What is Skin Exfoliation
The Skin is the body’s largest organ. Skin conditions, such as dryness and age spots, can have a significant impact on a person’s wellbeing. Skincare experts recommend regular exfoliation of the skin to promote healthy skin that looks younger and more attractive.
Exfoliation is the shedding of skin cells that build upon the outer layer of skin over time from daily wear and tear. Skin Cell turnover takes place at a rate of about every 26 days per cell layer under normal circumstances; this process slows down with age, causing older layers to remain longer than newer layers underneath them.
It also occurs faster in some areas than others due to genetics, sun exposure or irritation caused by internal or external conditions like acne or other irritants (such as clothing or the environment). Skin exfoliation removes these dead and dying layers of skin cells, allowing newer ones to rise to the surface. This allows for a brighter complexion and promotes a more even tone. Skin becomes rough and dry when it is deprived of this process; some heavy sunscreens can also cause the skin to be less receptive to exfoliation.
Although some people naturally shed their outer layer of skin faster than others (such as on some areas like the arms), most people need to manually assist with Skin Exfoliation to get rid of unwanted buildup. Skin Care Professionals recommend that Skin Exfoliators be used once per day according to personal preference, however, this frequency is typically higher than necessary for healthy skin. Experts suggest that Skin Exfoliators be used at least every other day to keep the skin fresh and smooth.
Exfoliation can take place in many different forms, including mechanical Skin Exfoliation (using a scrub) or chemical Skin Exfoliation (with alpha-hydroxy acids). Skin Care Professionals generally suggest using both types together for best results. Using an exfoliator once per day is necessary enough to prevent dead skin buildup without being too abrasive which only damages the skin further.
Here are some additional tips you can include:
– Skin should be dampened before application of an exfoliator
– Start with a gentle exfoliator if you have sensitive skin
– If breaking out, skip exfoliation for a few days
– Skin should be rinsed after exfoliation and then moisturized
Exfoliating good help shed dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover to reveal brighter skin underneath. It can also prevent future buildup of Skin Cells that contribute to dullness and irritation. It is a good idea to perform Skin Exfoliation once per day in conjunction with another form of Skin Care to create younger-looking skin.
Although recommended use of an exfoliator is once per day if you have sensitive skin you might want to try using it twice per week instead. If you are dealing with excessive breakouts or already have irritated Skin, skip exfoliating until Skin has settled. The skin should be rinsed with cool water after Skin Exfoliation, followed up by Skin Moisturizer for best results.