Do you feel that your skin is clogged and a little rough?
Do you feel it’s lacking its natural radiance?
If it’s a Yes for both the questions. You need to add Exfoliation to your skincare routine.
Exfoliation is not only for dry skin but important for all skin types. The only thing which differs is the type of exfoliation used by different skin types.
Why the need to Exfoliate?
Our skin naturally forms a layer of new skin cells by shedding the dead cells in 28-30 days. If the dead skin cells don’t shed properly, your skin looks dry, flaky, and can also result in acne breakouts. In such a case, exfoliating your skin helps in removing the dead skin cells. Simply put, exfoliating helps in keeping your skin silky smooth by buffing away and removing dead skin cells.
So when you get up in the morning and your skin looks dull, exfoliate before you start your day for smooth radiating skin. On the other hand, exfoliating at night removes any lingering makeup or pollutants, making your skin feel fresh and easy to breathe.
What are the Benefits of Skin Exfoliation?
- Excellent in unclogging the pores
- Unclogging the pores further aids in preventing the acne breakout
- Useful serums and moisturizers compounds are easily able to penetrate deeper into the skin after exfoliation
- Improves the skin hydration as well as maintains the moisture levels
- The skin appears to look more uniform and even-toned
- Boosts the skin’s radiance by increasing the cell turnover
- Exfoliation boosts the circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Stimulates the collagen synthesis
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite by dry exfoliating
How Often Should You Exfoliate?
Include exfoliation as a part of your weekly skincare routine. Buff away the dead skin cells twice a week whilst taking care not to strip away too many of your skin’s natural oils. Exfoliate your skin either by physical exfoliators (loofahs, pumice stone, marketed cleansing scrubs, or DIY scrubs) or chemical exfoliators (chemicals such as hydroxy acids and retinol, with enzymes) to renew your skin.
If you have any cuts, open wounds, or sunburn, avoid exfoliating as it may irritate your skin. If you are unsure about skin exfoliation, do consult a dermatologist to guide you through all the possible options.
Depending on your skincare need, choose the exfoliation method you wanna include in your weekly skincare routine. If you don’t want to invest in marketed exfoliation products, stick to DIY scrubs from your pantry. And, if you are very busy, then go for the easiest way to exfoliate – use loofah and shower gel twice a week after a long tiring day. This way it will not only remove the dead skin cell layer but also make you feel fresh and your skin smooth.
So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s include exfoliation in our weekly skincare routine.
And, remember – Moisturising your skin properly after exfoliating is a must.
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