Exfoliation And Its Benefits

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the face or skin. It entails making use of your preferred product, applying it with a gentle scrub.

Exfoliation makes your skin look and feels better—almost instantly—but I don’t know why.

But too much exfoliation isn’t advised, once a week is fine, especially if you’ve not done your skin routine in a while (you should have a daily skin/face routine thou) or if you’ve been wearing a lot of makeup and your skin feels congested. So few benefits of exfoliating;

1. Unclogs Your Pores

When you exfoliate your skin, you’re effectively unclogging your pores. According to Lily Talakoub, MD, of McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center. So, sweeping away that dead and dry skin, along with all the other surface debris that might remain on your skin after cleansing, stops it from making its way into your pores and causing stubborn stoppages in the form of whiteheads and blackheads.

2. Prevents Acne

It also prevents other blemishes like acne. “Exfoliating helps to unclog pores, therefore reducing acne,” says Michelle Henry, MD, dermatologist and clinical instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She recommends using it to prevent breakouts, but only in a safe and non-irritating way. In other words, don’t scrub your skin raw in the name of acne reduction. That will harm your skin and lead to a whole host of other problems.

3. Allows Other Products Sink Deeper Into The Skin

Exfoliation helps serums, moisturizers, and growth factors penetrate deeper into the skin. When something rich in nourishing ingredients penetrates deeper, it’s able to work more effectively. That’s why exfoliation should always be included in your skincare routine, so your expensive moisturizers and serums can work their magic.

4. Evens Out Skin Tone

Exfoliants break down dry and dead skin while smoothing texture, which means the skin appears to look more uniform over time.

5. Increase Cell Turnover

Aside from increased circulation, exfoliation also boosts the skin’s radiance in another way. It helps cell turnover so the skin looks more glowing. This means that the skin keeps fresh, healthy cells at the surface, removing dead, dry, or dying ones.

6. Offers Anti-aging Benefits

Exfoliating offers anti-aging benefits, which might be why so many people swear that it helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

So you see why you should exfoliate at least once a week for Dry or normal skin and twice a week for Oily skin.

Let me know how it went(or felt)!!!

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