Top 10 Reasons To Exfoliate
Top 10 Reasons to Exfoliate…and Why It’s So Important
Do you exfoliate? Is your skin as healthy as it could be? If you are cleansing, moisturizing and using sunscreen, that is a good start but not exfoliating can lead to many skin conditions leaving your skin care routine ineffective. Over time, skin’s ability to shed the buildup of unhealthy dead skin cells slows down due to sun exposure and age while the ability to produce collagen also declines with age.
Exfoliation is the process of removing those dead skin cells from the outer layers (epidermis) of your skin. The various methods of exfoliation are an abrasive tool, chemically through acid treatments or over the counter scrubs. A lot of women exfoliate regularly through a gentle scrub in tandem with a chemical treatment several times a year for better results.
Do not be surprised if your current skincare routine is not effective. Moisturizer, serums and oils cannot penetrate your skin to do their work effectively if they end up sitting on top of your dead skin cells. The build-up of dead skin cells can result in dry, flaky patches, excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. Exfoliating dull, rough, and dry skin can help get that radiant glow back as it encourages your cells to regenerate.
Be aware of products in the market that contain rough and damaging exfoliant ingredients such as crushed nut shells. These harsh ingredients can cause micro-tears in your skin leading to damaged, inflamed and even infected skin.
Exfoliants are beneficial for people with dry skin, acne, and signs of premature aging. It can help smooth and firm skin to diminish the look for fine lines and wrinkles and can make your moisturizing treatment more effective.
The Top 10 Reasons To Exfoliate
- Minimize appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Brighten dark spots caused by age or UV damage
- Boost collagen production
- Bring radiance to dull skin
- Even skin tone
- Smooth rough, dry, scaly skin
- Unclog pores
- Increase hydration
- Improve acne, blackheads and blemishes
- Increase effectiveness of moisturizer treatment
Depending on the sensitivity and condition of your skin, you can choose to exfoliate once or twice a week. Be careful not to over exfoliate as this will slow down the process of skin cell regeneration and leave your skin dry, irritated, and damaged. This will also differ depending on the exfoliating product you choose. If you want healthy, glowing skin, regular exfoliation is a must followed by a moisturizing treatment.
Our Charcoal Exfoliating Age Defying Mask is a gentle option containing activated charcoal to detoxify your skin, fine volcanic ash to exfoliate and over 13 essential oils to heal and soothe. It will give you hydrated, supple skin and a radiant healthy glow. It also has tremendous anti-aging antioxidant properties to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In short, a regular exfoliating routine, which speeds up the skin’s natural process of shedding dead skin cells, will leave your skin healthy and looking fresh restoring skin’s natural clarity and brightness.