5 Reasons Why You Should Exfoliate Your Skin…

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Today is my favourite day – it’s Skincare Sunday (of course!!) So, my blog post today is all about exfoliation – what is exfoliation? Why should we exfoliate? What benefits do we get from exfoliating? If you want to know answers to these questions, keep reading.

Let’s start with the basics, what even is exfoliating? We hear this word all the time, but do you really know what it means? So, Exfoliation involves the removal of the dead skin cells on the outermost surface of the skin. If it is done regularly, it will boost your skin renewal process and reduce the bad effects of sun rays, dead cells and dirt on your skin. Ultimately, this makes it easier for moisturising products to penetrate more deeply into the skin which makes them more effective. As well as this, a sufficient exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking radiant, fresh and healthy! Which is what we all want, right?

Right, now we know exactly what exfoliation is, let’s talk about WHY we need to exfoliate – I know I covered a few points in the first section, but I’m going to go into more detail! I hope you’re ready…

5 Reasons Why You Should Exfoliate:

  1. Even Out Skin Tone – Through exfoliation, even skin tone can be easily acquired.  This process also helps in removing leftover dirt and makeup to reveal new and bright skin.
  2. Enhances Your Skin’s Texture– If your skin feels dry, sultry or rough, exfoliating your skin is an excellent option to bring back its natural look. If you keep on exfoliating your skin, it keeps your skin smooth and improves its overall appearance.
  3. Help Prevent Breakouts – If you have whiteheads, blackheads or breakouts, exfoliating your skin will keep pores unclogged and clean.
  4. Preps for treatment results – if your skin is dull/dry it can become an impenetrable barrier between your skincare products that you apply and your skin, which prevents them working to their full capacity. When you exfoliate, the dead skin cells are removed, pores are cleared and this makes it easier for your skin to soak up any moisturisers you apply, so you get the full benefits of the skincare product you are applying.
  5. Better makeup application – this may sound a little daft, but following on from benefit No.2 that I mentioned, if your skin is smoother, your makeup will sit on your skin better and look less cakey because you will have removed all flakey/dry patches.

So there’s a few benefits for you (I’m sure most of you knew them anyway!) I think the important thing with exfoliating is to not push it too much because if your skin isn’t feeling it and doesn’t want to be exfoliated for a while, you will know. So if you do experience any flare ups, itching, drying etc, maybe it’s best to stop with the exfoliating for a bit so that your skin can heal. I would also 100% recommend what the instructions are on the exfoliator you are using because a few of them are different, some target specific areas such as your T-zone and some of them you need more/less product – so please read the instructions as they can be different.

When I had really bad eczema on my face (when I was younger) I exfoliated like twice a day, 7 days a week because I just wanted rid of it – I was scrubbing like crazy and for some unknown reason, I didn’t realise it was actually making it worse!!!! Since I fell in love with skincare, researched into it, completed skincare courses etc, I now know the ‘Do’s & Don’ts’ when it comes to exfoliating and it all makes perfect sense now haha!

Hopefully though with the information I have written in this post, if you haven’t been a keen exfoliator, perhaps you will be now.

Grace x


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