It takes a bit of time to get flawless skin. However, it's always refreshing when you put in the work and get the desired results. One way of doing so is by exfoliating. What exactly is exfoliation and what are its benefits?
Exfoliation basically means getting rid of the dead skin cells. You can do this by using an exfoliating tool, chemical or a granular substance. Naturally our skin sheds off dead skin cells although not completely which could results in clogged pores and dry or flaky skin. Exfoliating helps get rid of this for a more flawless and smooth skin.
With this as a background, let's go further into the benefits of exfoliating with the obvious one being;
Exfoliating helps unclog pores
Day in day out, our skin is exposed to dirt particles, toxins in the atmosphere and harsh weather conditions. All these contribute to our pores getting clogged which could lead to blackheads and acne. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week cleans the pores which helps prevent acne.
It removes dead skin cells
Our skin naturally sheds off dead skin cells which might not be visible to us. Exfoliating helps remove dead and worn out skin cells thus giving the skin a fresh and healthier look.
It helps improve blood flow
Massaging and exfoliating your skin particularly your face, improves blood flow. This ultimately gives you a vibrant look and improves the general health of the skin.
Exfoliation makes it easier for other skincare products to penetrate
Clogged pores make it difficult for skincare products to easily penetrate your skin. After exfoliation, the skin pores are clean which makes it easier for skincare products like moisturizers and serums to easily penetrate thus making it more effective.
It evens skin tone
Exfoliating regularly helps break down dry or dead skin and smoothens the skin texture. This gives the skin a uniform look. It also helps brighten and tone all skin conditions such as dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The skin retains moisture better and reduces the formation of fine lines.