Scrub a dub dub: 5 benefits of exfoliating your skin
Regardless of skin type, regular exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion! Your skin cells are constantly shedding and being replaced with new ones, and it’s very easy for those dead cells to get stuck on your skin. Exfoliating will help to remove those dead skin cells and give your skin that healthy glow. Below are a just a few of the reasons why you should add regular exfoliation to your skin care routine.
Clears up acne & breakouts
Skin that is prone to acne actually sheds more skin cells than other skin types. These cells often get stuck on the skin and can clog pores and hair follicles, leading to an excess in oil secretion. This excess oil gets trapped under the dead skin cells, and causes blackheads and pimples. Exfoliating on a regular basis will slough off those dead skin cells; therefore, reducing the chances of clogged pores.
Erase the signs of aging
As you age, your skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells decreases. This allows multiple layers of dead cells to accumulate on your skin, often giving it a rougher texture and making fine lines an wrinkles stand out. Regular exfoliating will stop dead skin cells from accumulating on your skin and, therefore, keep it looking young and fresh.
Get a closer shave
Excess dead skin cells can clog up razors, making your shave less effective. Exfoliating before you shave will make sure that there is nothing standing in your way between you and a smooth, clean shave.
Better skin texture
Shedding those dead skin cells actually speeds up the skin renewal process. Exfoliating increases cell turnover, and these new skin cells are full of moisture. This means that you’ll start to notice healthier skin that is radiant and smooth.
Minimize the appearance of pores
When your pores become clogged with dirt, oil, etc. they appear larger than they actually are. Simply washing your face isn’t always enough to remove this dirt, which is why you need to exfoliate! Exfoliating will make sure you get anything that is stuck deep inside your pores, allowing them to shrink in size.
A word to the wise:
Your skin is sensitive, especially on your face! Over exfoliating, or scrubbing too hard can result in red, irritated or flaky skin. For best results, use light pressure to gently massage the exfoliant into your skin.
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If and when you are looking for something to complement your regular exfoliating, our oxygen facial is a great way to remove those dead skin cells while simultaneously oxygenizing the skin. This optimizes the absorption of the valuable components in the nutrient-rich gels into the skin. Contact us today to for your free consultation!