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Homecare can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, so exfoliation is often regarded as an optional step. Though it may seem superfluous, proper exfoliation carries many benefits if done correctly – making it essential knowledge for any skin care enthusiast.
If you consult a skincare professional, they will undoubtedly tell you that exfoliating is an essential step in any facial treatment and for maintaining healthy skin at home! Now, let’s explore the top reasons why exfoliation should be part of your routine.
Exfoliation revitalizes your skin by helping it to regenerate new cells and sloughing off the duller layers.
Skin Cell Life Cycle
The cycle of cell generation, or renewal and turnover, is essential for maintaining healthy skin. This is an ongoing process that takes place inside our bodies on a regular basis in order to keep up with the body’s needs. Cell regeneration plays a major role in keeping our skin looking youthful and vibrant.
Skin cells emerge at the deepest layer of the epidermis, where they are overflowing with around 80% moisture. These young skin cells then make their way to the topmost layer after passing through multiple layers of the epidermis during its ascent.
As skin cells move from their lower layers up to the top layer, they lose their nucleus. As a result, these cells become thicker and harder as moisture content decreases and keratin fills in the empty space. This change of structure is essential for providing an effective protective barrier against external elements such as UV light or harsh weather conditions.
As our skin is replenished, fresh cells rise to the surface and replace those that have been shed.
Cell Turnover Rates
In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need to significantly intervene in the aging process. However, as time passes by, this natural process becomes slower and slower.
Have you ever asked yourself, “How long does it take for my skin cells to renew themselves?” Or pondered if exfoliation is even necessary since your skin naturally sheds dead cells on its own? Then worry no more! Here’s a timeline of the average cell turnover rate in relation to age: Children: about two weeks; Teens: around three to four weeks; Adults up to 50 years old: approximately 30-40+ days, and adults over 50 years old have an approximate renewal cycle of 45-90 days.
To estimate the length of time it takes your skin cells to go through this process, take your age (in years) and add roughly a week.
When skin cell turnover and renewal rates are slow, your complexion can become dull and uneven in texture. Not to mention, you may start experiencing breakouts! By integrating exfoliation products into your skincare routine however, it will help speed up the process of bringing new cells to the surface which results in a smooth and radiant glow. Try the 100%Pure Matcha Oat Face Scrub, which gently works to remove dull surface cells and softens skin.
Exfoliating reduces discolored patches and restores a brighter complexion.
Melanin is the naturally occurring pigment that dictates our eye, hair and skin color—a product of melanocyte cells. Various elements such as sun exposure, skin trauma or injury, hormones and medications may all stimulate an overproduction in these very same melanocyte cells.
The production of melanin results in the darkening known as hyperpigmentation. For example, Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is a discoloration caused by skin distress or irritation that produces an unsightly shadow mark following a breakout.
No matter the source of hyperpigmentation, sun exposure can only worsen it. That’s why sunscreen is essential for anyone suffering from this condition. Daily application of sunscreen will help to reduce melanin production and thus alleviate a significant part of their concerns.
But what about existing hyperpigmentation? That’s where exfoliation comes in: to help break up any discoloration, slough away cells of hyperpigmented skin and ultimately achieve brighter and more even skin complexion. Elevate your skin’s luminosity with Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser, a gentle cleanser that eliminates dullness and dead cells for brighter, smoother skin. With natural brighteners embedded into the formula, you’re sure to experience enhanced radiance with every use.
Exfoliation efficiently removes impurities from your pores and keeps your complexion looking healthy and clear—no more breakouts!
As previously stated, the life cycle of a skin cell culminates with shedding in order for new cells to take its place. Unfortunately, aging and other external factors can impede this crucial process. Consequently, it is essential that we strive to keep our skin healthy by utilizing methods such as exfoliation or chemical peels to optimize the rejuvenation of our dermal layers.
Our oil production is a natural contributor, however our improper removal of cosmetics can be just as harmful. When the mixture of sweat, sebum and make-up particles enter clogged follicles they become trapped in pores resulting in congested skin – leading to non-inflamed acne such as blackheads or comedones and inflamed breakouts.
Have you been struggling with frequent breakouts? Then try exfoliating! Its power to unclog pores, eliminate extra oil and dead skin cells from your follicles and face can be the key that unlocks clearer skin. PCA SKIN Pore Refining Treatment works to naturally exfoliate your skin with powerful enzymes and fruit acids, without the use of any unnecessary fragrances or dyes.
Regular exfoliation ensures that the skincare products you use penetrate deeply and effectively into your skin
Dull surface cells are typically thicker and more dry than other skin types. When these dead cells shed, products applied to the area will be able to penetrate deeply and absorb evenly for maximum effectiveness.
Exfoliation not only helps improve the efficacy of skin products, but also allows you to get more out of them in terms of their use; product penetration is easier and absorption occurs evenly, so less product is needed per application. Ultimately this means that your bottle or jar will last for much longer.
After exfoliating, makeup is effortless to apply and looks incredibly natural on the skin
When dull surface cells are shed, newer and softer cells take their place, resulting in a smoother and more even texture. Applying makeup products on top of this fresh layer creates an effortless finish that looks remarkably natural. Pamper your skin with the 100%Pure 7% Fruit Acids Apple Enzyme Exfoliating Cleanser and reveal smoother, more glowing complexion. This exfoliant helps to unclog pores while eliminating dead skin cells for a flawless makeup application.