Exfoliation is the removal of dry and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body.
Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps bring out healthy and glowing skin.
How Often Should You Exfoliate?
Exfoliating should be done twice a week as part of a good home care regime – both the face and body. While it’s important to remove dead skin it’s also important not to strip away too many of your natural oils, so a good balance is essential, which is helped by using proper products like Skinsense Face Cleansers and Body Scrubs that have the right mix to give you the perfect exfoliation.
Aftercare For Exfoliating
- Because you are increasing blood circulation, breaking down toxins and encouraging new skin cells to come through, its a must to drink lots of water which drains toxins and helps give those new skin cells a moisture boost.
- It is important to apply a good moisturizer to hydrate the skin from the outside in.
- Do not expose yourself to the sun for 24 hours.
Specific Benefits of Exfoliation
It is important for people with blemished skin to use an exfoliator on the face or body at least twice a week, followed with a good moisturizing cream making sure to use clean hands.
Post-Breakout, Red and Dark Marks
The best way to fade these dark marks is to exfoliate twice a week to remove those damaged skin cells and encourage new healthy skin tissue to grow through.
If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps to draw out congestion, otherwise known as blackheads and whiteheads. Most common areas for breakouts are the nose, chin and forehead. Remember, twice a week.
Pigmentation is the dark areas that come from age, pregnancy and changes in your hormonal balance. These areas tend to become more apparent and darker as the skin ages.
Exfoliation is beneficial for breaking up pigmented cells, encouraging them to fade by bringing out new skin. And most important always use a good sunscreen.
If your skin is dry or dehydrated, exfoliation should be done once a week only, followed with an intense moisturizer.
When you get waxed you are pulling the hair from the root. Although the hair will eventually grow back weaker, it sometimes cannot pierce through the skin and a red spot will appear around the hair, like a small bump. This is an ingrowth – Exfoliation helps rid these bumps effectively.
General Health and Well Being of Skin and body
When you exfoliate, you are increasing the blood circulation and activating the lymphatic system which is hugely important for the body. This helps encourage new skin cells, breaks down fatty tissues, and helps drain toxins from the body, keeping you fit, healthy and beautiful!