pearl, pumice, and bamboo to refine the skin's surface, encourage cellular turnover, and stimulate circulation.  In addition, it is fortified with antioxidants to provide cellular protection and is lightly scented with citrus and peppermint.  Now available for purchase online!


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Lauren Conroy is a licensed Esthetician with a lifelong interest in skincare.  She obtained her degree from the Long Island Institute of Skin Care and has quickly gained a following since joining Spa Rockway.  Lauren is passionate about health and fitness and believes healthy skin is achieved through a combination of a consistent skincare routine, proper nutrition, and exercise. 

Besides microderm, she specializes in Skin Tightening, Resurfacing, IPL facials, Laser Hair Removal, Microcurrent treatment, Oxygen facials, and spray tans. 

Click here to schedule your next appointment with Lauren!