4 Ways Your Skin Will Benefit From Weekly Exfoliation
We all know great skin starts with plenty of rest and hydration, but exfoliation is also important for skin health. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. There are lots of products on the market, so you know it’s a must, but what exactly are the benefits? Here are 4 ways your skin will improve just by adding weekly exfoliation into your skin care regime:
- Your skin will shine brighter.
Sometimes skin can appear dull and lifeless when dead skin cells don’t shed as they should. Exfoliating allows you to help this process along by scrubbing away those dead skin cells to reveal the vibrant and healthy skin beneath the surface.
- Your skin will feel smooth and baby-soft; say bye-bye to dry patches!
The accumulation of dead skin cells can also cause peeling and/or uneven texture. Exfoliation, especially with physical scrubs (enter our Exfoliating D.I.Y. Face Scrub
), can remove these loose skin cells and give you soft, polished skin.
- Your other skin care products will work SO much better.
Products like our Daily Repair Moisturizer
can work more effectively to penetrate the deeper, living layers of your skin when they aren’t fighting through dead skin cells. The ingredients in skin care products only have so much working potential. And while you only see benefits when products inflict change on living layers, they can’t differentiate between dead and living cells. Consequently, products are more potent and effective when they’re applied closer to living layers. By regularly exfoliating, your skin will be smooth and ready to reap the benefits of all those skincare products.
- Your pores will thank you.
Blackheads and whiteheads are caused by a build-up of dead skin cells, oil and dirt in your pores, so exfoliating can help prevent them from forming. This is especially true when you chemically exfoliate with a BHA like salicylic acid; BHAs can get down into the pore to break down dead skin cells, so they can halt breakouts at the source (just in case you needed one more reason to love our Revitalizing Daily Face Wash