Simply, exfoliation removes and buffs away dead skin cells to make your skin velvety soft and smooth. Every 30 days or so, your skin naturally loses dead skin cells. The top layers of your skin are then formed by fresh skin cells. If those dead cells don’t shed, areas may start to become dull, dry, and flaky.
By removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, exfoliating helps to hasten this process. A pumice stone, an exfoliating shower puff, an electric cleansing/exfoliating brush, or another exfoliation tool can be used to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.
We recommend exfoliating your skin twice a week as part of your weekly skincare regimen. When it comes to exfoliating, moderation is key; while it’s important to get rid of dead skin cells, you also don’t want to remove too much of your skin’s natural oils. By maintaining a twice-weekly exfoliation regimen without eliminating those vital natural oils, you can avoid having dry, lifeless skin. Both our gentle skin-exfoliating Shower Smoothies and Whipped Sugar Scrubs help remove dead skin cells and revitalize dry, dull skin.
It’s crucial to treat your skin gently when exfoliating. Being too abrasive might dry things out and cause micro tears. Lather up and exfoliate your skin during your morning shower or evening bath because exfoliating scrubs and creams work best when applied to damp skin. Use small, circular strokes to exfoliate the area you wish to, whether you’re using a silk exfoliating mitt or brush or an exfoliating scrub. Give each area 20 to 30 seconds of exfoliation before rinsing with warm water. Apply a nourishing body moisturizer after exfoliating to keep your skin gleaming. To ensure that you remove dry, dull skin without interfering with your skin’s natural oil production, we recommend exfoliating twice a week.
If you have skin that is prone to acne or other skin flaws, a good exfoliation regimen may be exactly what you need. If you frequently get pimples, exfoliating can help clear clogged pores and lessen the visibility of whiteheads and blackheads. If you frequently break out or have acne, you might think that exfoliation is not for you. However, a gentle exfoliation regimen can help to kill bacteria and hasten the production of new skin cells.
Exercise extra caution when exfoliating to prevent over-scrubbing your face or body and to prevent using abrasive exfoliants. Otherwise, you run the danger of having skin that is excessively dry, which can result in excess of sebum, which starts the blemish cycle.
Since you’re probably not exfoliating your skin, it’s also likely that it’s dehydrated. Your skin may find it more difficult to absorb the moisturizing moisturizers you use as layers of dead skin cells accumulate on it.
You may remove dry, flaky skin by routinely exfoliating to buff away those dead skin cells. The new skin cells will absorb moisture more effectively and gain the benefits of having moisturized, healthy skin if a moisturizer is applied afterward.