Exfoliation refers to the removal of dead skin cells from your skin. Exfoliating can be done chemically by using scrubs which contain specific acids that dissolve and remove dead skins without scrubbing. Alternatively, it can also be done mechanically, with the use of abrasive scrubs on the skin.
The Importance of Exfoliation
As we age, our cell regeneration slows down which is why exfoliating is important. This means the body is slower when it comes to shedding skin cells and generating new ones. When old skin cells pile up on the skin’s surface, it can leave the skin looking rough, dull and dry. Build-up of dead skin cells can lead to clogged pores and excess oil which causes acne. Exfoliation helps control this excess oil and leaves your skin looking supple and soft.
Here are some more reasons why exfoliation is so important:
- Proper exfoliation removes dead skin cells and uncovers the fresh cells below. This way, skincare products can penetrate your skin more deeply, making them more effective. It leaves your skin looking fresh and makes it healthier as well. Regular exfoliation can also help ward off fine lines and wrinkles.
- Exfoliation also stimulates lymphatic drainage for internal cleansing and stimulation of oxygen-rich blood to nourish and feed the surface of your skin. The former is skin detoxification and the latter boosts cell health, revealing radiant and glowing skin. Regular exfoliation also helps stimulate collagen synthesis to improve the skin’s texture, integrity, and keep the skin looking tight and young.
- Exfoliation evens out skin tone as well. Daily exfoliation can smooth your skin, making it appear more uniform and reducing the signs of premature aging such as pigmentation. Exfoliation is good for pigmented cells as it encourages them to fade.
- Regular exfoliation also helps stimulate collagen synthesis, improving the skin’s integrity and texture and keeping it looking tight, young, and plump.
- People with blemished skin should exfoliate at least twice a week. It helps stop break-outs and keeps your skin hydrated.
- If you have ingrown hair then exfoliation can allow the hair to break through the skin.
Now that you know why exfoliating is important, perhaps you should take some time out from your busy schedule and make it a part of your routine to get all these benefits. The way to exfoliate depends entirely on your skin type, preference and concerns. Remember though, you should exfoliate only once or twice a week as over-exfoliation can lead your skin to become dry or damaged. You should ask your dermatologist for specific advice on the matter.
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