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What is Exfoliation?

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Exfoliation is a process of removing dead cells from the outer surface of your skin by using different substances (chemical/granular). This process can be done by using exfoliation tools or exfoliants. Our skin sheds dead cells after 30 weeks (vary with age), but sometimes the cells do not shed properly resulting in dryness of skin, the appearance of flaky patches, and clogged pores. So, exfoliation is important and it helps in making your skin look glowy and fresh. If you choose to exfoliate it should be done in a proper way so that it doesn’t harm your skin in any way and make sure you follow the following tips.

  • Consider your skin tone.

  • Consider the products you already use.

  • Select an exfoliation method (mechanical or chemical).

WHY SHOULD WE EXFOLIATE?



  • It unclogs the pores: There’s a lot of pollution and dust in our surroundings but by using exfoliation you can remove dust/debris from your skin surface. The dead skin clogs the pores which results in stocking the oil produced by glands (sebaceous) making your skin dull and patchy. Exfoliation helps to unclog these pores, purifies the skin, and helps to absorb toxins deep within the pores.


  • Boosts circulation of blood and lymphatic drainage: Exfoliation triggers lymphatic drainage, helps more blood to flow to nutrify the skin, and helps in internal cleansing revealing glowy and radiant skin surface with a rosy flush.


  • Collagen synthesis: Improving the blood flow through the skin surface, exfoliation also helps in the synthesis of collagen. An increase in collagen synthesis helps the skin stay firm, look tight and youthful. It prevents the lines and wrinkles on your skin.


  • Cellular Turnover: Exfoliation also uplifts skin’s radiance by helping cellular turnover. The cells rise from the stratum carenum layer (epidermis) pushing the dead cells out. It makes the skin more glowy and smooth. Reduction of pores appearance and breakouts, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles are the benefits of cellular turnover.


  • Absorption of skincare products: The process of exfoliation helps to get rid of dead cells on the upper layer of the skin surface. It opens the pores and they are ready to receive the nutrients you feed them by applying your skincare products.


  • Smooths the skin tone and texture: Women are tired of patchy skin and don’t think to apply makeup on their skin because it’s always dry and patchy. Exfoliation makes your skin smooth, evens the tone that deserves to be shown off leaving your complexion bright and glowy.


  • It prevents Acne: Exfoliation additionally helps to prevent acne on your skin by enabling the reduction of breakouts preserving the pores from turning clogged with the pus of dead cells and sebum. It is necessary to have healthy and vibrant skin.

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