The Benefits of Skin Exfoliation
Posted on July 30 2017
Exfoliating is one of the most important parts of your home skincare routine. The removal process of dead and dry skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface helps increase blood circulation and keep skin clean and clear. When old skin cells aren’t exfoliated away, skin looks dull and dry. Acne and blemishes also start cropping up. In other words, adding this easy step to your routine not keeps your skin healthy, it keeps you looking radiant all year long.
How often should you exfoliate?: I highly suggest exfoliating at least once a week, maximum twice a week. It is important to remove dead skin cells to allow new beautiful skin cells to develop. But be aware, exfoliating too often can be harsh on your skin! You could accidentally strip the helpful natural oils that keep skin hydrated. Even though it’s not in your daily skincare routine doesn’t mean it’ll be less effective. Keep in mind your skin type and the environment around you. If you have sensitive skin, exfoliating twice a week could cause irritation. However, if you live in a warmer climate like I do, your skin could build up oil and you might have to exfoliate more often due to the higher buildup of dead cells.
Unclog Pores: Exfoliating draws out the junk from inside pores, otherwise known as blackheads and whiteheads. Since your pores are always exposed to air, it is important to remember when your pores are opened up. Engaging in activities that heat up the skin like exercising, running, and hiking can cause your pores to open up and naturally allow in dirt. You can even prevent it from settling in by washing your face and body before your skin dries and your pores close. And if you want to open up your pores, you can use a self-heating mask that dilates pores and purifies them in an instant. The BSB Detoxifying & Rejuvenating Self-Heating Mask has anti-oxidant rich Cranberry, hydrating yet light grape seed oil and linoleic acid replenish your skin nutrient reserves and reduce signs of age.
Improve Skin Health + Fights signs of Aging: Exfoliating increases blood circulation therefore breaks down toxins that have been trapped. It is key to drink plenty of water so that new skin cells can nurture. As we get older, our skin loses the ability to naturally shed the skin cells so we must help ourselves. Not to mention dead skin often makes fine lines and wrinkles more exaggerated.
Lighten Red & Dark Marks after Acne: When blemishes go away they often leave red marks or dark marks depending on how it was treated. The most effective way to fade these types of marks is to exfoliate twice a week to remove damaged skin cells and encourage new skin tissue to grow. Ladies! You won’t see results instantly! It takes time and perseverance.
Even Out Skin Tone: Skin with uneven pigmentation can arise for several reasons, not just acne. Dark areas can come from hormones, pregnancy, aging, and sun damage. Since exfoliating promotes new skin cell growth, it simultaneously breaks down pigmented cells. You can speed up the process by using natural ingredients like Bilberry- an excellent anti-oxidant found in BSB's Cellular Rejuvenation Scrub & Peel.