Skin Exfoliation is More Important Than You Think


by Chantal McCulligh July 03, 2017

 

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You’ve heard all this time that skin exfoliation is key to vibrant skin. However, very rarely do people understand just how important it is and why. That’s also not to mention that when you exfoliate, you have to take proper skincare precautions as it can reduce your skin’s natural protection and cause imperfections to follow. So, discover the top reasons why skin exfoliation is more important than you think and what you can do about it for clear, vibrant, youthful skin. 


Exfoliation removes dead skin that’s clogging your pores

Skin exfoliation removes the dead skin cells that are inevitable on your skin. You can’t always see them but your skin sheds several layers and cells, which ultimately clog your pores if not removed. As such, lack of exfoliation can result in many skincare concerns, such as acne and blackheads.
We love the Visual Changes exfoliation pads because they tackle both of these skincare concerns. As you use the Gly Sal or Resurfacing Pads to exfoliate your skin, you’re also clearing out the pores that have been collecting makeup, dirt, and oils all this time.


Effectively penetrate your skin with premium skincare products

As you remove the barrier of dead skin cells, you’re opening your pores up, which is a huge bonus as this allows your premium skincare products to penetrate more effectively into the skin. Without skin exfoliation, you’re essentially adding your skincare products onto dead skin cells instead of the fresh new cells below. So, you can be using the best premium skincare products but if they’re being blocked by dead skin cells, your skin isn’t receiving the powerful ingredients.


Exfoliating too much can be too damaging to your skin Premium skincare products, skin exfoliation, exfoliating,

While skin exfoliation is incredibly important for a vibrant, youthful glow, too much of a good thing can be damaging. Exfoliating your skin too frequently can cause your skin to dry out, become inflamed and/or irritated. So, it’s recommended to only exfoliate two to three times a week if you have normal skin, and only once is you have sensitive skin.
You also want to add in premium skincare products infused with lactic acid. This skincare ingredient is perfect for sensitive and/or mature skin, as it hydrates the new skin cells while you exfoliate away the old ones away.

 

Exfoliating subjects your opened pores to dirt and oil

As you open you exfoliate, you’re opening up your pores to dirt, grime, and oil. It’s like taking the lid off of a jar, only in this case the “lid” isn’t doing anything positive for your skin, so it has to go.
In order to prevent breakouts and acne from sprouting post exfoliating, infuse sulfur salicylic toner into your beauty regime. The salicylic skincare ingredient is amazing at unclogging your pores and reducing blackheads and works even better when it can penetrate deep into open pores. 


Exfoliating your skin removes your skin’s natural protection

When you exfoliate, you’re removing the tough, dead skin cells from your face which also removes some of your skin’s natural protection. As a result, you may be more susceptible to sun damage. So, it’s important to use mineral sunblock when exfoliating to ensure pigmentation and sunspots don’t follow your new, fresh skin cells.


So, exfoliate but exfoliate properly and with premium skincare products to ensure a safe, healthy, and youthful skincare regime.





Chantal McCulligh
Chantal McCulligh

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