Are you exfoliating regularly? If not, why not? The benefits of exfoliating your skin are many! If you are still not convinced, take a look at our 6 reasons why you should be exfoliating on a regular basis.
It improves the texture of your skin
Exfoliating your skin has many tangible benefits but one of the main ones is the fact that it can help improve the texture of your skin. Do you ever touch your skin and it feels rough or dry? If you’re not exfoliating, then starting could see this roughness and dryness banished forever. There really is nothing better than that magical feeling after you have exfoliated and you are left with super smooth skin. Using a good quality exfoliator on a regular basis and your skin will always be smooth and will always look absolutely fantastic.
It can help fight the signs of ageing
As we get older, our skin obviously begins to show the signs of ageing. This is because our skin’s ability to shed dead skin cells slows down, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines and dry skin. Exfoliating regularly ensures that you get rid of these dead skin cells and prevent those fine lines and wrinkles forming.
It can help prevent breakouts of spots, whiteheads and blackheads
Spots, whiteheads and blackheads are exacerbated by your skin’s pores getting clogged up with dead skin cells and oils from your skin. Exfoliating helps to remove all of these dead skin cells and excess oil, meaning that your pores are much less likely to get blocked. This, in turn means you are much less likely to suffer from spots, whiteheads and blackheads.
It can even out your skin tone
If you’re someone who has somewhat of an uneven skin tone, then using an exfoliator is a powerful weapon against it. Removing layers of dirt as well as layers of dead skin and excess oils reveals bright and new skin that’s hiding underneath which can help to give the impression of a more consistent skin tone.
It can improve the performance of your skincare products
Women (and more and more men) spend a lot of their hard earned money on quality skincare items. There is nothing more disappointing though when you purchase a product that at first glance doesn’t seem to be working. If you have experienced this, don’t be too hasty to blame the product. If you have layer upon layer of dead skin and excess oils, the product may not be able to penetrate your skin. Starting a regular exfoliating regime will ensure that your skincare products get the chance to really sink in and get to work.
It can help get you a better fake tan
Just as we mentioned before, skincare products need access to the skin which is tough if there are layers of dead skin. This is particularly the case for tanning products. By exfoliating regularly, you will find that tanning products will apply more evenly and will give you a longer lasting tan.