Exfoliation is One of the Most Important Components to a Healthy Skin Care Routine
Why do we need to exfoliate your skin?
Our skin is constantly turning over, generating new cells at the lower level (the dermis) and sending them up to replace dead skin cells on the upper layer (the epidermis). As we age, the process by which skin cells turnover and renew slows down. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can lead skin looking dull, rough, dry, and lackluster. The build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. Through exfoliating, we can help remove the dead skin cells, revealing the fresher, younger cells below and restoring the skin’s natural clarity and brightness.
Exfoliating is actually a key piece of a good skin care routine and has all sorts of benefits. A regular exfoliating routine will leave our skin looking fresh and healthy.
Here are five good reasons to exfoliate our skin:
Makes our skin smoother, improves our skin’s texture
Exfoliating our skin regularly with natural and quality products removes the dead layer on the surface and brings out the new cells. Our skin will look more youthful and silky to the touch.
Helps counteract signs of aging.
It reduces signs of aging because the older skin cells we are getting rid of tend to exaggerate the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Though our skin naturally sheds those cells, its ability to do so slows down as we age. Exfoliating can help the process along and hide some evidence of aging.
Using a scrub to exfoliate our faces cleans and unclogs our pores, which in turn can prevent the formation of pimples. That is because clogged pores trap oil under our skin’s surface which leads to acne breakouts.
Evens skin tone.
Because exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells as well as extra dirt and makeup, it makes our skin tone brighter and evens it out. The newer skin cells that emerge when we exfoliate are fresher looking.
Helps our skin care products work more effectively.
Since exfoliating our face eliminates the dead skin on top, it lets our cleansers, moisturizers and other products penetrate more deeply and effectively. If we always skip exfoliating, those products might not do their job well because they cannot get past the outer layer of dead skin. We are wasting money on expensive skin care products without exfoliating dead cells away as part of a good skin care routine.