Hello To All, I just wanted to show and highlight some amazing reasons to start exfoliating your skin. There are so many reasons why to start exfoliating your skin so let’s have a further look, regular exfoliating will remove dead skin cells from your epidermis/skin and help you to promote wonderful, fresh and rejuvenated skin underneath.
So What Is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface and has been used for many years to help maintain healthy skin. Exfoliation is involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas. Exfoliation can be achieved through mechanical or chemical means.
History of Exfoliation
Credit is given to the ancient Egyptians for the practice of exfoliation. In the Middle Ages, wine was used as a chemical exfoliant, with tartaric acid as the active agent. In Asia, the practice of exfoliation started hundreds of years ago. The etymology of the word exfoliate comes from the Latin exfoliare (to strip off leaves).
The benefits of skin exfoliation,
Helps your body get rid of the dead skin cells
Unclogs the Pores in the skin
Helps scrub the dirt away from the skin
Regular exfoliation keeps the skin soft and radiant
Exfoliating helps your skins natural renewal process speed up and helps the moisturizer penetrate deeper into the skin
Exfoliation is also an important process in the body’s hair removal
If you use make-up regularly, exfoliating helps the skin remain cleaner for longer
Exfoliating the whole body can help prevent the build up of acne below your neck, such as the chest, back and arms. It also might help if you avoid ingrown hairs by preventing dead skin cells from clogging up follicles where you’ve shaved or waxed. And it can help even out skin tone and keep your skin hydrated and remain soft.
Why is Exfoliation Important?
New skin cells are created in the skin’s lower layer, the dermis. Over time, cells migrate to the surface of the skin and become more acidic. During their 30-day journey, they die and become saturated with keratin. Keratin is important because it protects the skin from outside elements. Through the aging process, and after menopause for women, the natural process of skin erosion becomes uneven, which gives skin a dry and rough character. Exfoliation removes the outer layer to reveal the newer skin beneath. This shedding of the outer layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, and helps reduce acne outbreaks. Exfoliation should always be done after cleansing the skin. Exfoliation is important for men as it exposes the hair follicles, allowing a better shave. It is possible to over exfoliate, which dries and irritates the skin. The face is the part of the body most sensitive to exfoliation. Hence, provided that exfoliating causes the skin to dry out, it is very important to moisturize it, because dry skin can lead to wrinkle development
Exfoliation in the words of the dictionary
Pronunciation: /ɪksˈfəʊlɪeɪt, ɛks-/
(of a material) be shed from a surface in scales or layers:the bark exfoliates in papery flakes
[with object] cause (a surface) to shed material in scales or layers:salt solutions exfoliate rocks on evaporating
[with object] wash or rub (a part of the body) with a granular substance, to remove the dead skin cells:exfoliate your legs to get rid of dead skin
[with object] shed (material) in scales or layers:diagnosing cancer from cells exfoliated into the intestine
In Conclusion, Regular exfoliation of your skin is a great way to improve the appearance of the skin. Its also a great way to cleanse your skin properly, Exfoliating helps your skins natural renewal process speed up and helps the moisturizer penetrate deeper into the skin. So if you want that glowing and wonderful skin you need to exfoliate regularly because it keeps the skin soft, rejuvenated and radiant.
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