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Caring For Your Skin Is Not An Optional Item On Your Daily List Of Things To Do.

posted in Skin & Body
05/10/2014
  • Daily and Weekly Skin Care 
Routine(part 3)Exfoliation
    Daily and Weekly Skin Care
    Routine(part 3)Exfoliation
  • To support your daily skincare routine, it is also important for you
    to take some extra care over the weekend to get your skin ready
    for the week ahead. Although some experts recommend
    exfoliation as a daily routine, I recommend that you do it once or
    twice a week. This is quite sufficient for good skin health.

  • What is Exfoliation?

    Exfoliation is the process of removing old, dead skin cells that remain on the outermost surface of your
    skin. This is an important part of facial skin care and body treatment. Exfoliation, when done correctly,
    leaves your skin looking and feeling fresh and smooth. Since the outer layer of dead cells is removed by this
    process, creams, serums and moisturizers penetrate the skin better and have better effect when applied
    after exfoliation.

  • When to Exfoliate?

    It is not necessary to carry out exfoliation every day. This is necessary only when there is enough build-up
    of dead cells over the skin surface to be detrimental to overall skin health/appearance. To know when to
    exfoliate, here is a simple test you can use. Apply a piece of clear tape to your forehead and rub gently.
    When you remove it and you see tiny pieces of flaky skin adhering to it, you need to exfoliate.

  • Exfoliation becomes even more important as you become older. As part of normal body processes, the skin
    renews cells at the lower layer or dermis. These rise to the surface (epidermis), keratinizing as they
    advance. These keratin-filled cells form a protective outermost layer of skin. In time, they slough off and
    allow new cells to take their place and the cycle goes on.

  • However, as we age (near age of 40 and above), the process of cell regeneration and replacement slows
    down dramatically. As a result of uneven sloughing off and replacement with new cells, the skin loses its
    glow and becomes rough. Exfoliation is very essential in such conditions to remove the dead cells that
    remain on the epidermis so that new cells can take their place.

  • Exfoliation is a very effective solution to many skin problems, especially those arising from or aggravated
    by closed pores. Checking periodically if this process is necessary and doing it as soon as the right signs
    appear helps keep your skin in great condition.

  • How to Exfoliate?

    There are four ways in which you can exfoliate the dead skin cells: Granular, Cream, Enzyme and Chemical.

    Granular exfoliation is best to use on young teenage skins with no acne. Usually fine peach pits are in the
    exfoliation and this helps to remove any dead skin cells. Use a wet sponge to remove the scrub from your
    face.

  • Cream exfoliation is best to use on mature skins (women between 40-50 years). It looks like cream and is
    applied in a thin layer and left to dry. No steam is used during this. Once it’s dry, you can rub it off with dry
    fingers.

    Enzyme exfoliation is usually used with a steamer and it works well on older skin types and acne skins. It is
    also a cream that you apply. The steamer then activates the enzymes to work on your skin. Remove it with
    sponges.

  • Chemical exfoliation is used to remove any spots, blemishes and acne scars from the face. Both enzyme
    and chemical exfoliation are done at spas, skin care studios or at medical skin care centers where
    experienced professionals oversee the process.

    Microdermabrasion is also a commonly used facial exfoliation method. There are options here as well and
    you can choose between crystal microdermabrasion and diamond tip microdermabrasion. However, this is
    a far more aggressive treatment involving the use of special machinery.

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