Why does the skin
benefit from exfoliation?
To remove all those dead skin cells that have accumulated on the
surface of your skin.
It's the dead skin cells that give aging skin the tendency to develop a
dull lifeless appearance.
Exfoliation encourages new cell growth. . .
Once the old dead cells are scrubbed off the
surface of the skin and washed away the skin
is left with a lovely smooth glow.
The methods for exfoliating skin at home are actually quite quick and
easy. There is the "mechanical" method which involves using a slightly
abrasive scrub when cleansing your face.
exfoliate aging skin?
Older skin needs the opportunity to rejuvenate itself.
provides the stimulation and critical skin cell renewal which results
in a younger, fresher look and actually encourages healthier skin.
There are literally thousands of exfoliating facial scrubs
available; from slightly abrasive to the very abrasive
microdermabrasion crystals which can feel like fine grit sandpaper.
Skin rejuvenation regimes will typically include a home
microdermabrasion treatment at least once a week.
Aging skin really benefits from the stimulation of a dermabrasion to
encourage cell renewal. Professional microdermabrasion treatments
literally use a mini-sand blasting technique to remove the outmost
layer of the skin!
Boy, does that give you a rosy glow!
There are also microdermabrasion
which are imbedded with abrasive material which are very effective as
Then there is the "chemical" method of exfoliation
which essentially means using a skin care product that includes a
chemical exfoliate such as an alpha
to remove the dead cells. (This process is akin to the chemical process for
stripping old paint off a piece of furniture.)
typically use a very high concentration of the chemical exfoliant which
literally cause the outer layer of skin to peel off in sheets in a day
or two exposing the healthy, pink skin underneath.
As effective as exfoliation can be to improving
your overall complexion, don't go overboard and overdo it because you
could actually do more damage than good.
More is definitely not better
when incorporating exfoliation into your overall anti-aging
skin care routine.
Depending on your skin type, the when and why
exfoliate takes differing strategies.
Exfoliation a few times a week for sensitive skin
is all that is usually recommended while an oily skin type will benefit
from a gentle daily exfoliation.
It is also helpful to give your skin an occasional
respite from exfoliation for a week or so every month, especially if
any irritation begins to occur.
Exfoliation will soften the
Visit the skin care shop
to view all anti-aging
skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging
skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.
of wrinkles and
healthy cell renewal. . .