Saturday, June 1, 2013

Get To Scrubbing - Benefits Of Exfoliating Your Skin



There are so many excellent reasons to exfoliate your skin, from getting softer skin to getting the closest shave possible. Help your body get rid of dead skin cells and reveal softer, smoother skin so you can show off your best skin possible. If you’re not convinced on the benefits of exfoliating your skin, keep on reading for a few great reasons.



IMPROVE SKIN TEXTURE

One of the many benefits of exfoliating your skin starts with improving its texture. If your skin feels rough or dry, exfoliating your skin is an easy way to revive dry and dull skin.  Make sure that you exfoliate on a regular basis to keep skin smooth and naturally beautiful.
GET A CLOSER SHAVE

We all know that shaving with a dull razor is a big no-no. Well, shaving dull skin is a big beauty mistake as well. If you want to get the closest shave possible, always exfoliate your skin beforehand. This will get rid of any dead skin cells that can potentially clog up your razor blades. By exfoliating and using a brand new razor you'll ensure that you'll enjoy a smooth, clean shave.


FIGHT SIGNS OF AGING

Another terrific skin benefit of exfoliating your skin is to fight the signs of aging. As we get older, our skin’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down. Dead and dull skin cells often make fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin stand out even more. Help your skin age even more gracefully by exfoliating regularly and shedding those dead skin cells.
HELP PREVENT BREAKOUTS

If you experience blackheads, whiteheads or breakouts, exfoliating your skin will help keep pores clean and unclogged. When your pores get clogged up with dead skin cells oils from your skin can get trapped beneath the surface, causing pimples. Help yourself keep acne under control by keeping pores clean and clear.


EVEN OUT SKIN TONE

Having an uneven skin tone is a great concern for many of us women. Exfoliating can help to efficiently remove leftover dirt and makeup as well as layers of dead skin to reveal bright, new skin that’s hiding underneath. Exfoliating helps with hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmention refers to the brown spots that appear as the result of hormonal changes, genetics, scars, and they show up with more frequency with aging. Exfoliation helps to break up the pigmented cells, so they fade. It's just as effective with the dark red marks appearing post-breakout. Hasten the fading of these marks by increasing your exfoliation. Increasing the removal of the surface damaged skin tissue helps to remove the dark marks, encouraging the building of even-toned and non-scarred skin tissue.


HELP WITH DRY SKIN

Especially during Calgary’s dry winters, exfoliation is essential. What we typically do when skin is dry is to load it up with heavy creams to compensate for the dry skin. But dry skin is the result of dry skin cell buildup. Layering heavy cream on top of the dry skin isn't going to help. Exfoliate more often to remove the dry cells, and then add moisturizing cream.



HELP SKIN CARE PRODUCTS PENETRATE DEEPER

There’s nothing worse than spending your hard earned money on quality skin care products and finding that your skin isn’t getting any benefit from them. If you've experienced this yourself, don’t be too quick to blame the product. If you have layers of dead skin piled up, the skin care product might not be able to penetrate your skin. Exfoliate regularly so your skin care products get a chance to really sink in and work on your skin!



HOW OFTEN SHOULD I EXFOLIATE

For most people two to three times per week is enough. Anymore than that and your skin may become irritated.



Exfoliating your skin is one of the key steps in a good skin care regimen. You can wear the most expensive makeup and master the techniques of applying said makeup but with a dirty grimy canvas your work of art just isn't as great as it could be. If your skin doesn't like traditional skin scrubs, you might want to look into doing an enzyme exfoliation; it involves no scrubbing or chemical exfoliation, which uses acids. You can purchase an at home microdermabrasion kit or you can enjoy getting pampered and receiving a professionally done microdermabrasion treatment at a spa. Do you exfoliate regularly? Have you noticed a difference?