Your skin regenerates every 28 to 35 days. That means that proper skincare is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of your protective organ. That is where exfoliation comes in play.
The method of exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Many people neglect this step in their skincare routine. However, it’s an extremely important element for a healthy looking skin!
People often ask: What happens if I don’t exfoliate? Why is it so important?
In fact, what happens is that as you become older, your skin’s regeneration starts to naturally slow down. A mature skin that is not regularly exfoliated may experience dullness, sagging papules, pustules, blackheads and microcysts. Improper exfoliation may also cause rapid visible aging.
In addition, your skin will lose its vibrancy in tone and can become clogged with dirt, excess oil as well as dead skin cells. It is therefore extremely important to exfoliate your skin 1 to 2 times per week.
Pro tip: You can also try an exfoliation cure for a week every changing season which basically means exfoliating your skin every single day for one week. This will ultimately provide a glowy effect to your skin, ensure faster regeneration and allows your cream,serum and mask to penetrate better into your skin.
On another note, spending too much time out in the sun can make your skin feel like it’s cracking. By doing this, your skin is literally sending you signals that it is dehydrated. If you neglect the essential step of exfoliation, and simply apply moisturizer directly to your skin, the moisturizer will not penetrate well into the skin since the dead skin cells still crowd the surface.
It is also important not to rely solely on exfoliation in your skincare routine. Exfoliating alone will not lead to a healthy skin. Rather, after each exfoliation session, apply a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen to ensure that your skin is well hydrated and protected from the sun.
Briefly put, you should always take care of your skin, it is the largest organ on your body!