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8 Reasons Why You Must Exfoliate Regularly

Updated on November 29, 2016

Exfoliation is more beneficial to us as a skin care treatment than many will believe but it is a sad fact that people don't realise the great advantages of an exfoliating treatment.

Whether we have beautiful blemish free skin or skin with chronic acne, we all need to include exfoliation in varying degrees, depending on our ages and skin type, in our skin care routine.

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Our skin sheds off as much as 30,000 dead cells every minute, and even though this is a natural process, it sometimes needs a boost, especially for those of us who may have acne and other skin problems.

What this means is that natural shedding of dead dry skin is not really enough for many.

If dead skin cells are left to accumulate and not sloughed off, dirt, pollutants and oils will become trapped in the facial pores, leading to acne and pimple problems.

However, with exfoliation, these skin conditions will not occur, and if they are present right now, they can be greatly reduced and eventually eliminated with constant care.

Exfoliation, an Inexpensive Facial Treatment

Having healthy, smooth and radiant skin doesn't have to be expensive. Just including an exfoliating product in your routine facial care will eliminate and put an end to dull facial skin.

There are many affordable over-the-counter exfoliation products on the market that you can buy somewhere near you, or at on-line stores at the click of a button.

You need to have one of these products that are great for skin care treatments at home always.

Using it has helped millions of people; especially those with acne or blemished skin, regain their self-esteem, build up their confidence, and put their 'best face forward'.

Exfoliation is a cheap and easy process you can do at home by yourself.

8 Reasons Why You Must Exfoliate

  1. With exfoliation, skin preparations such as creams, serums or general facial products are easily absorbed because they work easily on 'new' skin cells. When the skin has been freshly scrubbed, application of even the cheapest over-the-counter skin care remedies will work well and give remarkable results as promised on the package.
  2. Exfoliation aids in the removal of harmful toxins from the face which in essence will prevent breakouts. Breakouts are caused by bacteria and dead skin being left on the face to literally 'fester'. Washing or cleansing with ordinary soap cannot clean or prevent breakouts, but consistent exfoliating will.
  3. When done regularly, exfoliation will stimulate the renewal and rebirth of new skin cells which comes out to the surface as dead skin is sloughed off . This treatment, done consistently, will keep the face clear and healthy.
  4. To exfoliate is to speed up the removal of the continuous eruptions on the face. Having dead skin is a natural process but it's not visible to the naked eye and since we are aware that it's happening (though we can’t see it), we should aid the skin in its shedding process by gently scrubbing off the layers of dead skin build-up.
  5. Your skin complexion will be considerably improved and enhanced with exfoliation, as it encourages the growth of brand new skin cells. The skin will look bright, feel smooth and be blemish free.
  6. Exfoliating dead skin and bacteria serve a dual purpose as it will encourage a bright glow and beautiful lustre. You can count on this because it removes flaky lifeless skin and blockages and at the same time increases blood circulation with its circular motions and light massage.
  7. It is a fantastic anti-aging skin care treatment, and therefore a must-have for aging men and women. Exfoliating aging skin improves the skin's texture and will maintain its colour. There'll be no ashy or dull looking skin and it will gently erase fine lines and reduce wrinkles.
  8. Gentle exfoliation allows the face to keep and maintain an adequate amount of its natural oils. Many of the good exfoliation products have some amount of beneficial oils in their composition. Those oils are what accounts for the smoothness and softness of the face after the exercise.

You don't need to scrub on a daily basis unless you have extremely oily or acne prone skin. People with normal to dry skin facial skin need to exfoliate only two or three times a week. Acne sufferers must stick to an exfoliation treatment of at least five times a week.

Exfoliation should be your routine skin care treatment.

Exfoliation does not strip off natural oils as long as it’s done gently with products that contain finely ground seed grains or synthetic exfoliating beads.

Also, an exfoliating treatment must not be done in a hard or rough manner, and care must be taken about exfoliating too often if you have good blemish free skin.

The delicate skin of the face can become irritated and even sore if you don’t avoid exfoliating products that contain harsh chemical ingredients. These must only be used if it’s a case of chronic acne scarring.

It will help make your skin appear young, fresh and bright, and if you don't want to buy over-the-counter exfoliating products, you can apply treatments using home-made recipes with food items around the home like baking soda, finely granulated sugar, oatmeal or fine table salt.

It's, however, good to remember that your goal is to gently abrade the skin, not to scratch it. Aggressive exfoliating with large or sharp grains or granules will cause skin irritation.

© 2010 viryabo


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    • GPAGE profile image

      GPAGE 6 years ago from California

      V! Passing on your wonderful and informative article to my good friends and their daughters!!!! Also, thank you for reminding me to take better care of my own skin!!!! I hope you are well!!!! G

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      viryabo 6 years ago

      Hello G. I've been away working on a new design project and just quickly drop in and out of HP, that's why such a late reply to your comment. My online and offline tasks are so time consuming, but 'we gotta do what we have to do'.

      How's it going my friend. I'm well.

      I'm so glad you are helping me spread the message about skincare & exfoliation.

      We may soon see a 'blemish free' (face that is LOL!!!) world, with acne becoming a thing of the past.

      Your avatar is absolutely stunning. Love it!.


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      Traqqer 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Me and my wife....we've been thinking of doing this for the calluses we have on our feet. I think it's a good idea to do it routinely.

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      viryabo 6 years ago

      Exfoliation is a perfect way to smoothen out callouses Traqqer. And as you rightly said, routinely.

      Thanks for the visit.


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