We all want that glowy skin of our dreams but to get it you may be missing one important step. You can have the best skincare routine out there but without proper exfoliation, dead skin cells hang out on your skin's surface creating build up which can lead to clogged pores, rough textures, wrinkles being more enhanced, overall dull appearance, dryness and so much more.
Skin cells turnover every 28 days and the older we get the longer that turnover takes. Exfoliation becomes crucial for rejuvenating skin. Properly exfoliating the skin removes the barrier of dead skin cells and gives way to the fresh new cells below. It also makes the skin perfect for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply, which makes them more effective. Of course, you can over exfoliate so be careful not to add this step in more than 2 times a week. You’ll know if you are over exfoliating if your skin is dry and flakey or it’s red and irritated.
Since exfoliation creates the perfect pathway for moisturizing products to enter the skin, consider doing this step at night and coupling with a sleep mask for maximum results. This could not only give you the glow you want but also improve the overall tone and texture of your skin.
One small, but powerful step. If you’ve been leaving exfoliation out now is the perfect time to add one in!