Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Need for Skin Exfoliation:

Our skin cells keep regenerating every 2 to 4 weeks. Accordingly, thousands of cells shed every minute. While most fall off on their own, some just keep accumulating on the skin surface leading to dry skin cell buildup. Now the dry cells act as a barrier to the skin - they not only trap grease, dirt and other impurities that clog the pores, but also keep your skin care products from penetrating into the skin. The result is rough, dull and tired looking skin that can also become prone to acne breakouts.
  This is why it is essential to regularly exfoliate the dead cells and allow the new skin cells to come to the fore.

How exfoliation helps
• It will unclog the pores and also remove any blackheads or whiteheads that are on the surface.
• It can help reduce or even prevent acne breakouts.
• It helps clear out pigmentation due to acne, age, genetics or other reasons.
• It will even out the skin tone and texture.
• As new cells get exposed and the blood circulation improves, it rejuvenates the skin and you look fresh and radiant.
• Moisturizers and other products can penetrate into the skin, thus leading to better results.
• Clean, clear and smooth skin is yours that always looks healthy and glowing.
• It can even reduce signs of aging.

How to do?
Exfoliation is usually done physically or chemically. You can use a gentle scrub from a natural skin care product range while in the shower. Wet your skin with warm water before applying the product. Use a gentle touch and circular motions as you work it on the facial skin. For the body a skin brush can also be used. Apply moisturizer soon after to soothe the cleansed skin. Makeup may be applied immediately.

While some people prefer to use home products, be careful that it does not contain any rough pits, seeds or husk that can actually lacerate the skin. Look for smooth, round granules that do not irritate the skin.

Chemical Exfoliants are available that use mild acids to exfoliate the skin from deep within. Apply them on the face and leave it to work on the dead cells. For extreme cases, you can also opt for chemical peels or Microdermabrasion procedures by an aesthetician, dermatologist or other licensed skincare professional.

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