Embracing skincare at any age is essential, and while you may be cleansing and applying moisturizer or anti-aging creams, that is not enough. If you want healthy, glowing skin, you should also be exfoliating. Why do you ask? Because, as we age the process of desquamation slows down, meaning that our body is slower to shed dead skin cells and produce new ones.
This buildup of dead skin cells can have a negative effect on our complexion leaving it looking dry and dull or worse this accumulation can result in excess oil production and clogged pores, which could lead to problematic skin. Additionally, this build of dead, dull skin creates a barrier for our skincare products. So those expensive serums and creams that you’re spending all that money on, can’t get to the fresh new skin which is hidden below this barrier of dead skin cells.
Hence, exfoliation is here to help speed up the process of shedding old skin and making room for new skin to emerge. That is right if you are correctly exfoliating your skin, you do not have to rely on your body’s natural rate of desquamation to keep your complexion looking radiant and beautiful.
Ways To Exfoliate Exfoliation can be performed in many ways, from manually with a device to using facial scrubs that contain ingredients that can help sloth away those unwanted dead skin cells. None the less you want to make sure that you choose wisely as some exfoliants and skincare tools can damage the skin.
The Benefits Of Exfoliation To dig a little bit deeper, our skin is regularly subjected to dirt, environmental pollutants and of course makeup. All of this leaves a film on our face acting as a barrier to skincare products. This buildup can also leave us with uneven skin tone, roughness, and create false wrinkles! But, by you buffing away those dead skin cells, you are also making it easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers and other skin treatments. Lastly, it is going to leave the skin smooth for the perfect makeup application.
Be Gentle When exfoliating you do not want to be pulling or tugging on the skin, not only can this cause harm to your skin it can also lead to premature aging.
Suggested Skincare Products For Exfoliation At Michael Todd Beauty we have a wide range of products that can help with proper exfoliation, see some of our suggestions below.
Manual Exfoliation We recommend a sonic cleansing device, like our Soniclear Elite. This beauty tool uses sonic technology, up to 300 sonic movements per second (7X times better than hands alone) to gently and effectively buff away dead skin cells, while reviving tired skin, smoothing fine lines & driving oxygen-rich blood to the skin's surface for a re-volumized look.
Facial Scrub Just in time for the season, do we have a product for you, the Michael Todd Beauty Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Enjoy the blissful Pumpkin Pie Spiced aromas with this mask. Formulated with vitamin-rich Pumpkin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) & natural extracts in a soothing base of 100% Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, his weekly enzyme exfoliating mask gently dissolves dead skin and smooths away rough texture.
Furthermore, it helps to improve the appearance of dullness, fine lines, and enlarged pores for a more youthful complexion.
So, as you can see adding exfoliation to your regular skincare regimen will not only assist with desquamation but will also help to provide you with a more radiant, glowing, youthful look and complexion.