What does exfoliating do?", "Is it really necessary to exfoliate?", "How do you exfoliate?" As skin care professionals, these are just a few questions we receive on a daily basis about exfoliation. This skin care technique is crucial for all skin types, but might be the most misunderstood. Keep reading to learn what exfoliating does, why you need it, how to exfoliate and which exfoliator you should use for your skin type and concerns.
What does exfoliating do?
Your skin is constantly shedding skin cells. When this happens, smoother skin cells push their way up to the skin's surface. However, as you age, the rate at which your body sheds dull and dead skin cells begins to slow down. In the simplest terms, exfoliation is removing those dead and dulling skin cells. Exfoliating helps speed up your skin's process and helps it to behave younger.
Is it really necessary to exfoliate?
Why do you need to exfoliate your skin? Without proper exfoliation, dead skin cells can get trapped on the skin's surface. When they're trapped, they build up. This leads to clogged pores, dark spots, rough skin texture, more pronounced wrinkles, dullness, dryness and more. Exfoliation ensures dead cells are swept away, revealing smoother, brighter, more refined skin. When you exfoliate you are sloughing away a pile up of dead skin cells that can mix with makeup residue, dirt, sweat and oils on the surface of your skin. Clearing the surface layer will help remove this build up from your pores, creating a clearer pathway for your skin care products. Your serums, creams and treatments will have an easier time working on the skin’s outer layer if their path is less obstructed. Exfoliating regularly can help ensure that your products are getting to the place they need to be in order to work to their best potential.
Benefits of exfoliating your skin:Unclogs poresReduces blackheadsMinimize the appearance of poresSweeps away fine lines and wrinklesDetoxifies the skin by stimulating microcirculationControls excess oilBrightens dull skinImproves overall toneSoftens skin textureEnhances skin clarityLightens hyper pigmentation. Helps skin behave younger. Hersnee lemon scrub is a great exfoliator and excellent at this.
THE BOTTOM LINE
If you crave smoother, brighter and younger-looking skin free from blemishes, exfoliation is the way to go. Just don’t over do it. One to two times a week is more than enough to give you the gorgeous skin you deserve. What are your reasons for exfoliating? Share them in the comments below.