Why exfoliating is imperative to a healthy skin?
Posted on Jul 22 2010 at 11:21:07 PM in Beauty & Care
The epidermis, the skin’s outer layer is a protective coating of dead skin cells. That forms when fresh cells made in the skin’s deeper layers push their way to the surface and die. Though it isn’t widely known, our skin exfoliates itself by sloughing off dead skin cells as new cells take its place. However, as we age, this sloughing process slows down. While we are young, cell turnover occurs about every 28 – 30 days. By the time we are in our sixties, the process takes about 45 – 60 days, which results in a lack of freshness and youth look as the years go by.
In order to maintain a healthy skin, exfoliation is the key by helping skin shed quicker than it would normally do. The main reasons for using mechanical, manual, chemical or enzymatic exfoliators follow.
Skin Texture evens out after exfoliation - Manual exfoliators have granules that polish the skin, essentially leaving your skin softer and smoother. A similar process is when a carpenter uses sand paper on a coarse and grainy wood to make it smoother. While a Mechanical Exfoliation is a use of the latest technology in beauty industry – Ultrasound Skin Spatula. Ultrasound Skin Spatula utilizes ultrasound waves which allow for a non-invasive and painless skin care regimen that can be used on all skin types.
Signs of Aging decrease after exfoliation - As you grow older, your skin’s natural ability to exfoliate slows down. If your skin is loaded with dead cells, wrinkles, lines and dryness are more apparent. By exfoliating and removing this dead skin, your skin will immediately make your skin look brighter and fresher.
Breakouts are prevented by exfoliation - Dead skin automatically clogs up your pores. This means that oil and dirt will get stuck underneath the surface of your skin. The result of this would lead to breakout of pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. By exfoliating you are helping your pores stay clear, while preventing breakouts.
Dark spots are minimized by exfoliation - Pimples and blemishes can heal as dark spots on the face. A brown, red or purple mark may remain and often it is assumed this cannot be cleared. By exfoliating, you remove the top layer of the skin, diminishing the presence and appearance of the dark spots.