Do you exfoliate your face often? If so, you already know the numerous benefits that this beauty step can bring. But you’ve probably landed on this article to learn more about what exfoliation does to your face, right? In this article, we’ll share the advantages of exfoliation, but would also like to give a heads-up to ensure that no one overdoes it. Keep reading to find out more!
Promotes Skin Turnover
Your skin renews itself every 28 to 40 days on average for adults. Babies and young children have a turnover rate twice as fast, which is why they have such soft, clear skin.
Part of this cycle involves the natural removal of old, dead skin cells on the surface to make way for new cell production. By assisting this natural removal through exfoliation, you can help stimulate your cell turnover cycle.
Gentle exfoliators containing antioxidants work especially well to help protect and rejuvenate the skin. Give Cure Aqua Gel exfoliator a try if you haven’t already. The water-based product is 91% activated hydrogen water, a powerful antioxidant that can help work wonders.
Cleans Pores and Prevents Acne
Setting a routine to clean your pores is recommended, because even double cleansing may not be enough to clear up the residue that remains on your face after washing. Exfoliating can help to thoroughly clean your pores and prevent oil and dirt to enter, a cause of unsightly whiteheads and blackheads.
Without exfoliation, your clogged pores and layers of dead skin cells can eventually lead to a breakout. This is caused by the oil secreted by your sebaceous glands getting stuck underneath with nowhere to escape. That said, be sure to use an exfoliator that’s gentle on your skin, one that will not leave your face red and irritated.
Evens Your Skin Tone and Encourages Cell Regeneration
Folks who suffer from dull spots, roughness, and hyperpigmentation know how challenging it can be to get rid of them. With consistent exfoliation one to three times a week, you will be on your way to seeing a more even skin tone. This is because exfoliants can assist in breaking down dead skin over time.
Puts Those Expensive Skincare Products to Work
Once the layer of dead skin is removed and your pores are rid of dirt, you can be assured that your skin is in tip-top condition to receive all the goodness from your skincare products. Without those dead skin cells on the surface and the grime clogging your pores, your serums and moisturizers will be able to penetrate past the surface and reach deep within.
With all to gain and nothing to lose, you might be wondering if it’s okay to exfoliate every day. The answer is yes and no, depending on the exfoliator and your skin type. We recommend twice or three times a week. Listen to your skin and when unsure, seek professional opinion.
After exfoliating, be sure to finish up with your regular skin care routine. For a lightweight moisturizer, you need to try Cure Water Treatment moisturizer. CWT’s 70% water-based formula bursts into droplets of activated hydrogen water that moisturize and hydrate as they’re absorbed into your skin. It’s ideal for people with sensitive and acne-prone skin, and won’t clog pores or provoke any existing acne or redness.