You’ve probably been hearing about exfoliation, but wondered if it is really for you. It’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. You want to do everything you can for your skin, but sometimes it is difficult to know whether you really need to do these things or is it just a passing fad. Well, knowledge is power! You may not know what you are missing out on when you don’t exfoliate your skin. And believe us, there are some wonderful benefits you’re missing out on if you don’t exfoliate. Read on to discover what exfoliation is and the 5 benefits you may be missing out on if you don’t exfoliate your skin.
What is exfoliation?
When you exfoliate your face or body you remove the top layer of dead skin cells (the epidermis). This reveals fresh, soft skin underneath. This new skin looks smoother, its texture improved and it can absorb skin care products more efficiently. Think of it as a clean slate for your skin!
Many cultures have enjoyed the benefits of exfoliation for centuries. In Turkish hammams, exfoliation is one of the treatments you will enjoy when you take part in this ancient skin care ritual.
Exfoliation is not something you do once and never again. It’s a continual process. Your skin is constantly going through a shedding process. Skin will need to be regularly exfoliated every one to two weeks for optimal results. The good news is, once you’ve established a good exfoliation routine, you will enjoy some wonderful benefits!
The Benefits of Exfoliation
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
As we age, we start to develop wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the eyes, forehead and mouth. While nothing will make them go away (barring medical intervention), you can certainly improve their appearance. Exfoliating the face once a week will help soften the lines, making them less noticeable. Be sure to avoid the eye area, as it is extremely delicate.
Unclogs pores of impurities
Let’s face it, we use a lot of products on our skin. Makeup, skin care products and sunscreen can clog pores if not removed properly. Add that to the normal dirt, sweat and oils that accumulate on your skin and you can understand why you may be experiencing acne or breakouts. Exfoliation removes all the gunk that gets trapped in your pores. Keeping your pores clean will help keep your skin pimple free.
Helps prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs
If you’ve ever suffered from an nasty ingrown hair or a painful razor rash, you’ll be relieved to hear that exfoliation can be a natural way to prevent these painful eruptions from occurring. Exfoliation helps unclog pores and remove dead skin that often cause razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
Stimulates collagen production
By exfoliating skin 1-2 per week, you stimulate a rejuvenation process that helps stimulate collagen production in the skin. This in turn helps promote healthier, smoother and younger looking skin that glows!
Improves skin tone
Dark spots, rough texture, hyper pigmentation, and acne scars can be frustrating to treat. Exfoliation removes dead skin while at the same time smoothing its overall texture, making the skin appear more even over time.
Products last longer, work better
How many expensive bottles of serum have you bought only to find they just didn’t seem to work? It could be because your skin can’t absorb them properly. When you exfoliate regularly, you reveal fresh, new skin that easily absorbs skin care products, making them work better and last longer.
Now that you know all about the wonderful benefits you can enjoy with skin exfoliation, why not give it a try. It’s easy and when done regularly, helps your skin look and feel healthier and more radiant. Check out our full line of exfoliating mitts.