Our skin naturally exfoliates the dead cells approximately in every 28 days. However, as we age cells turnover do not occur readily, resulting in dead skin cells retained on the skin surface. That's when exfoliation comes into the picture. To exfoliate is to remove the dead skin cells from the outermost surface of the skin. It is critical to your skin health and for regeneration to regularly get shed off these dead skin scale from the skin's outermost surface. Exfoliation helps you even out your skin texture and smooth skin. Regular exfoliation stimulates cell turnover, which slowdowns with ageing, promotes youthfulness and makes the glowing more glowing. And most importantly, sloughing away the dead cells from the skin surface helps skincare products work more effectively. The products can penetrate into the skin and work more effectively. It also helps in clearing out the clogged pores, which otherwise may result in acne.
Physical Exfoliator and Chemical Exfoliator
Well! Before we go over to exfoliation, it is important to know the different means of exfoliation. Skin exfoliation can be done via mechanical means and chemical means.
Physical exfoliation includes manually scrubbing and sloughing away surface skin cells, which involves physically abrasive devices such as sponges, brushes, textured exfoliating pads etc. or techniques such as rubbing micro-bead facial scrubs, peel offs, etc. Such grainy products help to brush away the dead cells from skin. Chemical exfoliants are exfoliating by use of chemicals. Such chemical exfoliants cause the outermost skin cells to disposes of by disrupting the intercellular bondin