Have you ever wondered why exfoliating is such a big deal? Well, wonder no more! Exfoliation is the amazing technique of whisking away those pesky dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, making way for fresh, youthful cells to take center stage.
But why do we even need to exfoliate? As we age, our skin's natural cell turnover process starts to slow down, leading to a build-up of dead cells that can result in dry patches and a lackluster complexion. By exfoliating, we can banish those dull skin cells and reveal a brighter, more vibrant appearance.
And here's the best part: everyone can benefit from exfoliation! Smooth and improve circulation in one fell swoop. Just be sure to test your skin's tolerance by trying it on a small patch before diving in headfirst.
So, how often should you exfoliate? Ideally, aim for 2-3 times a week to keep your face and body happy and refreshed. But remember, older skin can be a bit more delicate, so keep an eye on how your skin reacts and adjust accordingly. Nobody wants to over-exfoliate and risk dryness or irritation!
Now, let's talk about the best exfoliator for you. There are two main options: manual exfoliation (think scrubs, washcloths, and brushes) and chemical exfoliation (using active ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acids or enzymes). I personally recommend a combo of dry brush exfoliation for your body pre-shower, and some chemical exfoliation for your lovely face.
Say goodbye to lackluster skin and hello to your natural beauty! Exfoliation is the key to unlocking that radiant glow you've always dreamed of. So, let's exfoliate our way to skin that shines with confidence!
Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a w skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement.