Why Exfoliating Needs to Become Part of Your Skincare Routine
Everyone knows the importance of having a well-rounded skincare routine that includes daily cleansing and moisturizing, but for many of us, our daily routines are missing a crucial step – exfoliating.
What is Exfoliation?
Simply put, exfoliation is the removal of dead and dulling skin cells from the skin's surface. Exfoliation can be done two different ways, physically or chemically. Physical exfoliation works against the skin's top layers by rubbing or "sloughing" away at the old, dead skin cells with scrubs and other methods. Chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, goes much deeper into the skin to dissolve the bond between the dead skin cells using acids or enzymes.
So Why Exfoliate?
When we are younger, our skin cells naturally replace themselves every few days. This is the reason why babies and toddlers have such smooth, flawless skin, because it is being constantly replaced and restored. However, as we grow older, our skin cells begin replacing themselves at a much slower rate. When this happens, the dead skin cells stay on our faces much longer, which leaves our skin looking dull, dry, and rough. By exfoliating, you can remove these dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
Some of the main benefits of regular skin exfoliation include:
- Pore cleansing - washes away excess oil, makeup & dirt
- Evens skin tone and helps clear blemishes
- Helps to brighten & revitalize dull looking skin
- Encourages natural skin cell turnover
- Improves the overall look and texture of your skin
- Controls excess oil
- Reduces blackheads
How Can You Start Exfoliating?
Knowing the benefits of exfoliating, it is easy to see why exfoliation should be just as an important part of your skincare routine as are cleansing and moisturizing. There are many different ways you can begin experiencing healthier, brighter skin through the magic of exfoliation. The simplest way to do so is by using an exfoliating face mask or scrub, which when applied to your skin will bring you all the benefits of exfoliation without being too intense or harmful for your skin.
Our Pink Clay Refining Detox Mask begins as a water-activated powder that transforms into a luxurious face mask by blending the naturally cleansing properties of pink rose clay with the exfoliative properties of natural ingredients like amaranth, rice and rosehip powders. The end result is a gentle acting face mask to begin your exfoliation journey.
Maguire Dyson - Avalea Staff