One of the vital skincare routine steps is to exfoliate your skin by either using a physical exfoliator to manually massage on your skin or a chemical exfoliator that helps to chemically dissolve debris. Basically, you remove all dead skin cells from the peripheral layer of your skin and make way for healthy glowing skin. It is often ignored by most people and considered unnecessary however one must exfoliate regularly because it has several benefits.
- Unclog your pores:
A lot of people think that deep cleaning is enough to get rid of all day’s dirt but this is not the case. Exfoliation helps to unclog your skin pores when applied gently on your face at least once or twice a week. The pores usually get clogged due to oozing oil due to which your skin stops breathing and this could lead to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. There are several good quality exfoliating gloves to scrubs easily and are available in most beauty stores.
- Evens skin tone and texture:
Even skin tone and texture are no less than a blessing. Many people complain about having uneven, dry rough, and pigmented skin. This ruins the overall skin structure and it doesn’t look fine. A good exfoliator however solves this problem and consistent use of it can bring your glowing, naturally nourishing, even skin back by clearing out all the debris and dead skin cells.
- Prevents acne:
Acne is undoubtedly the worst skin problem ever. Millions of people around the world have bad skin acne and only they know how frustrating it can be to have it. Using exfoliators can help you with this issue as well since it keeps your pores clean so it reduces the chances of your skin to become acne-prone. Even if you have mild acne, gentle exfoliation using a good chemical exfoliant can be used (don’t forget to consult your dermatologist before using one though) depending on its strength.
- Help other skincare products penetrate deeper:
According to skin care experts and dermatologists, exfoliation helps serums, moisturizers, and growth factors penetrate deeper into the skin. Obviously with clean, unclogged pores and no dead skin, the skincare products would penetrate deeper in your skin and help in nourishment and growth of new healthy cells. Dead skin cells hinder the products like serums and other skincare creams to settle perfectly and work wonders.
- Boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage:
Along with so many other benefits, exfoliation stimulates lymphatic drainage for internal cleansing and excitation of oxygen-rich blood levels to feed and nourish the surface of your skin. Lymphatic drainage is a form of skin detoxification, helps to get rid of toxins and other morbid remains. The latter improves cellular health and helps to maintain the glow and radiance of your skin.
As for how often you should be exfoliating, you should first consider your skin type and nature in mind and decide accordingly. Happy Exfoliating folks!