Five Reasons Why You Need To Exfoliate

Written by Girija NaiksatamFeb 15, 2017
You could have done everything you could to protect your skin from the dust, grime and pollution, but it caught up with you anyway. And while there are a ton of things you can do to get rid of that nasty pimple there’s something even more simple you can do to keep acne at bay – Exfoliate – the easiest, quickest way to skin that’s cleaner and healthier. Here are five reasons why you need to make exfoliation a part of your beauty routine
why you need to exfoliate

Giving dead skin the boot
The number one reason to exfoliate? It’s the fastest way to get rid of the dead skin cells that lurk on the surface. Dirt, pollution and sweat all play a part in the build-up of dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull and damaged.

For skin that’s dewy soft
Exfoliation gives your skin an instant boost. If you think your skin appears lifeless and dry, a mild exfoliant will do the job of banishing those dead skin cells to reveal softer, younger-looking skin. In addition, the motion of exfoliation, much like a face massage, also improves blood circulation leaving you with a rosy flush.

Bid breakouts bye-bye
Whiteheads, blackheads and breakouts are all caused by impurities and dirt clogged in your pores. When this happens, the oils from your skin get trapped below the surface causing pimples and acne. Exfoliation unclogs your pores and deep cleanses your skin allowing it to breathe and making it less prone to breakouts.

Hide your real age
Regular exfoliation will not only cleanse your skin from inside out but also hide your age. As you grow older, the collagen in your skin weakens making your skin lose its elasticity and its ability to shed old skin causing the appearance of prominent lines and wrinkles. While exfoliation won’t reverse the ageing process, it will help you hide your skin’s age.

Naturally enriched exfoliants
However, as is the case with most skin treatments, over exfoliating with products that contain harsh ingredients can do more damage to your skin than good. Opt for scrubs with natural ingredients such as the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. Made with 100% natural exfoliants and Vitamin-rich Apricot, it will gently brush away dirt to leave skin clean and fresh.

Girija Naiksatam

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