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Bet you didn't know these 4 hidden benefits of exfoliation! 😱

As we all know, exfoliation is key to healthy skin. It gives us smoother, softer, brighter, clearer, and younger looking skin with regular use. But, there are actually some hidden benefits of exfoliation that aren't as obvious and well-known! Want to find out what they are? Keep reading!

1. Increased blood circulation for a healthier glow.

Did you know that exfoliating your skin actually promotes healthy blood flow? The motion you create when exfoliating your skin is actually a form of lymphatic drainage massage. Lymphatic drainage massage encourages the circulation of lymph fluids in the body. Through this, wastes and toxins are easily flushed out from the body.
So whenever your skin turns pink when you exfoliate, this means that your blood is stimulated to circulate better. Redness of the skin during exfoliation is normal, and it will come back to its original colour after a few minutes.

2. Less ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs occur when you shave your hair and dead skin accumulates on the surface of the skin. When the hair grows, dead skin blocks the pores so the hair curls back- leading to bumps and redness.
Exfoliating regularly, at least once a week, will prevent your skin from having dead skin build-up that could cause ingrown hair. As a result, your hair will grow naturally and you will even get a closer shave!

3. Firmer skin

Whenever you exfoliate, you are removing the old skin cells and revealing the new skin cells. This often shows in brighter and firmer skin. So if you exfoliate regularly, you are revealing newer skin, that looks younger and healthier.
Moreover, exfoliating your skin also enhances the production of collagen which increases the elasticity of the skin. It helps reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Think bouncier, firmer, and hydrated skin!

4. Brighter complexion

Having dead skin build-up makes your skin look dull and dark. For instance, your knees and elbows might look darker than the rest of your body because these parts have no sweat glands, which makes them prone to having dry skin.
If you don’t get rid of this dry skin, it will get rougher and darker.
Exfoliate regularly to slough away the dry skin and to reveal the newer skin cells!
Ready to start your exfoliation journey? Achieve healthier and younger-looking skin with CheekyGlo! We have different exfoliating tools that can give you that head-to-toe glow!
Use our best-selling exfoliating set to exfoliate all parts of your body! Our products are made with plant-based viscose fabric that is perfect for deep exfoliation!
These exfoliators are very easy to use! All you need to do is soak your skin in warm water for at least five minutes then you can start scrubbing. Just remember not to use any soap prior to exfoliating as these products rely on friction in removing dead skin and dirt.


CheekyGlo is an Australian beauty brand that specialises in beauty tools and products that provide real results. Our mission is to empower women and men to look and feel their best, naturally.