And if you are, how often are you doing so? I’m finding that this is one step that is either overlooked or over done but is really such an essential part of your skin care regimen. Your skin will truly benefit if you perform this process correctly and regularly which will result in healthy, glowing skin.
Out with the old and in with the new….skin cells that is.
Old skin sheds naturally but as we age the process tends to be a lot slower than if we were in our 20’s. As you are reading this your skin is shedding right this very moment all the while a new skin cell is being born. But those with certain “skin challenges” exfoliation is extremely beneficial. For example, those with oily skin exfoliate will help keep your pores clear often resulting in breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads or milia which often become breeding grounds for bacteria.
If you have brown spots, post breakout dark marks or hyperpigmentation, exfoliation will help accelerate and promote skin cell growth = healing and fading process.
Those with dry skin will tend to over compensate by using heavy lotions or creams but it does nothing but trap dead skin buildup resulting in dull – lack luster skin. But when you exfoliate, you will remove the buildup and your skin will look much brighter, smoother and will be able to retain moisture much better.
Those with aging skin – remember as we grow older your skin cells are reproducing at a much slower rate, exfoliating will help stimulate the growth processes, help smooth out the roughness and wrinkles for a much softer, bright and radiant skin!
Finally, exfoliating will allow your treatment products to penetrate effectively!
So I ask do you exfoliate?
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