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Facial Exfoliation Benefits

Skin exfoliation is a popular way to maintain or even improve the skins natural appearance.

What is Exfoliation

Skin exfoliation sounds complicated, but itís really not. Exfoliation involves removing the outer layer of dead skin to expose the fresher skin underneath. Some basic methods use salt, skin brushes, or loofah sponges to remove the dead skin cells. One should remember that the skin on the face is delicate. And to always use care in exfoliating the sensitive facial skin. Only use products made especially for delicate facial skin exfoliation. Otherwise you might cause further harm to already delicate skin.

Skin exfoliation is not only for facial skin care. Skin exfoliation is often performed on other parts of the body with impressive results. Skin exfoliation on hands, arms, legs, is a super way to prepare the skin for warmer weather when those areas are exposed more often. Skin takes on a brand new refreshed
appearance after one treatment.

Skin Exfoliation Benefits

Many women and men swear by this instant skin care treatment. They claim that afterwards their skin feels instantly revitalized, healthy, and young. And that fine lines on their skin seem to disappear. Those with dry dull lifeless skin benefit dramatically. Removing the outer layer of dead skin brings new
vibrance to troubled skin. Also, those with oily acne prone skin would do well to reap the benefits of skin exfoliation procedures. Why? Skin exfoliation clears up cloggy oily skin, which contributes to acne in adults.

Popular Exfoliation Procedures

There are basically two popular ways to exfoliate the skin:

  • Mechanical- This method uses an abrasive product to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells.

  • Chemical- This method uses alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, or salicylic acids to remove dead skin cells.

  • How to Perform Quick Skin Exfoliation

    Make sure the skin on the face is wet. Use a scrub brush or facial sponge to apply the exfoliating product. Apply the cleaners to brush or sponge and start exfoliating by using small circular motion over the face Rinse the skin, and pat dry Moisturize the face after exfoliation. Skin should look fresh and vibrant after the process.


    Excessive exfoliation causes dry skin to become even dryer. And excessive dryness leads to wrinkles. So, be kind to your skin and exfoliate with moderation.


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