Your body is wonderful, and you only get one. So taking care of it is really in your best interest.
Without exfoliating, the body replaces its cells over time and in about 7 years, every cell that is now in your body will be replaced by another cell.
Same goes with skin, cells keep dying and are created anew to replace them. Due to this, the uppermost layer or your epidermis is covered in these dead skin cells which slowly dust of as new cells replace them underneath. However, this process is not complete and at all times you have a thin layer of dead cells on your skin, not showing the clear, healthier cells underneath.
Why exfoliate at all?
Exfoliating is rather important if your goal is to have healthy skin, as with it you remove the dead cells, helping your body get rid of them, like taking out the trash after a week of it gathering up.
And it is here where your lush and fresh skin can shine now that all the waste has been taken care of. It does work hands in hands when using any cream solution as it makes the absorbing time a lot faster, meaning no more need to wait for those so long and boring minutes while waiting for it to finally be absorbed.
Different Types Of Exfoliating
Right now we have 2 ways to effectively exfoliate.
- The first and most commonly used as it is really straightforward, called mechanical exfoliating.
Meaning that mechanical force or more exactly friction is used to physically rub off the dead cells off. Pretty effective and you don’t need to be a doctor with 10 years of training to do it.
- The second one is chemical exfoliating.
In essence different as no force is used at all, the end result is the same, clear and supple skin.They include Enzymes, alphahydroxy acids and betahydroxy acids.
While it is also possible to do this one right in the comfort of your living room sofa, unless you have clear instructions from your doctor, as chemicals range from very mild to very aggressive and using something to aggressive on something really sensitive like your face, going with it is a recipe for trouble.
Different Skin Conditions
Thing is, not everyone is the same, while someone only has stretch marks and has only that on his mind, someone else can have acne and dry skin as well.
If you only have oily skin on the other hand, you might want to consider lotions instead of oils or creams.
In that case the regular “for everyone” instructions don’t always cut it. Find which point you belong to, find out what are your options and change the treatment accordingly.
- No acne, no dryness – great, using either mechanical or chemical peels will work for you. Body scrubs or gloves, unless you find it to be too much, do it once every week. Don’t be thorough with it in the summer as the skin will benefit from the extra layer protection, even though it is dead.
- Acne skin – mechanical rough dragging is out of the question, as irritating the skin like this can make it erupt even more acne. Find a good exfoliation cream solution, and rub it into your skin. And by rub its more of a massage, not a scrub as the following can cause more damage than it can good.
- Dry skin – same with acne, but even softer care as anything too rough or mechanical will be too painful and wont do much good at all other than make it even more dry than it already is.
What is your skin like, are you happy with it?