Skin cells are consistently dying and being replaced with new cells, but our skin doesn’t always completely get rid of the dead skin cells. They end up building up on the surface of our skin. This can result in a dry, uneven appearance, even with the use of makeup. Skin cells and dirt clog your pores and can cause breakouts, as well as enlarged pores.
What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin. This can be done mechanically, through the use of scrubbing, special brushes, and soaps that contain exfoliating agents. It can also be done chemically, by using peels that are designed to eliminate dead skin cells without scrubbing.
Benefits of Exfoliation
There are many benefits to regular exfoliation. Exfoliating twice a week can help reduce breakouts and help you create a more even skin tone. It will result in healthier, brighter skin. It is important to exfoliate before obtaining a spray tan or using tanning lotion, because failure to do so will cause the tanning agent to bind differently over the dead skin cells. Be careful not to exfoliate too much, because that can strip away the natural oils on your face.
Exfoliating is important to have healthy skin. Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells build up over time. Regular exfoliation can help wash these clogs away and keep your skin clear. To learn more about the importance of exfoliation, or other ways to care for your skin, contact us at Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa today!