Why You Should Exfoliate Your Face
We have been told since the first day our mums started us on our skincare routine to always be gentle to our skin which is why the idea of using a scrub that contains physical rough ingredients like sugar or a chemical one that contains acid sounds a little scary for some of us. However, it’s safe to say that scrubing or exfoliating your face actually leads to multiple benefits for our skin even though we think that we are harming it. The details are as below:
#1 Exfoliating gets rid of dead cells
One of the really obvious results of exfoliating is the removal of dead skin cells which is great because when too many dead skin cells “build-up”, it can start to make the skin look dull and rough. By just exfoliating you will be able to say good bye to your leather-like skin and say hello to your smooth and soft skin which makes it an even better base for your foundation or BB cream.
#2 Exfoliating helps you look younger
Dead skin cells have less elasticity hence, an accumulation of it can pull and weight the skin down making our skin to sag and form wrinkles. Therefore, by removing the older dead cells via exfoliating, we are revealing younger looking cells. In other words, exfoliating increases cell turnover rates which helps to turn back to the clock.
#3 Exfoliating helps you reap the benefits of your skincare routine
People who have a lot of sun exposure tend to have thicker skin because the dead skin cells will accumulate to prevent the harmful UV rays from penetrating the skin. Hence, by exfoliating we are helping remove some of the layers that our skincare products might have to get through in order to transform our skin from inside out.
#4 Exfoliating helps with acne and pores
Exfoliating helps to unclog pores and get rid of the breeding ground in which the acne causing bacteria resides. Hence, allowing them to appear smaller and prevent acne.
#5 Exfoliating helps with blood circulation
Good circulation is essential so that, blood can feed our skin with the nutrients we need and ‘drain away’ anything bad. The results of exfoliating is similar to exercising which is why some us may end up looking like a tomato at the end of the exfoliation process.