The skin's natural exfoliation process slows as the skin ages, resulting in an accumulation of dry skin cells. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. The build-up of dead skin cells can accentuate the look of wrinkles, enlarged pores, result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.
When you’re younger, your skin will naturally renew itself about every 25 days. When you reach the age of 30, the process begins to slow down and the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. The build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne, fine lines, increased pigmentation as well as a duller complexion. By Incorporating exfoliation in to your skincare routine, you are “tricking” your skin in to thinking it is young again Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below.
Immediately provides a velvety, smooth appearance to the skin, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps even skin tone and lighten pigmentation and stimulates collagen and elastin, therefore helping to firm and tighten the skin.
The secret is to exfoliate in the morning… not the evening. Your skin will repair during the day and rebuild overnight. Exfoliating in the morning remove impurities and dead skin cells causing your skin to repair throughout the day.
New skin turns itself over about every 28 days. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, once a week or every other week is recommended, any more then that may cause some irritation. If you live in a warmer climate or your skin is naturally oily, you may choose to exfoliate twice a week to accommodate a higher buildup of dead skin cells.
Always exfoliate after your cleansing. Exfoliation should always be done on clean skin.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells; therefore, it helps reduce breakouts by keeping the pores from becoming clogged with dead cells and sebum (skin oil). Whether your acne is mild or more severe, regular exfoliation will smooth and soften the skin and brighten your complexion.
Exfoliating helps lift off dead skin and promotes new growth. While exfoliating won't make your scars disappear, it can help them fade, which makes them easier to cover up.
Those skin cells on the surface are the oldest. The most sun damaged. That’s why they create darker spots on your face. Exfoliating promotes new skin growth, therefore by getting rid of those top dead cells will help to lighten dark spots and uneven pigmentation resulting in a more even skin tone.
If your skin’s producing way too much oil than it needs, some of it will remain trapped in your pores, together with dead skin cells. When you don’t exfoliate, your pores become clogged, resulting in pimples, blackheads, whiteheads… all forms of acne, basically. Regular exfoliation prevents accumulation of this “sludge” in your pores and leaves your skin clearer and pores minimized.
The size of your pores is genetically determined, so you can’t shrink them, however, when your pores are clogged, the “sludge” in there will stretch them out, making them look a lot larger than they naturally are. Regular exfoliation will keep your skin clean and clear and give you the look of porcelain skin.
You can use the best skincare products in the world, but if they meet a thick wall of dead skin cells, they won’t be able to penetrate deep enough to do their job. If you want to see results quickly (or at all), exfoliate on a regular basis.
There’s nothing worse than a foundation that stubbornly clings to rough or flaky patches. Give it a smooth canvas to adhere to instead. Exfoliation does the job quickly and results in a more flawless looking finish.
Having a cluster of dead cells piling on here and there results in an uneven tan. Some parts of your face or body are a lovely golden brown, while others are way too brown. If you want to look like a bronzed goddess, remove those piles of dead skin first.
If you have rough, dry or flaky skin on your legs, arms or other parts of your body, exfoliation—a process that removes dead skin is essential for an all over glow. The benefits of exfoliation include smooth, healthy-looking legs, clearer pores, improved circulation, and the ability to achieve a closer shave.
Yes, you should exfoliate your underarms — it makes for better waxing and shaving. Some people get ingrown hairs in the underarm area from shaving and waxing and keeping it exfoliated helps. It also removes that layer of deodorant that never really goes away.