Uncovering The Importance Of Exfoliation

Uncovering The Importance Of Exfoliation - blog | yearnskin.co.za

Approximately every 30 days, your skin will naturally shed dead skin cells to make way for new skin cells to develop on its surface layers. If those dead cells are not thoroughly cleaned, they cause dry, flaky and dull patches to break out.

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the skin's surface, which accelerates the natural exfoliation process. This has incredible benefits for your skin.Β 

Reducing Acne And Hormonal Breakouts

Exfoliation is necessary for those with oily or acne-prone skin and those who struggle with monthly hormonal breakouts. Exfoliating on a regular basis eliminates the dead skin cells that accumulate and clog your pores, reducing the frequency and severity of breakouts.Β 

Improving Skin Texture

When you exfoliate, you stimulate the skin's natural renewal process, allowing fresh, healthy cells to emerge. Skin becomes smooth and radiant instead of rough and dull.

Restoring Skins Vitality

As you get older, you may find that your skin becomes drier and rougher. The culprit? Dead skin cells that have built up over time. But exfoliating your skin helps it keep its youthful radiance.

Improving Skin Moisture

A buildup of dead skin cells prevents your new skin from adequately absorbing the moisturisers and serums you use every day, making them less effective. Exfoliating regularly can help you get the most out of your skincare and sun protection routines.

How Do You Exfoliate?

You can exfoliate with either a granular or chemical exfoliating product or an exfoliation tool, such as:

  • A shower puff or exfoliating brush,
  • A pumice stone, or
  • An electric cleansing brush.

To prevent damaging your skin, use a manual exfoliating scrub with smooth, round grains rather than jagged, abrasive particles. Be careful with the scrub β€” a gentle touch is all that is necessary to remove dead skin cells. Any more than that, and you risk irritating your skin.

If you prefer chemical exfoliation, choose peels and masks that contain alpha or beta hydroxy acids. These provide the most intensive and nourishing exfoliation. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to opt for peels that contain enzymes derived from naturally occurring ingredients.

Exfoliate With YEARN Skin's Exclusive Beauty Range

We recommend the following exfoliating treatments from the YEARN Skin range for happy, healthy, hydrated and radiant skin that responds to all of your skincare routines:

Remember, everyone is different, and the same can be said for our skin. Check out the YEARN Skin skincare guide to ensure you're choosing the products best suited to your skin type.

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