Exfoliating: An Important Step for Healthy Skin

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Exfoliating – we’ve all heard of it, but exactly what is it, and how can it benefit your skin? Exfoliation is a crucial step in your skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Unfortunately, many people skip exfoliation, and few people understand its benefits for the entire body. We’ve put together some of the most valuable benefits of exfoliation according to skin care experts.

Simply put, exfoliating is removing dead skin cells left behind after cleansing. Exfoliation makes your skin feel fresh, clean and revitalized, leaving a smooth, spotless surface that makes makeup application easy.

Pores. When pores are clogged with excess dirt and dead skin cells, natural oils that hydrate your skin are stuck in them, causing dry, flaky skin, since those oils don’t reach the skin’s surface to do its job. Blemishes like blackheads, whiteheads and acne are all caused, in part, by clogged pores. Regular exfoliation keeps things clear and helps prevent these problems.

Penetration. All the healthy serums, creams and lotions you use need to soak into your skin to be most effective. Clogged pores can prevent this, since dead skin cells form a barrier between your skincare products and your healthy skin cells. Exfoliation, while clearing your pores, allows these products to sink in and nourish your skin.

Stimulation. Exfoliating stimulates more efficient body processes, including blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Better blood circulation helps deliver more oxygen to your cells, keeping them healthy and allowing them to function optimally. Lymphatic drainage is your body’s detoxification system, removing and expelling toxins. The two processes work together to keep your cells healthy.

Youth. Exfoliation keeps your skin younger looking by stimulating its natural rejuvenation processes. When we are younger, our skin quickly replaced dead cells and produced collagen, the important building-block protein of skin. As we age, these processes slow, eventually becoming too slow to keep up with surface damage. This can cause the appearance of tiny lines and wrinkles that make your skin look older. Exfoliation stimulates both collagen production and cell rejuvenation, returning these processes to a younger state. The result is smooth, elastic, younger-looking skin.

Exfoliation is an important process for your entire body. Your facial skincare routine should always include an exfoliation step, and the rest of your body also needs regular exfoliation. You can get this through an exfoliating body massage like our Seawater Exfoliating Moisturizing Massage, a 90-minute head-to-toe pampering treatment that will make you feel energized. It’s one of our featured services this month! Connect with us at DuBunnè Spa Club & Massage Centre today to schedule your own exfoliating massage. It’s a great way to kick off your new year! You can find us at 23725 Arlington Avenue in Torrance or call 310.326.9062. To instantly schedule your own spa appointments, view our specials and more, try our free mobile app, available on iTunesGoogle Play, or Amazon.