We spend a lot of time rubbing creams, lotions, and sunscreens on our face, but it you do not exfoliate then your skin is not allowing the product to penetrate like it should be. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells on the skins surface. As we age, our cell renewal process slows down, which causes our dead skin cells to remain on the surface of our skin and it can often times appear dull, rough, and dry; this can causes clogged pores and breakouts as well.
Exfoliation can be performed mechanically, or chemically. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and scrubs are all forms of exfoliation. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells and uncovers fresh new skin, allowing products to penetrate deeper leaving your skin soft, smooth, and glowing.
Caution: remember to be careful not to over exfoliate. Over exfoliating will leave your skin irritated, dry, sensitive and in worst cases, damaged. One to two times a week is plenty for at home exfoliation and 1-2 times per month for a deeper more effective exfoliation from your skin care professional. Come see us at Mandalyn Academy to help you lose that dry dead skin from winter, and feel and see the benefits of a good exfoliation!