When I’m carrying out my skin care routine, exfoliating is perhaps my favorite step, as you can literally feel the old skin being removed to show the clean, fresh and new stuff underneath. The benefits of exfoliating are numerous and it’s even more satisfying when my skin feels congested either because I’ve missed a day or if I’ve been wearing makeup.
Some people seem to think that exfoliating should only really be carried out if you’ve got problem skin, but they’re kind of missing the point with that thought process, as it’s BECAUSE you exfoliate that you have good skin, not the other way around.
So, I could waffle on, but I’m not going to. What I am going to do though, is talk through some of those amazing benefits.
It Stops Acne In Its Tracks
In the same way that exfoliating unclogs pores, it’s also highly useful in avoiding another type of skin blemish – acne. So, if you’re someone who suffers with what can be a miserable condition, the benefits of exfoliating are going to be front and center for you.
What I don’t recommend doing though is scrubbing too hard and irritating your skin with an exfoliant as you’ll make your skin raw. It may well get rid of your acne, but it will likely be replaced with a range of other problems, so use it wisely and sensibly.
It Keeps Your Pores Unclogged
As I just alluded to, exfoliation unclogs pores at the same time as whooshing away all of those impurities and debris that cleansing creates. Failing to move these potential blocking agents away is one of the biggest reasons why blackheads and whiteheads occur, so it’s a crucial step to keeping them away.
When dead skin is allowed to fall into pores, it gets stuck and then the sebum that’s created has absolutely nowhere to go – that’s when breakouts happen.
Your Other Products Penetrate More Deeply
Another of the benefits of exfoliating is that when your skin’s surface is nice, smooth and free of dead skin debris, your other skin care products are able to penetrate more deeply and provide better support. Whether talking about moisturizers or serums that deliver nutrition to the skin, exfoliation stops this goodness from being held up by matter that basically shouldn’t be there.
The truth is that if you spend a fortune on the latest skin-nourishing products and you don’t exfoliate properly before you use them, you’re literally throwing money down the drain, as they can’t work to their full potential.
You Get a More Even Skin Tone
Anyone who suffers with hyperpigmentation, rough texture or dark spots from sun damage will know how frustrating it can be to live with. If that sounds like you, then I empathise as it’s something that I used to have a real problem with – until I started exfoliating properly.
Exfoliants are able to do this as they smooth out the skin’s texture and whilst it might be a slow process that takes some time, it does work – which is really all that matters when you think about it. So, it’s important to be patient.
New Skins Are Created More Rapidly
If that weren’t enough benefits of exfoliating for you, I have another which is that when you regularly carry it out, the circulation to the skin cells in your face is increased. This means that the turnover and generation of new skin cells occurs and it naturally makes it have a more glowing quality.
Chemical peels also help with this issue, of course, but you will often find that if you keep up with your exfoliation routine, you shouldn’t need one too often.
Exfoliate Every Day – You Know it Makes Sense
If you’re not convinced by now that exfoliating is a good idea, then you’re probably not going to be convinced. Throw in the fact that exfoliating also stimulates collagen which further improves skin texture, you realise that not doing it doesn’t make much sense at all.
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So, there you have it and this is just a blog created by someone who uses exfoliating products and I’m a long way from being an expert on the subject, so there’s probably a ton of other benefits of exfoliating that I’ve not even mentioned.
Basically, if you’re suffering with any of the issues I’ve mentioned or indeed any type of skin problem, it will likely be eliminated or greatly reduced when you exfoliate. In all honesty, it’s a bit of a no-brainer.