Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. There are two types of exfoliates, manual and chemical. Depending on your skin type, most experts advise that you exfoliate two to three times per week to maintain good skin health.
The Benefits of Regular Exfoliation
It increases cell turnover
Did you know that your skin will regenerate itself approximately every 27 days? However this process can take longer as you age. This is why proper skincare is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of this protective organ. When we exfoliate, it helps to keep healthy skin cells at the surface, removing dead, dry, or dying ones, making your skin appear more radiant.
It helps prevent and manage acne
Regular exfoliation helps to reduce breakouts by keeping your pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells and sebum. Without regular exfoliation, dead skin cells can build up on the face and body, which might lead to pores becoming blocked and blemishes forming.
Smooth’s the skin tone and texture
Removing the dead skin cells through regular exfoliation will also help maintain smooth skin tone and texture. The exfoliation process will help target the areas that feel uneven creating an all-around more even and glowing complexion.
Can help lighten dark spots
Chemical exfoliants have been shown to remove darkened skin cells in the outer layers of skin, over time this may help to lighten hyperpigmentation.
Gives you a brighter complexion
Your skin has several layers. The outermost layer, called the epidermis, consists of five sublayers. Dead skin cells found on the layer known as the stratum corneum protect the healthy, living cells underneath. Usually, the dead cells fall off and replenish about every two weeks however regular exfoliating will help brighten up your complexion by helping to remove these dead skin cells faster.
Enhances the absorption of your skincare products
Removing the dead skin cells that build up on your skin’s uppermost layer is essential for skincare absorption. The dead skin is a physical barrier to your fresh, healthy skin. When you remove this barrier, you help your skincare products reach healthy skin and penetrate deeper.
Helps your makeup go on evenly
Without regular exfoliation your skin texture may appear more rough and flaky, leaving your makeup to go on unevenly and patchy. A makeup artist's favourite trick for an even, and effortless foundation application is regular exfoliation. Your makeup will not only appear more even but will last longer during wear too.
Chemical exfoliation is generally preferred for sensitive skin because you can't over-exfoliate like you can with other physical exfoliant products. Chemical exfoliants use acids to exfoliate, most commonly, AHAs such as glycolic acid. The AMPERNA®’s 10% Pro+ Resurfacing Lotion contains 10% glycolic acid, antioxidants and our probiotic. The combination of ingredients plus the slightly higher pH of our [EXFOLIATE] Lotion makes it perfect for first-time users. Our glycolic lotion was specially formulated for people suffering from even the most sensitive skin and is the first to market in this category.