What happens if we do not exfoliate?
Exfoliation, you might have heard about it. Everyone should be going it. Leaving the skin to its own devices, for the most part, is a good thing. That is until the aging process speeds up and this natural exfoliation cycle of cell regeneration slows down, resulting in accumulating dead skin cells that appear as dry flakes.
As skin can be highly reactive, take particular care in choosing what type of exfoliation treatment to use. We advise you to seek a skin care professional such as an Esthetician.These specialized therapists have the knowledge of what is best for various skin types. Because, like acne – vigorous manual exfoliation, will only exasperate the problem.
Never exfoliate with anything too coarse as it could leave microscopic scratches on the skin. This over-indulgence can damage the natural lipid barrier of the skin and product issues such as dehydration, inflammation, infection, and irritation.
Explaining exfoliation when it comes to skincare
Exfoliation is the process of shedding dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the epidermis. When a cell is born in the dermis, it’s normally a quick 28-day life. A skin cell matures its way to the surface, also know as the epidermis and then naturally sheds away. – Or is supposed to. Sadly his natural cell regeneration process slows down as we age. Cells get stuck on the surface and accumulate, creating a thick, rough, dull, dry complexion.
Why we exfoliate
This dry skin is sloughed off, signaling to the body that it better speed-up production. Once you shed this built up layer of dead skin cells, the skin can better absorb healthy products and breathe; creating more efficient functionality. You can exfoliate up to 3- 4 times a week depending on skin type.
But not too much
Skin needs to rest in between treatment to avoid overstimulation – which can result in irritation and inflammation. This process of aiding exfoliation should not be overdone. As you will find with most things in life, more is not necessarily better.
Not all exfoliation methods are created equal
There is what we call enzymatic exfoliation. This method uses fruit and plant enzymes to chew about dead skin cells, like Pacman – which is a great option for acne, inflamed skin. Another is manual exfoliation. Which may use ingredients such as sugar, fine sea salt, ground berry and seed pulps. Also, you’ve got machines and tools, such as body brushes and loofahs. Even the simple act of using a washcloth, as opposed to just water and your hand’s.
Reap the rewards
This skincare treatment, when done correctly -helps creates a smooth, luminous complexion that radiates health and vitality. On an event better plus, exfoliation stimulates circulation, which makes the body run more efficiently.
In the spa
There are many ways to exfoliate. Select from Body Scrubs, Thalassotherapy treatments, Body Wraps, Facials (although this is just for the face) and hydrotherapy. When you are back at home with your new skincare products, think how much better they can work. As now they have a chance to penetrate deeper into the skin where they will help nourish and protect cells.Rather than just being absorbed by dry, dead skin, and gone to waste.
Exfoliating will not only save you money by not having to use as much moisturizer, oils, and serums but will also give you the opportunity to capitalize on the full benefits of your skin care products as they get to go to work on the deeper layers of the skin. (If it’s therapeutic skincare that is, which that’s a whole other topic)
At the end of the day, exfoliation is the number one thing you can do to achieve a healthier more vibrant skin.