Skin Exfoliation: Types and Benefits
Exfoliating your face on a regular basis can improve the results of your skin care routine and help revive your complexion. Whether you have dry, normal, oily, or sensitive skin, exfoliation rejuvenates skin.
Why is Exfoliating Important?
Exfoliation refers to the removal of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. This process buffs away the top layer of the skin, along with excess oil and dirt, to help keep pores from becoming clogged, leaving skin refreshed and clean. Exfoliation can be separated into two main categories: chemical and physical. Chemical exfoliations rely on acids to dissolve the dead cells and clean pores from the inside. Physical exfoliation is performed with products that contain small particles that physically break down and remove dead skin when you gently rub them on using circular motions. Good quality scrubs include uniformly shaped micro-beads or finely ground salt and sugar to act as a physical exfoliant. It is important for these abrasive ingredients to be smooth and uniform to prevent the formation of micro-scratches and ensure even exfoliation.
Regular exfoliation can help you maximize the benefits of your skincare products. Our Clarifying Gel and Miracle Moisturizer are better absorbed into the skin if it is not blocked by layers of dead cells and dirt. If pores are blocked, anything else you use on your face will not be able to successfully penetrate the deeper layers of your skin. Getting rid of the layer of dead skin makes your face looks smoother and can even aid in makeup application.
Additional Benefits of Exfoliating
Exfoliation is helpful for breaking up pigmented cells, encouraging them to fade. Regular facials are recommended to help promote healthy skin, working together with exfoliation to help dark marks fade. Exfoliation can also help with ingrown hairs as it removes dead skin, covering hairs that haven’t been able to break through the surface.
Exfoliation not only aids with skin problems, but it also increases blood circulation, helping you achieve healthy, vibrant skin. Increased circulation results in production of new skin cells, break down of fatty tissues, and break down and draining of toxins from the skin.