As you get older, exfoliation becomes a more significant part of your skincare routine. It’s the easiest way to both rejuvenate and restore the texture of your skin in just a few minutes. I exfoliate about once a week since I have sensitive skin, but depending on your own skin type exfoliating can be done two to three times a week. If you don’t regularly exfoliate, keep reading for the benefits of this essential step of your skincare routine.
If you deal with hormonal acne or occasional breakouts, then you should consider exfoliating regularly. It helps to open up your pores and draw out any impurities that may be triggering these red, irritated pimples. Of course, you don’t want to further irritate your skin by scrubbing anything too roughly on an existing breakout, so it’s important to be gentle. However, this step can prevent any future breakouts and pimples from happening.
By unclogging your pores, exfoliating does a lot more than just preventing acne. Getting rid of any excess oil and buildup found deep in your pores will also prevent blackheads and whiteheads. As two of the more difficult types of blemishes to extract from your skin, exfoliating makes the process a lot easier and shorter.
Helps Even Skin Tone
We can likely all agree that we wish our overall skin tone were more even. One of the biggest reasons a lot of people exfoliate is because it helps improve the appearance of your skin over time. Whether you’re dealing with dark spots, old acne scars or even sunspots, exfoliation can help a lot. If you practice it weekly, you’ll notice that the constant removal of any dead skin has helped any spots fade over time.
Deeper Moisture Absorption
Exfoliation also makes room for your skin to absorb other products a lot better. Without exfoliating your serums, oils and moisturizers aren’t getting as deep into your skin as they should. Rather than just having a layer of product just laying on top of your skin, consider exfoliating to get the benefits that they promise.