The Benefits of Exfoliating

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Exfoliating should be one of the key steps in your skincare routine if you want to keep your complexion looking smooth and youthful. If you're unsure of all the benefits and how and when to exfoliate, we've got a complete guide to get you up to scratch.

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Benefits Of Exfoliating

So first, what actually is exfoliating? Exfoliation is the removal of dead and dry skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin.  Exfoliating is one of the most crucial parts of your skincare routine as it helps to keep your skin soft and smooth and looking healthy. Exfoliating not only helps the skin to look good, but it also increases blood circulation. And when you have better blood circulation, the skin looks healthier and even appears to glow from within.

Without regular exfoliation your pores will get clogged and your skin will appear dull (hence why this stage is such an important part of your routine). Plus, when dead skin cells accumulate on the skin, they can block moisture from getting into the deeper layers which also leads to duller looking skin. So, if you're not exfoliating it isn't really doing your skin any favours.

 

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Exfoliating is an essential part of your skincare routine
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Benefits Of Exfoliating The Face

So we know what the overall benefits of exfoliating are but why should you exfoliate your face a little more often? Well, you could say that exfoliating the face is even more crucial because you see your face a lot more (well, obviously) - but it can also brighten up your skin and reduce the risk of further breakouts.

Exfoliating the face can help work to fight more than just acne. Removing the top layer of skin can help with acne scars, dark spots, fine lines and any ingrown hairs after shaving. Exfoliating blemished skin is also great because it'll strip the skin of the bacteria that causes spots and can help draw out the impurities that clog pores. This means that if you exfoliate often you are constantly getting rid of the unwanted dirt and oils that build up on your skin from just being out and about.

If you have dry skin, exfoliation is part of a crucial skincare routine that should help your skin appear smoother and softer. A good exfoliation process will help to smooth out any dry patches and flakiness you may suffer from, but just make sure you follow up with a good moisturiser as exfoliation could strip the skin down too much.

 

Exfoliating is a key step to healthy skin
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Why Exfoliate?

Exfoliating in general will keep your skin looks fresh and healthy. It ensures that there are no dead or dull skin cells sitting on your face and helps to remove any impurities. Exfoliating will help with many skin concerns including acne, dark sports, sun damage and ingrown hairs.

Keeping your skin healthy should be a top priority, as you want to have healthy skin for as long as possible and try to avoid any wrinkles while you can. Exfoliation can be a beneficial step to take once or twice a week and it's important to not over do it as you do actually need to let nature do its thing. If you do start to see your skin feeling dry and more irritated this could be a sign that you've exfoliated too much. Keep it simple and add in an exfoliation step once or twice a week and you'll be sorted and onto a route of clearer, healthier skin.

The Benefits of Exfoliating

  • Exfoliating the body is a crucial step as it makes your skin feel soft and smooth, and improves circulation for healthy-looking skin.
  • Exfoliating the face can be done more often as it can help your skin with several potential concerns including acne, dark spots and sun damage, as well as fine lines, wrinkles and ingrown hairs.
  • Exfoliation is an important step to healthy skin but it is important not to overdo it - we recommend no more than twice a week and to always moisturise after in order to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

 

Removing any impurities will help the appearance of your skin
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On That Note

Adding in an exfoliating stage into your skincare routine once or twice a week will dramatically improve any skin concerns you may have. It will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed and ready to take on the world. It may seem like a bit more effort but when it comes to it, it's definitely worth it in the long run.

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