Exfoliating your skin has several short-term and long-term benefits, as long as you exfoliate regularly and correctly. Not sure how often you should be exfoliating your skin or how to do so properly? Keep reading!
What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells that collect on the skin’s surface.
Why is Exfoliation Important?
Cell regeneration slows down as we age, meaning it takes longer for the body to shed old skin cells and generate new ones. When this happens, skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, leaving skin looking dull, dry, and rough. By exfoliating, you help get rid of these dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and uncovers the new skin cells below.
Benefits of Exfoliating
1. Healthy Glowing Skin
Dead skin cells cause the surface of your skin to be uneven and when you apply makeup over it, your skin can look flaky, patchy, and feel rough in texture. By exfoliating your face at least once per week, your skin will be smoother and have a healthy glow to it. Plus, your makeup will apply better than ever!
2. Minimizes Pores
The openings of your skin that your hair grows through, also called pores, can trap in dirt and dead skin. When this happens, your pores look larger than they really are! When you exfoliate your skin, this dirt and skin particles are removed from the pores, minimizing them.
3. Reduces Breakouts and Acne
A deep exfoliation will remove dead skin, dirt, and oils from your pores that cause acne. If you exfoliate regularly, the number of breakouts you experience each month will drastically reduce.
Keep in mind that exfoliating your skin isn’t the only way to deal with acne – consider stress, bad eating habits, and hormones for acne causers as well. If you’re experiencing severe acne, we suggest seeing a Dermatologist!
4. Hides Wrinkles
When you apply makeup over wrinkles, your wrinkles tend to be more noticeable as your makeup layers on top of them instead of hiding them. By exfoliating, you’re removing those dead skin cells from your wrinkles, making them less noticeable.
5. Absorption of Other Products
By exfoliating regularly, you’re not only helping with the look of your skin, but you’re also allowing the other products you use to work better. Think about it – dead skin cells sit on the surface of the skin, blocking your pores. If your pores are blocked and you’re applying moisturizing products, oils, or any other products, they can’t penetrate as far down into the skin and won’t work as well.
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