How To Exfoliate For A Beautiful Skin?

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Is exfoliating part of your skin care regimen?

Exfoliation is a method that is used to remove the dead skin cells and leave behind the fresh new skin cells. This gives the skin improved quality and appearance.

When you exfoliate your skin, you buff away the dead skin cells that linger on the top of your face, thereby revealing a glowing layer of fresh, young skin.

The layers of new skin that your face produces are smooth and soft and are the perfect surface for flawless makeup application.

Skin cells can become old and harden and lose moisture and the appearance of the skin then becomes dull and dry and the pores can become clogged.

Exfoliating your skin removes these old, dry, dull skin cells and stimulates the renewal of fresh, healthy skin cells leaving the skin looking young and smooth.

Physical exfoliants use a brush or a gentle abrasive to cause friction to remove the dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.  There are different exfoliant products designed to suit different skin types.

Chemical exfoliants use Alpha Beta Hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, enzymes and retinal to remove dead skin cells.  These substances dissolve the intercellular that attaches the skin cells to the skin surface.

For the best and safest results with chemical exfoliants, an Esthetician will perform professional facial treatments over a period of six weeks.

Enzymatic and hydroxyl acids are safe for home use and are available for personal use in the home.  Glycolic acid is widely used in many skin care products.


Facial Scrubs

The most affordable and convenient way to exfoliate is at home with an over-the-counter facial scrub.

A scrub containing small, abrasive granules of sugar, crushed walnut shell, or oatmeal can help you whisk away dead skin cells on your face and body.

If your complexion is normal to oily, exfoliating is helpful three to four times a week. For drier skin, exfoliation should only be done one to two times a week maximum.

You should establish a skincare routine that includes all of these products, and adds a cleaner and moisturizer. You will keep your skin healthy far longer and feel better as well.

  • For best results, thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water.
  • Then, apply the scrub using your fingertips.
  • Draw small circles with your fingers all over your face to gently buff away the dead skin.
  • Splash your face with cool water, pat dry, and enjoy the healthy look of your radiant complexion.


Facial Masks

Facial mask products can be found for any skin type or condition.

Do you suffer from acne or blackheads?

There are facial masks that you apply, let it dry and then peel off. Dead skin covering blackheads will become unclogged which helps clear them up.

There are also facial masks that you apply and allow to dry, like mud masks. When you are done, you wash your face with warm water to remove the mud mask.

Mud masks have a number of benefits, including oil control. Your skin will glow with health, not shine with oil.

The impurities in your skin’s pores are removed by the mud mask, and appearance of those pores will be minimized.  Pimple growth is lessened and blackheads dissolve and wash away.

Exfoliating helps keep your best-looking skin out in the open where everyone can see it, instead of trapped under a thin layer of dead skin cells that can obscure your natural beauty.

For a complete exfoliation, visit a cosmetologist that specializes in microdermabrasion. This unique treatment makes use of modern technology to give you the most thorough possible exfoliation without damaging the vulnerable young skin you are seeking to reveal.

In microdermabrasion, a device not unlike a sandblaster is used to coat your skin with tiny crystals. Then, a gentle mix of abrasion and suction is applied. The crystals loosen the dead skin cells from the surface of your complexion; then the suction lifts them away.

With multiple treatments, microdermabrasion may reduce the appearance of small wrinkles, helping you achieve a perfect, youthful-looking visage for far longer than mother nature intended.

This makes microdermabrasion very popular with people in the entertainment and fashion industries, where a youthful appearance is almost a job requirement.

However, microdermabrasion can cost a pretty penny. Exfoliating at home can be done quite inexpensively, as facial scrubs start in the range of five to ten dollars. By contrast, a single session of microdermabrasion can cost well over a hundred and fifty dollars.


If your complexion is normal to oily, exfoliating is helpful three to four times a week. For drier skin, exfoliation should only be done one to two times a week maximum.

You should establish a skincare routine that includes all of these products, and adds a cleaner and moisturizer. You will keep your skin healthy far longer and feel better as well.

In youth, the skin cell renewal process takes 25 to 30 days but as we get older this process slows down and can take up to 90 days.  The slower, natural removal of skin cells causes dull, thick, saggy, and dehydrated skin.

When you use an exfoliant you help to remove the dead dry cells that would normal take longer and so you assist in helping the skin become hydrated, firmer and much smoother.

Exfoliation is very effective on the mature and pre-maturing skin as it stimulates the cell renewal much faster than the body will do on its own.

When the skin is dehydrated it doesn’t contain enough moisture and will feel tight and stretched.  Likewise, when people have the dehydrated skin they tend to use lots of moisturizer in an attempt to moisten the skin.

But you have to know that moisturizer leaves the old skin cells stuck on the surface and the skin appears dull and uneven.

Through exfoliation, it will remove those dead, dehydrated cells and will moisturize and hydrate the skin. 

These specific skin care products will reach much deeper into the layers of skin helping to moisturize deeply and keep the skin hydrated and there is then no need to use heavy moisturizing creams.

If you have oily and acne prone skin then you are likely to have five times more dead skill cells than normal or dry skin.  The oily dead skin cells will clog the pores contributing to acne.

Exfoliating your skin will remove the dead skin cells which help to remove the clogged pores and leave you with a fresher, clearer complexion.

Other skin problems are sun damaged skin, hyperpigmented skin, which is caused by sun damage or hormonal changes.  These problems can increase the melanin of the skin which can cause dark patches.

Exfoliation can help to remove those dark patches by renewing the skin cells faster and preparing the skin for the use of products that help to reduce the melanin production and leave a lighter skin.

Thus, don’t forget to include exfoliation in your skin care routine that can be done either once a month, once a week, twice a week or upon your dermatologist’s recommendation.