Exfoliating can make your skin glow, but do you know why it is so important to include in your skin health?
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so however, sometimes, dead cells don’t shed completely. This can result in dry, flaky patches and clogged pores.
Exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter, smoother, and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption. Regular exfoliation can also help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts. Long-term exfoliating can increase collagen production. Collagen protein also promotes skin elasticity, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and related sagging. Collagen is key to glowing healthy skin.
Over exfoliation does exist!
The average person exfoliates 2-3x per week and that is dependent upon your individual skin type and condition! Although most would assume a person with dry skin would exfoliate more often that assumption is incorrect. Dry skin typically needs exfoliation only 1-2x per week to allow the natural moisture barrier in the skin to function properly.
Seasonally your exfoliation schedule may increase or decrease as we produce more natural oil in summer and less in the winter. During the summer you may find yourself exfoliating 1 additional time per week to balance your oil production.