Exfoliating your skin means saying goodbye to dead skin cells. That refreshed feeling after all the scrubbing, you know that feeling, right? It feels like you’re a brand new person, to be honest. And you’ll be looking radiant too!
With exfoliating, you can either use fine abrasive scrubs like Bare Logic’s all-natural exfoliating sugar scrubs or a chemical exfoliator that will remove dead skin cells without all the scrubbing effort since it contains acids that will do the job.
It is recommended that you should exfoliate 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating moderately, especially when using harsh exfoliants, may damage your skin’s outer layers, which could make your skin sensitive or even damaged. However, you may use chemical exfoliants, like AHAs, BHAs, and Retinoids, if you prefer to exfoliate regularly.
If you’ve always skipped this step in your skincare routine, well, you’ve been missing out. Why is it so important? Below are the seven benefits of proper exfoliation that your skin can enjoy.
1. Unclogs Pores
When you exfoliate, you effectively remove the dead skin layer and the ‘stuck’ oil built up on your skin from external factors like pollution, makeup, etc. If your pores are clogged, you’ll most likely experience whiteheads or blackheads and even acne breakouts.
Finding a good exfoliant will help prevent any skin breakouts and keep pores unclogged and clean.
2. Prevents Whiteheads, Blackheads, and Acne
As mentioned above, clogged pores lead to whiteheads, blackheads, and acne. If you haven’t been exfoliating, you are preventing new healthy skin cells from resurfacing.
This step is for those who experience dry skin patches and those who have oily skin. The oil build-up clogs the pores, which results in skin breakouts.
Getting a good exfoliant will lessen the likelihood of acne breakouts and blemishes. Unclog those pores, and experience a clearer and shinier skin surface.
Make sure that the product you are using isn’t causing any irritation to your skin, or it may only worsen the skin situation. Gentle chemical exfoliants will be your everyday friend. If you only have exfoliants with small grains or beads, use them less often as they can irritate the skin. Consider seeking out a better exfoliant.
3. Helps Other Skincare Products Work into the Skin
Once you’ve unclogged your pores and scrubbed off dead skin cells, you’ll be working with a new and smooth canvas.
You’ll notice how smooth your other skincare products are applied after an exfoliating session. This is because the products more readily penetrate deeply into your skin and work more effectively as the dead skin cells, which act as barriers between your skin and the creams and serums, have been removed from the equation.
4. Evens Out Skin Tone
We know the struggle of rough skin, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars and treating them. I’m right there with you. They all cause an imbalance in your skin tone, but with continuous exfoliation and patience, you’ll eventually see your skin tone even out.
As dead skin is being scrubbed off, the new and healthy skin underneath will reveal itself, making it look uniform over time while lightening those uneven tones.
5. Stimulates Collagen Synthesis
Exfoliation offers anti-aging benefits, too! Didn’t know about this? Regular and proper exfoliation stimulates collagen synthesis, which helps your skin look plump and healthy and provides a more youthful appearance. Not only that, fine lines and wrinkles won’t be appearing any time soon.
Chemical exfoliants refine skin texture and enhance penetration of skincare products into the skin. Physical exfoliants with micro granules such as scrubs gently polish off dull skin cells to reveal smoother, fresher, and healthy skin.
6. Improves Skin Texture
If your skin is on the drier side, you’ll notice dry patches or even get flaky skin. Reveal your smooth, supple, plump skin through exfoliation.
Exfoliating old skin cells and allowing fresh ones to peek gives your complexion a new life. Slough it off, not regularly, though, as this could cause your skin to feel drier. Instead, exfoliate once a week and follow through with your skincare routine for the next few days.
7. Helps in Cell Turnover
If you are seeking out that baby-faced complexion, exfoliation is key to cell turnover. During the said turnover, dead skin cells are replaced with healthy ones, which gives you that fresh, brighter, and glowing appearance.
There are many exfoliant scrubs out there, but you must try out our natural body scrub. We’ve made it to suit all skin types, and it’s #honeypotapproved. Check them out here!