What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation refers to the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. While your skin does this naturally sometimes it becomes necessary to help your skin with this process. This can be done using a face scrub, specialty skin care product, or beauty tool.
Benefits to Skin
When you have an excess amount of dead skin built up on the surface of your skin your pores will become clogged. By regularly exfoliating the skin you will prevent your pores from being clogged.
Prevent Acne & Breakouts
If your skin doesn’t shed dead skin naturally your pores will become clogged. Clogged pores will often lead to breakouts and acne. Exfoliation is especially beneficial for those more prone to blackheads because these are open pores that are clogged. Exfoliation helps to keep the skin free from dead skin and surface debris, which will lessen incidents of blackheads.
Evens Out Skin Tone
With regular exfoliation you are buffing away dead skin to reveal a layer of fresh new skin. Over time old acne scars and dark spots will fade.
Helps with flaky Skin
When your skin is flaky and peeling it is almost near to impossible to properly hydrate the skin. With proper exfoliation, you can remove the loose skin allowing you to properly hydrate and nourish the skin underneath.
How Often Should I Exfoliate?
|Skin Type||How Many Times Weekly||Recommended Exfoliator (s)|
|Dry & Sensitive||1-2||Exfoliators that are nonabrasive, and will add moisture to the skin. i.e Old Fashion|
|Oily||2-4||Needs an abrasive exfoliator to cut through all the excess sebum but that will also fight acne. i.e Black Velvet or Fire Cider|
|Combination||1-2||With combination skin, it’s often necessary to rotate skincare products to address all your skincare needs. So rotating between Old Fashion, Black Velvet or Fire Cider might be necessary depending on what skincare concern you want to tackle.|