Imagine yourself examining your skin in the mirror and being annoyed because your skin looks dry and dull. It's okay, we've all been there. However, we do not have to experience this problem anymore.
Do you want to know the secret to fresh, radiant skin regardless of your age?
The key is EXFOLIATION!
Exfoliation is a process where one removes dead skin cells from their skin to promote cellular turnover and reveal new, glowing skin. Cellular turnover is a natural process in which skin cells are formed resulting in old skin cells being pushed to the surface. Failure to remove dead skin cells leaves your skin looking dull and creates space for unwanted texture.
It is essential to exfoliate 1-3x a week depending on your skin type.
Dry skin: 1-2 times/week
Normal skin: 2-3 times/week
Oily skin: 2-3 times/week
Sensitive skin 1-2 times/week
There are three types of exfoliation:
Chemical exfoliation is a form of exfoliation that uses alpha + beta hydroxy acids and enzymes to weaken keratin bonds, allowing dead skin cells to slough off the skin.
This type of exfoliation includes the use of a granular scrub to manually remove built up skin cells.
Mechanical exfoliation involves the use of a machine or a device to effectively remove dead skin. Forms of mechanical exfoliation include techniques such as dermaplaning or microdermabrasion.
- Better product penetration
- Reduced hyperpigmentation
- Smooth skin
- Promotes circulation + lymphatic drainage
- Enhanced makeup application
Although exfoliation is a great thing to have in your skincare routine, it is important to make sure you do not overexfoliate because you can damage your skin barrier.
Signs of Overexfoliation Include:
- Burning or peeling skin
- Tight skin
- Increased sensitivity