Exfoliation, what does it mean? It is the removal of dead skin cells on the body, so as to reveal the new cells underneath. Exfoliation should be an essential part of anyone’s beauty regimen, both male and female as we all shed old skin cells daily.
Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.
Both face and body exfoliation should be done at least once a week and at most twice. This is because over exfoliation can strip away too many of your natural oils, therefore a good balance is key.
Because you are increasing blood circulation, breaking down toxins and encouraging new skin cells to come through, it is advisable to drink lots of water which drains toxins and helps give those new skin cells a “drink from the inside” and it is also key to apply a good moisturizer to hydrate the skin from the outside in.
Do not expose your exfoliated skin to UV rays, sun, sunbed for 24 hours.
Exfoliation has key benefits as it can help clear blemishes, hyper pigmentation, clogged pores, help with dry skin and can prevent ingrowing hair on shaved skin.
Scrubs for exfoliation are easy to come by as you can buy scrubs in the stores or make your own scrubs at home for exfoliation.