The secret to glowing youthful skin.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells and other unwanted debris that cling to the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). Regular exfoliation, of both the face and the body, is an important part of maintaining healthy skin that will glow and is more youthful.
Not only will regular exfoliation help your skin glow; it also helps your topical skincare products, like anti-aging serums, to better penetrate the skin and be more effective. Exfoliation is the secret weapon in any skincare routine. I recommend LimeLife by Alcone's Skin Polish.
Be careful while exfoliating the face. Be sure to only use products intended for facial use, as products for body exfoliation can be harmful to the face.
Over-exfoliating is possible, especially for individuals with aging or sensitive skin. Overdoing it can result in dry and irritated skin.
Space out your exfoliation. Doing too many exfoliation treatments without the proper amount of healing time between them can thin the skin. Start off with once per week, then slowly add it about every three days.
Be aware that over-exfoliation can leave the skin extra vulnerable to damage from the sun. Be especially vigilant concerning sun exposure right after you exfoliate. Always wear sun protection, even in the winter months and cloudy days.
Do not wax after exfoliating as you may damage newer skin layers that are trying to heal.