Your skin is always renewing and regenerating. Skin cells begin their life cycle in the lower layers of your skin, known as the dermis. As your skin cells gradually come to the surface layer of your skin, (known as the epidermis), they slowly die and eventually fill up with keratin. (a structural protein that forms a protective barrier)
These keratinized skin cells are very important because they give your skin it's protective properties. The dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin are constantly being shed to make way for the new, younger, brighter skin underneath. Unfortunately, these dead skin cells can cling to the skin's outer layer, resulting in the skin looking dull, dark or patchy and feeling dry. So, regular Exfoliation will really help remove this unwanted layer of dead, dull skin and accelerate the improvement process of your skin.
And that's not all! - As well as removing those dead skin cells, regular exfoliation removes all the dirt, grime and oil bud up that gets trapped, causing clogged pores and dark spots.
So you can see, exfoliating your skin is so important and beneficial as it leaves your skin much more even toned, brighter, cleaner and a lot healthier.
Should You Exfoliate On Just The Face?
You should actually exfoliate not your body as well as your face.
Your skins regeneration process is happening all over your body, constantly. To achieve clear, radiant, smooth, and healthy skin, you need to remove that outer layer of dead skin cells from everywhere. When you apply a skin treatment to your skin, it needs to work it's way through all of the layers of dead skin to reach the new skin underneath. So, removing this layer makes the skin treatment way more effective and will improve the results big time.
What Should You Look For In An Exfoliating Cream?
It is worth investing in a good quality cream that contains a combination of AHA's and BHA's which loosen the bonds between the dead surface layers and the radiant skin beneath. It should also contain antioxidants to help protect the skin, natural enzymes to slough off the dead skin cells for a microdermabrasion. Finally, it should contain a quality moisturising ingredient such as hyaluronic acid to leave the skin feeling smooth, hydrated and revived after all that exfoliation.
A great Exfoliating treatment that contains all these ingredients is Megafade Exfoliating & Brightening Treatment. The Brightening enzymatic peeling action in Megafade, provides a microdermabrasion effect for discoloured, sensitive and capillary skin. Enzyme exfoliants gently but very successfully exfoliate dead epidermal cells and leaves the skin looking radiant, even toned and feeling smooth and soft.