I’m an avid makeup wearer and I am also an Esthetician so skin care is a value of mine as well as the practice of exfoliating my skin regularly. In my teens I suffered from acne, blemishes, breakout of every sort and I also never incorporated this practice into just washing my face. Occasionally, I’ll get a hormonal breakout of at least one pimple or whitehead…. and yes, I still freak out like a teen when that ugly monster manifests on the surface of my skin and I go into combat mode pulling on my special treatments and products within my
sink cave cabinets. Since I have Combination/Oily skin (oilier in this sweltering, humid Florida climate) I have to exfoliate more often just to keep the oil from creating a permanent home in my pores.
All skin should be exfoliated, especially oily, dry and mature skin. Oily Skin should be exfoliated to reduce the natural occurrence of sebum (oil) build-up on the skin and to prevent pores from become clogged. On Dry Skin dead skin cells accumulate quicker resulting in a dull appearance to the skin, exfoliating dry skin allows for moisture absorption that may be naturally inhibited.
Unless you have extremely sensitive skin or a skin disorder or some sort… exfoliate can greatly benefit your skin.
Exfoliation is a cosmetic technique that involves sloughing off the oldest dead skin on the epidermal layers of the skin. This procedure is involved in the process of all facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments at medical spas. The etymology of the word exfoliate is of Latin origin, from the word: exfoliare which means to “strip off leaves.” When you skin is younger it tends to renew itself every month, as we get older that process slows down. A gentle exfoliation routine will allow your skin the cycle of renewal and leave you with healthy and smooth skin.