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There is more to maintaining healthy skin than using soap and water to cleanse and eject germs.
Regularly exfoliating the epidermis removes ingrained dirt, refreshes the skin by removing flakes of dry old skin, and enables the absorption of beneficial skin serums and moisturizers.
Exfoliation is the removal of flaky old skin from the surface of the epidermis is known as exfoliation. This form of skin cleansing is important because the dermis is continually producing new skin cells which rise to the surface to aid protection.
Old skin, therefore, needs to be removed, and exfoliation can be done in a number of ways using a variety of products that include natural, chemical and/or mechanical means.
If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of exfoliating your skin, keep on reading for four great reasons!
1) It makes your skin glow
Have you ever wondered how to get bright, glowing skin? Well, an effective exfoliator is an answer. Here’s why.
When applying makeup over dead skin, the surface is uneven. As a result, your skin can appear to be flaky and patchy and even feel rough in texture.
By gently exfoliating dry skin cells, the skin will appear to feel smoother and look refreshed as the cells are newer.
This will also improve the tone of your skin.
2) Reduces break out and acne
Exfoliating is an essential way to manage breakouts and acne.
Many of us recognize the importance of cleansing our skin but under-estimate the power of exfoliating.
A deep exfoliation will help to unclog your pores from excess oil which can lead to breakouts.
Therefore, if the excess oil and dirt is removed from the root of the cause, the number of breakouts will most likely reduce.
3. Exfoliation helps products to penetrate the skin
Dead skin cells cannot be revived, so rubbing your expensive skincare products all over them will do very little. What’s more, they actually create a barrier to the new cells below which are able to absorb products.
Exfoliating once or twice a week will ensure the skin’s surface is regularly renewed. With no barrier to prevent their penetration, they’ll sink deep into the skin and be more effective than ever.
Hand in hand with exfoliation, products that promise the Earth might just start delivering.
4. Makes Makeup Look Better
Makeup is only as good as the skin it’s applied to. If your skin is dry, uneven, and flaky, your foundation will never look flawless, no matter how much you spend on it.
Exfoliating once a week with a natural product will remove rough and dry skin cells, leaving you with a smoother canvas to work with.
Start exfoliating today, and you’ll finally get that perfect application you’ve been trying to achieve.
What is the Best Way to Exfoliate?
The best type of exfoliation depends on your complexion and the health and sensitivity of your skin. If you have extremely sensitive skin or severe acne, please choose an exfoliating product and method carefully.
Most women use manual exfoliation on a regular basis (once a week)
If you use a manual exfoliating scrub, choose one with smooth, round granules rather than jagged, rough particles to avoid injuring your skin. Be gentle with the scrub—a light touch is all you need to slough off the dead skin cells. Any more than that and you’re likely to irritate your skin.