Exfoliation is one of the biggest game changers in your beauty routine that often goes discredited. Our skin naturally renews itself every 28 days, bringing new healthy glowing skin cells to the surface. As we age, this process tends to slow down, and dead skin cells pile up, resulting in a dull, rough, and dry looking complexion. Exfoliating is an essential step to removing those dead skin cells to reveal great skin. Here are 5 benefits that make us reach for our favourite treatment or scrub:
1. Unclogs Pores
When you exfoliate, you are effectively unclogging pores by sloughing away dry skin and other debris that might remain on your skin post-cleanse. This helps to fight off stubborn black heads, white heads and prevents blemishes from forming. Dead skin acts as a seal to pores, trapping oil created from sebaceous glands under dry skin without release. Exfoliating stops these skin irritations before they can even appear. One word, prevention! It is important to remember to treat the skin with care! Make sure to gently exfoliate in a non-irritating way.
2. Helps Other Skincare Penetrate Deeper
Freeing your pores of dead and dry skin allows other skincare products in your beauty routine to penetrate more deeply and effectively! Dead, dry skin acts as the ultimate barrier between your complexion and your beauty favourites. Serums, treatments, and moisturisers have a better chance of travelling through microchannels of the skin to work their magic and produce the results you are looking for.
3. Evens Skin Tone
Those of us who have struggled with hyperpigmentation, texture and dark spots can relate to how frustrating it can be to treat. It often feels like a long road to hopeless and it’s a one-way, non-refundable ticket! And you are not alone. Thankfully, with a little patience and consistency, exfoliants can lend a helping hand. Exfoliating helps to break down dead skin while also smoothing overall texture, making the complexion appear even and smooth.
4. Boots Circulation & Increases Cell Turnover
Exfoliation is key to stimulating circulation and boosting skin radiance! Stimulation of lymphatic drainage, think internal cleansing, helps detoxify and remove unhealthy debris. Boosts in circulation help with cellular turnover so that only fresh, healthy cells stay at the surface of your complexion while dead, dry cells are shrugged away. The result? Glowing, radiant, baby-faced skin is revealed – a look we all strive for.
5. Stimulate Collagen Synthesis
Regular exfoliation helps to stimulate collagen synthesis to improve skin’s texture and keeps the complexion looking plump, tight, and youthful. This means that exfoliating offers TONS of anti-aging benefits that often go unrecognised. Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles naturally by incorporating this step into your beauty routine and reap the benefits.