The human body is continuously producing new cells to replace those that naturally die off. As we age, this rate of cellular turnover slows down, especially those of the skin cells. The slower turnover and excessive dead skin cells on the surface is one of the causes for dull and lackluster skin. Not only this, dead skin cells also clog your pores and create a blockage, leading to ineffectiveness of any application on the skin.
Just knowing ‘why’ to exfoliate is the first step to critical facial skin care. It is equally, if not more important to know ‘how’ to take care of the skin as well. In order to maintain healthy, youthful, glowing skin we do need to both remove old, dead skin cells and encourage proper cellular turn over. Exfoliating both removes the old dead skin cells and speeds up cell renewal enabling new healthy skin cells to grow. Exfoliation has many benefits, a few of which are highlighted below
Clogged pores result in blackheads, small whiteheads, and clogged bumps on the surface of the skin. Gently removing the excess dry cells by exfoliation helps releasing the oils trapped underneath the surface and decongest the pores.
For many, the main contention is the marks and scars that are left behind after an acne breakout. Regular exfoliation helps to fade away these marks and scars by removing the damaged cells from the surface and giving way to the new and healthier skin cells sans scars, leading to a well toned and smooth skin.
Regular exfoliation leads to much smoother skin than when you don’t exfoliate. When the surface of the skin is free from the dead skin cells, the skin appears smooth and even.
Hyperpigmentation happens due to a variety of factors like pregnancy, genetics, hormonal changes or at a particular age. Exfoliation helps by separating the pigmented cells, thus leading them to fade.
If you have dry skin, exfoliation is very important to remove the buildup of dry skin cells from the surface. The moisturizers that we normally apply on the skin to overcome dryness without exfoliating only helps in blocking the skin pores and covering the dead skin cells. Application of moisturizers post exfoliation is much more effective on the fresh skin cells.
Our skin is a bid to take care of itself naturally exfoliates, but this process slows down as we age, resulting in an accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface. Regular exfoliation sends a signal to the skin to act young again by removing these dead skin cells.
For those with acne – who work towards drier skin – exfoliation becomes very important because dry skin leads to an accumulation of dead cells as well, which may lead to further breakout. Regular exfoliation efficiently removes these dead cells and prevents a reoccurrence of breakout.
You may be cleansing, moisturizing or even applying dollops of that sunscreen, but if you aren’t exfoliating, your skin is not as healthy as it can be. Our Exfoliating Face Scrub removes dirt, grime and blackheads while gently cleaning the skin. Its ingredients remove the top layer of dead skin bringing your underlying fresh layer of skin cells to the fore and thus making your skin look revitalized.