Exfoliate For A Smooth And Healthy Skin
Smooth and healthy-looking skin are goals for every woman. Often we tend to skip the scrubbing part in our daily beauty routine. To have a better understanding of how important exfoliation is for our skin, let’s take a look at it.
What is exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin by a physical or chemical method. Due to the environmental exposure, the skin cells experience a lot of wear and tear. Dead cells of the skin are shed off naturally every 30 days or so. However, they also get deposited on the skin surface. This often results in uneven skin tone or even acne breakouts. Thus facial scrub and body exfoliation are important to get healthy and smooth skin. Thus in your beauty regime, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing; scrubbing is a must-add.
Scroll down to know about the wonders of exfoliation.
Types of exfoliator
Depending on the process of exfoliation is broadly categorized into:
- Physical exfoliation
- Chemical exfoliation
- Natural exfoliation
Any scrubbing or rubbing manually with a loofah, body brush, bath salts, or muslin washcloth which is used often are good exfoliators for the body. A physical exfoliator gives you an instant result. This method can be easily performed at home. Here is a list of abrasive materials you can use:
- Pumice stones
- Cleansing scrubs
- Exfoliating mitts
- Dry brush
- Micro derma rollers
Chemicals like mild acids or enzymes are used on the other hand to dissolve away the dead skin cells and other deposits which accumulate on the surface of the skin. Before opting for any chemical exfoliator it is recommended to do a patch test first. Chemical exfoliators are gentle and give you slow but long-lasting results.
These mainly contain mild acids like AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) or BHAs (beta hydroxy acids). They mainly come in the form of serums or peel-off masks.
Nature caters to us everything! Yes, don’t be surprised to pick up the scrub right from your kitchen. Here is a list of ingredients that can be used as a natural exfoliator :
- Lemon juice
Why do you need to exfoliate?
Face and body scrubbing exfoliates our skin. Here are some points which will encourage you to go through this process at least once a week.
Helps cleaning skin
Scrubbing helps to remove the stubborn dirt and sweat which accumulates on the surface of the skin. This process helps in removing the excess oil, dirt, and cell debris from the pores. Thus the pores get unclogged and this facilitates the removal of the blackheads and reduces the breakouts. Cleaning of the skin also helps in better absorption of the moisturizer and serums.
Helps in removing dead skin
Lack of taking care can make your skin flaky which eventually leads to dry patches. This accumulates a lot of dead cells on the skin surface. The gathering of dead cells makes the skin look dull and tired. Exfoliation helps in flushing out the impurities from the skin.
And as well as the dead cells which they feed on. This helps in preventing acne breakouts. Scrubbing helps in removing all of these leaving your skin healthy and clean.
Evens out skin tone
A nice face scrub or a body scrub helps you to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Proper exfoliation helps in getting rid of the ugly marks left by acne and scars. This also helps in the removal of the dull and dark patches making the skin smooth and glowing.
Improves blood circulation
The process of applying the scrub is to gently massage it on your face or body in circular motions. As it helps in removing the unwanted dirt it also immensely helps in increasing the blood flow to your skin. This helps in removing the toxins and nourishes the skin cells. Circulation of the blood helps in lymphatic drainage which improves the health of the cells. It helps you to get fresh and glowing skin.
Knowing all about the wonders of exfoliation your weekly beauty regimen must look like this:
But if you want to have a professional touch for your skin, you can always have a good facial treatment or a body polishing treatment to get smooth and healthy skin. You can always pamper yourself with an at-home-salon-like service from Yes Madam with a simple click.