This summer, we’ve shared a lot of information about mole removal, microdermabrasion, and facials. These are all treatments that renew skin and help you look your best. We also discussed new buying trends among millennials, the largest buying market in the beauty industry. Millennials recognize the importance of exfoliating just as much as the importance of moisturizing. 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 the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. This process buffs away and helps keep pores from becoming clogged, leaving skin refreshed and clean. Exfoliation is the gentle brushing of the skin’s surface with a product that contains an abrasive ingredient. These scrubs are gently rubbed into the skin. The circular application method enables the exfoliant to brush off the tired old skin. Suitable scrubs include products made from salt or grounds or from an ingredient that contains small abrasive beads that can be easily worked over the skin. For those individuals seeking a more deeper method of exfoliation microdermabrasion and chemical skin peels are also available.
As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
Top Benefits of Exfoliating
Clear Acne & Breakouts
Exfoliation helps reduce the occurrence of acne and blackhead breakouts in more than one way. First it helps unclog pores Acne-prone skin sheds more skin cells than other skin types. However, instead of falling away like with other skin types, they stick to the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. This extra debris causes the skin to produce excess oil, leading to blackheads and blemishes. Exfoliating clears the pores, resulting in fewer breakouts and clearer skin.
Improve Your Skin’s Texture
Exfoliating old, dead cells speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing new, healthy cells to take their place. This revitalizes your complexion, revealing its natural beauty. Newer, healthier skin cells means softer, younger-looking skin. You’ll notice less fine lines and wrinkles. This helps makeup application. When makeup is applied to smooth skin, it appears less flakey or cakey.
Reduce the Appearance of Large Pores
In addition to removing dead cells, exfoliating also removes dirt that has made its way deep into your pores. You cannot reach dirt with washing alone. Pores appear larger when they are clogged with dirt and oil. Removing everything that blocks pores allows them to look smaller, and your skin look more radiant.
Reduce the Signs of Aging
As you age, your skin becomes drier and loses elasticity. Your skin may become texturized or rough. This is due to layers of dead skin cells. Exfoliating the dead cells away helps your skin to maintain its youthful glow. Getting rid of dead skin cells speeds up the skin renewal process, promoting collogen production, allowing smoother, healthier skin cells to take their place.
Better Absorption for Products
When skin is clean, clear, and smooth, it absorbs your Perfec-Tone products more readily and easily. Our Sculpting Serum and Miracle Moisturizer are better absorbed into skin if it is not blocked by layers of dead cells and dirt. Exfoliating allows your skin to get the most benefit from your finishing products. This is also true for makeup and sunscreen. If pores are blocked, anything else you use on your face will not be able to successfully penetrate the deeper layers of your skin.
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. Exfoliating removes dead skin covering hairs that haven’t been able to break through the surface.
Exfoliation not only aides with skin problems, it 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.