If like most people you have heard it is important to exfoliate but you are not sure why or what it does, you need to learn a few facts. Exfoliation is the process of removing the top layer of skin that consists of dead skin cells.
The treatment allows the live cells in the dermis level below to emerge and replace the upper epidermis layer, refreshing the skin and giving it an enhanced appearance.
The skin is constantly regenerating itself and forming new cells in the dermis to replace those dead ones in the epidermis, but as people age, this process slows down. This means that dead skin cells remain on the surface for much longer, giving the skin the uneven and lackluster appearance. Through the process of exfoliation, the dead skin cells can be removed revealing the younger cells beneath. This helps to restore the skins bright and natural appearance.
Who needs it?
Contrary to popular opinion, everyone needs to exfoliate and it should be a part of regular skin care. Exfoliation helps to increase circulation while also keeping the skin smooth. It is, however, true that some people can tolerate the process more than others can, due to their skin type. It is a good idea to carry out testing on a small part of your inner arm skin so that you know how tolerant you are.
Exfoliation is not just for the face but also for the entire body. Some experts recommend exfoliating at least 2 or 3 times a week but this will depend on your age and skin type. Visit a skin specialist to find out the best products for your skin so that you can avoid over-exfoliation, which can lead to dryness, sensitivity and irritation.
Make sure that you invest in the best exfoliator so that you can get the best results. You can use both manual and chemical exfoliators to enhance your skin.