Taking care of your skin is not only about cleansing, moisturising and applying sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. In your skin care routine, it also requires you to exfoliate your skin to remove and regenerate new skin cells, or else the dead skin cells will be on your skin for a long period of time, and it will be unhealthy for the skin.
What is Exfoliation?
As we grow older, the cell regeneration process will slow down, also means our body sheds and regenerate skin cells slower. Then, old skin cells start to accumulate on the skin surface, and your skin will look dull, uneven and dry. In addition, the addition of the dead skin cells will have an outcome of excess oil and clogged up pores, leading to acne.
Exfoliation is the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin surface and reveals new cells below. This step can be done manually with scrubs or chemically like a facial peel, Mica Beauty's Vita C Exfoliating Peeling Gel which contain with specific kind of acids that remove the dead skin cells without scrubbing. With the new skin cells, serums and moisturisers products can penetrate deeper into the skin, makes it more effective.
The Benefits of Exfoliating
There are so many benefits for exfoliating your skin. Achieving healthy glowing skin will be the result of regular exfoliation. Your uneven skin surface will be replaced with new skin cells, and your skin will appear smoother and look revitalised. Your makeup will stay on longer and won’t look blotchy and patchy. After a period of accumulation of dirt and dead skin cells, it will make your pores larger. Similarly, with exfoliation, it helps with minimising the pores as it removes the dirt in the pores and with extra attention, it will minimise the pores on your skin. Going through the process of deep exfoliation frequently will unclog your pores and remove excess oil and dirt on the skin, which will also prevent the development of breakouts and acne. Via exfoliating, it helps to hide or minimise your wrinkles and fine lines by removing the dead skin cells. Also, as mentioned above, it improves the absorption of other products and allows it to go into the skin.
Reminder: Be gentle in exfoliating, a light touch and not putting too much pressure is all you need to remove dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. If not, you will irritate and cause more problems for your skin.
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