While usual skin cleansing is a must, exfoliating once or twice a week can enhance the results of your skin care routine and help elevate your skin. Whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin, exfoliation can bring a new glow to your skin complexion.
On a daily basis, the skin packs on dead skin cells which make it look pallid or dull. In order to scrub and remove the dead cells, exfoliating agents are used, most often in the form of a scrub(see below) as the granules work to remove the old skin and allow the skin underneath to radiate.
Human skin constantly regenerates itself; old cells on the top layer of the skin die and are replaced with new cells that form in the lower layer (the dermis). Like so many other biological functions, we take this process for granted. As we age, however, our skin’s natural regenerative powers deteriorate and the skin care step to aid in this function is exfoliation.
Now that you know that routine exfoliation can lead to visibly brighter and healthier-looking skin, you need to know what tools are best for achieving these results.
For the parts of your body where there is more skin such as the the torso, arms and legs, a body scrub with synthetic beads or tiny grains of sugar provides the gentlest exfoliation, while utilizing a loofah, textured or mesh sponge, or washcloth can be used in tandem with one of these products to intensify the exfoliation process. For the sensitive areas such as your face, be sure to use a washcloth or just your hands in tandem with a mild exfoliating cleanser, to ensure a gentle method.
Just like a good pedicure, exfoliation cannot be overstated, it removes dead skin cells, giving you a healthy glow and smoother complexion. Removing this layer reveals the fresh skin underneath which also ensures that body moisturizers which are the next step have good penetration into your pores!