What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and should be one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body.
When you exfoliate your skin, you are increasing the blood circulation and lymphatic system, which is very beneficial for the body. This encourages new skin cell growth, breaks down fatty tissues, and breaks down and drains toxins from the skin. After exfoliating, your skin is soft and ready to absorb a good moisturizer.
How Often Should You Exfoliate?
Exfoliating two or three times a week is good for both the face and body. It’s important to remove dead skin but you don’t want to strip away too many of your natural oils. A good balance is important and frequency depends on your skin type.
Because you are increasing blood circulation, breaking down toxins and encouraging new skin cells, drinking lots of water after exfoliating will help drain toxins and give those new skin cells a boost.
It's important to also apply a good moisturizer to hydrate the skin.
The Benefits of Skin Exfoliation