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As we get older, the undertaking of cell regeneration moves at a slower pace. So, what does that mean exactly? Well, it means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When old skin cells start to build up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. So, it is important to incorporate an oil-free face serum that reduces the formation of adult acne and improves visible signs of aging.

Exfoliation is most beneficial to those who are prone to having oily skin. In addition to smoothing, improving skin tone, and boosting the skin’s susceptibility with ingredients that are oil-controlling.

Your exfoliation skincare regimen will be conditional on your skin examined by a skincare expert. A professional skincare expert might advise exfoliating with chemical exfoliants in order to gain the best result. As well, they may give you extended information such as how often you should exfoliate, and how to implement exfoliation into your skincare routine.

Benefits of exfoliation

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  • It unclogs pores
  • It prevents acne
  • It helps other skincare products penetrate deeper
  • It evens skin tone
  • It boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • It increases cell turnover
  • It stimulates collagen synthesis

More about exfoliation

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Desquamation is the body’s way of exfoliating and eliminating old, dry, hardened skin cells. This is done in order for new cells to emerge from the surface. For those who experience oily skin, desquamation has the capability to be slowed down.

This is important since oily skin functions like glue as it keeps hold of dead skin cells to the surface. This can play a part in clogged follicles, leading to the formation of acne bacteria which activates the production of acne.

Should I exfoliate every day?

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You might be misguided to believe that just because exfoliation is a part of your skincare regime that you need to do it every day. But exfoliating every day can actually strip the skin of its natural oils, which can lead to breakouts. Obviously, you don’t want this to happen.

In addition, it can also cause aggravation to your skin since you’re eliminating the top layer of skin prior to it actually healing. It is recommended to exfoliate two to three times a week for normal and combination skin, and once a week if you have sensitive skin.

Facts about exfoliation

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  • Exfoliation is not just the removal of dead skin cells

When you hear the word exfoliation, the first thing that probably comes to your head is ‘eliminating dead skin cells’. However, exfoliation isn’t only about eliminating dead skin cells. In addition, it assists with decreasing skin pigmentation as well as skin discoloration.

  • There are different types of exfoliation processes

There are 3 types of exfoliation processes – electronic, manual, and chemical exfoliation. Electronic exfoliation is more gentle on the skin compared to the other two kinds. When it comes to facial scrubs they are distinct from body scrubs because of the variation in the consistency of scrubs.

  • Harsh scrubbing won’t help your skin

Achieving healthy skin will not happen in one day. In fact, it won’t happen in a week. It could take up to 40 days or more. It takes time and consistency with your skincare regime and other lifestyle factors in order to gain flawless, and young-looking skin. So, have patience, and please be gentle on your skin while exfoliating. Too frequent and hard exfoliation is nothing less than a satanic step for your own skin.

  • There are alternatives to exfoliating

There are many people who avoid exfoliating their skin. If you avoid exfoliating because you have sensitive skin an alternative to exfoliating is using peel-off masks.  We recommend a glycolic acid peel which is a sufficient alternative to exfoliation since it does a great job of eliminating all the dirt from the skin and making it more supple.

Contact us

If you have any questions about exfoliation feel free to ask one of our skincare experts at Mederm Esthetics and Laser Clinic in Concord. They will answer all your questions and concerns. We will also recommend the best products for your skin. We make beautiful skin happen and want you to be satisfied and have radiant-looking skin.