Get Glowing!


We see it in magazines: models with beautiful, dewey, glowing skin, smiling in their summer best while having fun in the sun with their equally as fresh-faced friends.

Why can't my skin look like that? What's their secret to getting smoother and brighter skin?? What products can I use to look like they do???

Sloughing, buffing, scrubbing, polishing: no matter what you call it, it's all exfoliation, which is one of the most important steps in getting glowing skin. The purpose of an exfoliator is to help remove dry, dead skin build-up, allowing new cells to surface, which are plumper and more hydrated.

Many of us are great about exfoliating our skin while some of us forget this important step. Is this you? Do you own an exfoliator? If so, how often do you use it? Is it a face exfoliant? Or is it a body polish? Did you know there's a difference between the two?

The type of exfoliant you use is equally as important as how often you use it. Coarser grains in your exfoliant will feel more rough, which is what you want for your body, but is too rough for the skin on your face. Finer grains in your exfoliant are better for use on your face as it's more gentle, less irritating, and more effective.

Retin-A, Retinols, microderm scrubs, etc., are stronger types of chemical exfoliants that should be used with extreme caution. They are more aggressive, which can lead to higher skin sensitivity, and overuse can be damaging to the skin. If you use any of these stronger types of exfoliants, it is ten times more important for you to use sunblock with the right amount of SPF on a daily basis to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. (P.S. Using sunblock is extremely important for everyone to use on a daily basis!)

The skin is your biggest organ and It absorbs whatever is put on it, which is a major factor to consider when you select skincare products. Products with chemicals and artificial ingredients can be costly and cause side effects: allergic reactions, itching, burning, redness, dry patches, and more. Using products with natural ingredients helps to repair and protect the skin at the same time, and does not strip your skin of its natural oils, which causes premature aging.

Pure Zen Esthetics' Facial Scrub is made with 100% natural ingredients to give you a natural glow and leaves your skin soft, beautifully plump, and radiant--- without any harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients. Rebekah Funes, Owner and Esthetician of Pure Zen Esthetics, believes in applying only holistic methods and natural products to cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate, and nourish your skin. 

Maintenance is key. In addition to regularly getting facials by a professional esthetician, exfoliate once or twice a week at home. Be sure to cleanse first, then exfoliate. Gently apply your eye serum and use moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Drinking water and eating nutrient-dense foods are both extremely important factors in this process as well. After all, what you put IN your body is as important as you put ON your skin!

To schedule your natural facial, waxing service, and/or purchase your Pure Zen Esthetics' Facial Scrub, visit, email, or text (571) 535-9750.

Photo by Artem Bali | @rattandibrand

Photo by Artem Bali | @rattandibrand

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