3 Top Reasons Why You Should Exfoliate

The only way to achieve maximum results for healthy skin is to exfoliate.  Why? As we age the cell regeneration process slows down. Therefore our bodies are slower in shedding old skin cells and generating new ones. The old skin cells can pile up leaving the surface of the skin looking dry, dull and rough. It can even result in creating excess oil and clogging your pores.


By exfoliating your skin, you are unclogging your pores and allowing your moisturizer to penetrate deeper into your skin giving you more hydration which in turn gives you glowing, healthy skin. It also helps to brighten and even out your skin tone! Here are the top three reasons for why you should exfoliate your skin.


First, exfoliating dead cells can uncover fresh and new skin cells. You just need to exfoliate correctly.  The correct way to exfoliate your skin when using a product is to be gentle.  Make small, circular motions using your finger to apply or scrub your product. When you are using an exfoliating tool or brush make short, light strokes for about 20 to 30 seconds.  YASOU vegan day cream is exfoliating as well as moisturizing using AHA extracts that gently exfoliate the thin layer of skin.


The second reason why you should exfoliate is it helps to stimulate collagen production improving the skin’s texture and integrity, keeping the skin looking plump, tight, and young.  It is also known to increase cell turnover which gives your skin that glow.  Exfoliating your skin in many ways offers you graceful aging benefits, which might be why so many people swear that it helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


The third reason to exfoliate is it boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage for cleansing your skin correctly. Exfoliation helps stimulate lymphatic drainage for internal cleansing and stimulation of oxygen-rich blood that feeds and nourishes the skin’s surface. The former is
a form of skin detoxification, working to remove toxins and other unhealthy debris. When it comes to the face and neck, you must first
open up the lymph nodes along the neck and collarbone before the lymph in the face can properly drain. Using circular movement with
your product or tool is huge in successfully draining the Lymph nodes. For more info on this check out
this article: “How To Do Lymphatic Drainage: Face & Neck (With Video Tutorials)”


I love to use YASOU’s vegan cellular day cream because it allows me to  exfoliate as well as moisturize my skin in one application. I apply my makeup and go to work as this is all nourishing my skin. I don’t have to spend a large amount of time or use two/three separate products.  If you are interested in receiving some small samples email us with your address at terry@yasouskincare.com.


Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and start getting your skin ready for Fall. 
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Tidy Up Your Skin Care Shelf

There comes a time when you ask yourself – ‘Why am I holding on to all these skin care products?’ Many people have an abundance of products that they are not using but the bottles, jars and tubes remain on the shelf. Maybe it seemed like a good purchase at the time. Maybe it didn’t meet your expectations, feels bad on your skin, or you think when the seasons change it will come in handy. For some reason, you are holding on to a bottle of toner with a broken sprayer but because you can see a bit at the bottom you don’t want to waste it. You say to yourself, ‘use it or lose it’ but the bottle remains. Maybe you suspect the product has passed its expiration date but are unsure. It’s time to simplify your skin care arsenal and tidy up your skin care shelf.


Whatever the reason, like unworn clothes in your closet, toss what you don’t use. When you tidy up your skin care shelf you’ll see how easy your routine can be. What products do you really need to keep your skin clean, healthy, and let’s add, radiant? Whatever your skin type – dry, oily or combination – it remains relatively consistent though it may become more extreme during a change of season. To evaluate what you need on your shelf, here’s a list of the must-haves.



Your face is special and deserves a proper, gentle cleaning whenever you work up a sweat and at night. Avoid harsh scrubbing and hot water so the skin’s natural oils and moisture remain intact. As far as cleansing goes, for most people it’s okay to simply rinse your face with warm water in the morning and not use a facial cleanser. If you have dry skin avoid facial cleansers containing alcohol or fragrance. An oil-free option may be best if your skin is oily.



A good toner contains ingredients that add and restore the skin’s nutrients creating a smooth, soft look. Apply after washing your face.



Don’t let your skin dry out! Apply a moisturizer every time after you cleanse or rinse with water. This applies to your face as well as to the rest of your body. While the skin is still a bit damp use a moisturizer to seal in moisture.



UV exposure wreaks havoc on the skin causing wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging. While some skin care products include SPF protection it may be below the recommended amount of 30, so applying sunscreen daily is required to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.


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To increase skin cell turnover, use an exfoliant once or twice a week. Apply after cleansing and before moisturizing.



If you have issues with skin texture, firmness, or redness serums containing antioxidants may improve skin condition. They serve as collagen stimulators. Collagen strengthens the skin and its structure while also playing a role in replacing dead skin cells.


These are the skin care products that protect and nourish your skin. Look at everything on your shelf and consider letting go. Decide what you really need and toss the rest. If you can’t find an expiration date assume that opened products are good for one year from the manufactured date. If the product color has changed or looks and smells different from when you bought it, trash it. Your skin care shelf may be one of the first things you look at in the morning. Kick out the clutter. Organize what’s left. Feel the calm and carry on.

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