You’ve probably heard that exfoliation is a must in your skincare routine but you may be wondering why it’s so recommended and what it actually does. Exfoliating helps to keep your skin soft and smooth by removing dead skin cells, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and feeling rejuvenated.
So here are 4 reasons you should be integrating an exfoliator into your skincare routine:
1. To Unclog Pores
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes. If you have oily skin, it’s important to exfoliate regularly to prevent breakouts and keep excess oil at bay. However, if you have dry skin, too much exfoliation can irritate your skin and dry it out further. Exfoliating once or twice a week is usually plenty for most people with normal or combination skin types. If your skin seems excessively dry after exfoliating, try using a moisturizer like our moisturizing balm
2. Helps Other Skincare Products Penetrate Deeper.
Exfoliation helps open up your pores so that skincare products can penetrate deeper into your skin's surface layers to offer better results and work more effectively. When you exfoliate regularly, it allows you to use less product because your skin absorbs it more easily!
3. Increases Collagen Production
Overtime, exfoliating can increase collagen production, which is key to glowing and vibrant skin. Collagen also promotes skin elasticity and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles promoting that young, healthy glow for years to come!
4. Boosts Circulation
Exfoliating increases blood flow to the area being treated, which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients and can minimize fine lines on your face.