Why Exfoliate? 6 Benefits Of Exfoliation For Your Skin
If you’re like me, I know for sure that exfoliation is by far my favorite step in my entire skin care regime. Not only does it slough away the dead skin cells, it promotes new skin cell layer formation and imparts a particular glow to the skin afterwards that’s just too hard to resist.
There are different types of exfoliators today in the market, as far as physical ones go, you can opt for a face scrub, face brush or sponge to slough off that dead skin layer. As far as chemical ones go, there is a range of mild chemical exfoliators, namely salicylic acid, AHA BHA, glycolic acid and lactic acid that gently remove the upper dead layer of the skin without irritating the surrounding skin.
Here a list of benefits that will make you want to incorporate an exfoliator in your skin care routine:
1. Unclogs Pores
First things first, exfoliation helps in unclogging pores that greatly diminishes the formation of black heads and white heads. When you exfoliate, you remove the uppermost dead skin cell layer. This dead skin layer has the ability to clog your pores and create stoppages in the form of white heads. In the event of the stoppage, the sebaceous gland starts producing more oily secretions that have nowhere to go. This causes the formation of pimples and pustules. A good exfoliator helps to remove the sloughed up cells while keeping the pores unclogged.
2. It Reduces Acne
If you experience black heads, white heads and clogged pores, and still don’t exfoliate, it’s a huge setback to achieving glowing supple skin. A good exfoliator removes the upper dead cells gently while revealing new healthy skin cells. It also unclogs pores and reduces the production of oily secretions making the face feel cleaner and shinier. In conclusion, a good exfoliator can massively reduce acne and breakouts and is great for all those oily skin gals that are looking for quick solutions to their acne.
3. It Improves The Texture
Ever noticed that dry flaky sensation on your skin? When you seem to rub it, not only do specks of skin come out, it leaves behind a dry and irritated patch on our skin. As gross as it may sound, if you seem to suffer from this condition, I highly recommend starting exfoliating at least once a week to reveal soft, supple glowing skin that is as soft as a baby’s bottom. Don’t believe me? Try it out yourself.
4. It Helps Skin Care Products To Work Efficiently
Have you ever noticed your skin care products glide on to your face much more smoothly after a nice exfoliating session? Well, it’s backed up by our experts too. Once you remove the upper dead skin cell layer, you reveal unclogged pores and smooth supple new skin that is capable of better absorbing all of those rich and good ingredients in your serums and moisturizers. As opposed to dead skin, that creates a barrier between your skin and your skin care products, the newer skin cell layer is well equipped to absorb and glide on all of the products effectively.
5. Hello To Even Looking Skin
If you’re anything like me, who has suffered from acne scars and freckles, you would know the agony of treating them. Hyperpigmentation, sun spots, acne scars and freckles are all accumulations of melanin beneath your skin. After several months of exfoliation and patience, I got rid of my acne spots but heck, they are gone and that’s all that matters right? A good exfoliator, whether chemical or physical, helps even out the skin tone and lightens imperfections over time revealing new spotless skin underneath.
6. It Promotes Collagen Synthesis
After all the benefits that we have discussed, did you know that exfoliation is also anti-aging and boosts collagen production? Hard to believe right? Hear me out. When you exfoliate, you remove the top most layer of the skin that in itself creates the stimulus for your deeper skin layers to make more collagen.