Are You Exfoliating? If Not Why not?

Posted by on on 21st Feb 2017

The Benefits Of Exfoliating Your Skin

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin - it is one of the most underrated and hugely beneficial aspects of your home skincare routine for both face and body.

As well as helping with many skin problems, exfoliation, can also increase blood circulation, which actually helps achieve healthy skin with a glowing look.

So When Should You Exfoliate?

We recommend exfoliating at least twice a week on your face and body, especially if you are using a cream or serum to clear dark spots or hyperpigmentation marks.

After Exfoliating

As you are increasing blood circulation, which will break down toxins and encourage new skin cells to come through, we suggest drinking loads of water which drains the toxins and really helps boost those new skin cells.

It is very important to moisturise your skin every time you exfoliate.

Do not expose the recently exfoliated skin to the sun or UV rays for at least 24 hours.

Skin Conditions that Really Benefit From Exfoliation

- Hyperigmentation: This is the dark patches on your skin that result from sun damage, ageing, pregnancy or hormone inbalance.

- Blemished Skin: 
Some experts say that the best way to stop breakouts is to strip the skin by exfoliating, which gets rid of bacteria.

- Acne Scars: 
Acne blemishes on the skin can sometimes leave scarring or dark marks behind. The best way to fade these scars is to exfoliate twice a week and remove the damaged skin cells which, in turn encourages new healthy skin tissue to come through.

- Clogged Pores:
If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation is a very useful treatment - it helps to clear the congestion, removing blackheads and whiteheads.

- Ingrown Hairs:
After shaving or waxing, new hair will eventually grow back weaker. Therefore it cannot always pierce through the skin, so a red spot will appear around the hair. This is an ingrown hair.

Exfoliating this area will remove the surrounding dead skin, encouraging the ingrown hair to break through the skin's surface.

- Dry, Flakey Skin:
If you have dry or dehydrated skin, there may be unsightly scaly, flaking sections which would really benefit from exfoliation. After you have exfoliated these areas, you should apply a good moisturiser to the new skin.

- Uneven Skin Tone: Exfoliating dead skin cells from your face or body is very important for treating uneven skin tone. By getting rid of dead skin cells, new skin cells can come through , which will help your skin look much more even.

Exfoliating your skin regularly, will really help your skin look and feel it's absolute best, especially if used in combination with a dedicated skincare treatment.