Can exfoliating really help you get younger looking skin? What’s exfoliating anyway? Younger looking skin means having softer, plumper, and less lines on your skin. Can that possibly happen from a simple process that involves scrubbing your face?
There’s a natural exfoliation process that happens when our skin is young and healthy. As we age or create an unusually difficult situation for our skin with bad diet, this process slows down and we are then left with clogged pores and sometimes unwanted conditions, such as more progressive wrinkles, acne, and so much more! So what is there to do? Simple … exfoliate!
3 Simple Ingredients to Exfoliating with Results
Dry skin is an indication of clogged or dead cell buildup. Those who love using makeup and start it off with a nice primer can often see where the primer flakes or creates a yucky formation where you might think it needs to be smooth enough to apply makeup on.
Yes, you should be washing your face every day. There are many deep cleansers that also provide a generous amount of moisture on your skin to keep it feeling nice and soft. However, this is not a substitute for exfoliating. Here are important ingredients of a good exfoliated skin:
- Try a routine of 3 times weekly (do less only if you have very thin or sensitive skin). Remember, consistency is key!
- Find a scrub that works for you. Remember the dead cells you’re trying to get rid of, but take caution of your skin’s sensitivity.
- Exfoliate by rubbing in a circular motion to help prevent any damage and create a more even tone.
There are also deeper, more intense ways of removing dead skin cells, such as microdermabrasions and dermabrasions. However, just keep in mind that it may cause more of an irritation than the exfoliation you can do at home.
Exfoliating is a great preventative for wrinkles. We can’t say you will never get them, but it sure helps keep them away for as long as possible!