The Importance of Regular Exfoliation For Healthy Skin
Updated: Jan 19
Exfoliation is an important skincare routine that can help your skin look and feel more youthful, smooth, and healthy. By removing the buildup of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, exfoliating helps reduce signs of aging, reduces pore size, and allows for better absorption of other skin products.
What Is Exfoliating?
Exfoliation is the process of removing the upper layer of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Regular exfoliation not only helps remove dirt and impurities but also encourages cell renewal, allowing fresh, new skin cells to come to the surface. This process helps improve a variety of skin concerns such as acne, uneven pigmentation, and dryness.
Benefits of Exfoliating
Regular exfoliation offers a host of skin benefits, beyond just making your skin look smoother and fresher. It helps to unclog pores, improving acne and removing blackheads. Exfoliating also helps encourage collagen production, which smoothes wrinkles, fine lines and keeps skin firm. Additionally, it helps even out skin tone by brightening dark spots caused by sun damage or old blemishes – giving you an overall brighter complexion.
The Best Type of Exfoliation
There are a number of exfoliating product options available for the face, depending on your skin type. For the driest of skins, lactic acid is one of the gentlest ingredients and can be found in cream cleansers or lotions. If you have an oilier complexion then salicylic acid, an AHA more commonly used for acne treatment, would be best. Clay masks, which absorb oil and impurities from the skin surface as they dry, could also be beneficial. Alternatively, try our Signature Chemical Peel!
Tips For Sensitive Skin When Exfoliating
For those with sensitive skin, seeking out gentle exfoliators is key. Opt for a product that contains natural ingredients like ground nut shells, which are easily absorbed and work to remove dead cells gently, instead of harsh chemical exfoliants. Always remember to test your products on a patch of skin, preferably at the side of your face or neck before continuing with them. Additionally, use gentle circular motions when massaging your skin with product and avoid over-scrubbing or scrubbing too often as this can lead to further irritations occurring.