Looking younger is important to many of us, if only to match our appearance to how we feel. One anti-aging treatment that tops the charts for achieving great skin is the simple process of proper exfoliation. Here’s the inside scoop on transforming your skin into a more vibrant, youthful complexion.
Improving your skin tone and texture is a process that requires very little time but regularity and consistency are key.
What does it mean to exfoliate? Our skin is in a constant state of cell renewal. While new cells are forming, old skin cells accumulate on the surface of the skin. These dead skin cells can lead to enlarged pores, dry or dull looking skin, and highlighted fine lines and wrinkles. That doesn’t sound appealing to anyone! In order to keep our skin looking its best, we need to exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, leaving healthy, bright, and renewed skin daily.
What happens if we don’t exfoliate? For one thing, we become more susceptible to acne and clogged pores. Excess dead cells can cause greatly reduce skin hydration and lead to uneven skin tone, texture, and a more weathered appearance.
What is the best way to exfoliate? Simply washing your face daily results in some exfoliation, but it is not very effective, particularly as we get older. Luffa sponges and body washes reside in most of our showers and are a step up from soap and water but may be too harsh on more sensitive areas of the skin. Sonic skin cleansing systems with different brush heads for the face and body provide the best means of at-home exfoliation. Regularly scheduled treatments such as microdermabrasion and dermaplaning provide truly effective exfoliation and skin rejuvenation. These treatments ensure that your at-home exfoliation efforts start with a clean slate and never fall behind.
How often should you exfoliate? If you are using an at-home tool such as a Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing brush, once or twice a week is best. Treatments such as microdermabrasion and dermaplaning work best when they are scheduled for 4-6 week intervals.
Remember that the skin on your face and neck is different than the skin on the rest of your body. We recommend that you choose different products for the face then you would for your body. Smart anti-aging requires exfoliation over your entire body, keeping everything from head to toe in top condition.
Recommended Products: SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub, Clarisonic Smart Profile brush.