How Does Exfoliation Improve Your Skin Quality?

How does exfoliation improve your skin quality?

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the skin's surface using chemical, granular, or exfoliating products. One of the amazing facts about skin exfoliation is that it naturally removes dead skin cells and makes room for new ones every 30 days. This can lead to dry scaly patches and clogged pores. Exfoliating will help prevent this. Not sure where to start? Read below to learn more about the origins of skin types, the difference between physical and chemical peels and more.

Physical Exfoliation

Exfoliating products or methods that are rubbed by hand is called physical exfoliation. You may already be using a physical exfoliator like cleansing scrubs, loofahs or body brushes. The key to physical exfoliant is their simplicity in using. You can do this at home with a muslin cloth or a DIY scrub where you get immediate results.

Chemical Exfoliation

This method rejuvenates the skin using various chemicals and enzymes such as hydroxy acids and retinol. Home-made commercial exfoliants can help improve the appearance of your skin, but chemical exfoliation gives more dramatic results. These include soap bars, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from sugary fruits, Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) are oil-soluble or retinoids derived from medications from Vitamin A.  

Herbostra Exfoliating Soap Bar is uniquely formulated with Probiotic technology & wrapped soap with jute which rubs the skin while washing. It gives a light massage effect and gently removes dead skin and cleanses it, which gives you smooth and glowing skin. It stimulates your skin’s blood circulation, due to the friction it creates, as you use it in your shower. Since this Exfoliating bathing soap is crafted from natural & organic ingredients, it is safe to use and will not cause any damage to your skin. It also relieves stress and helps to soothe the body.

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Benefits of Exfoliation

  • Exfoliating can enhance the effectiveness of skincare products by increasing the absorption of ingredients in the skin and giving the skin a glow. 
  • Regular exfoliation will also help prevent clogged pores for the skin to breathe.
  • Regular cleaning of skin through exfoliation reduces the number of acne breakouts.   
  • Long-term exfoliation can increase collagen production. Collagen is the key to healthy and radiant skin. This protein also improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles and

Exfoliation for Various Skin Types

Sensitive Skin

If your skin becomes itchy or sore after using a new product, it is usually considered sensitive. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is one type of chemical exfoliation. These acids penetrate deep into the hair follicles, drying out excess oil and dead skin cells and opening the pores. Therefore, BHA products are mainly used to treat acne and sunburn. BHA is usually less irritating than other chemical or physical peels. In some cases, sensitive skin is a sign of an underlying medical condition. If you have symptoms such as eczema or rosacea, you should always consult with a dermatologist or other healthcare provider before using any new product for exfoliation.

Normal Skin

Normal skin is clear and not easily irritated. Normal skin can try any exfoliation method or product without side effects. You can use Ayurvedic exfoliating products that has all natural ingredients. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week for this type of skin.

Dry Skin

Dry, skin type is scaly, or rough. AHAs are a group of water-soluble acids typically derived from sugary fruits and considered one of the best types of chemical exfoliation. AHAs like glycolic acid penetrate the skin’s surface, allowing moisturizers to hydrate new skin cells more effectively. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week for this type of skin.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is shiny and oily to the touch. People with oily skin can often use stronger physical and chemical peels such as an electric brush. DIY scrubs are also great options for exfoliation for oily skin. If you have oily skin, you can exfoliate daily, every other day, or less frequent.

 Combination Skin

Combination skin is a mix of dry and oily areas. You must focus on each area individually and change the product as needed. For example, one day you can apply a chemical or scrub on an oily area, and the next day, use a low AHA on a dry area. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week for this type of skin.

Acne Skin

If you are prone to acne or have mild to moderate acne, look for products that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid as exfoliants. These chemical exfoliants avoid acne to pop or even subdue the already existing ones. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week for this type of skin.

Exfoliation depends on personal preference and daily life. For example, if your skin is dull in the morning, exfoliating before starting the day can help. On the other hand, night scrubs help remove makeup and other imperfections. If you are taking medication for a skin condition, allow time between using the product and exfoliating. Do not rub the skin during exfoliation if there is a cut or pain. 

 

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