Who wouldn’t want to have beautiful, clear, younger looking skin? People have been looking for solutions to stop aging for centuries. There have been thousands of lotions and potions invented that are supposed to fight wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture. Unfortunately, none of them can stop the process of aging completely. Inevitably, skin loses its elasticity and brightness over time. However, there is a very inexpensive way to improve the skin complexion. It is called exfoliation. This method has been known for many years. Even ancient Egyptians used exfoliation to improve their skin tone and texture.
Exfoliation removes the old cells from the surface and uncovers bright, glowing younger looking skin. Human skin continuously regenerates itself. The outer layer of cells dies and sheds, letting new cells from the lower layer come to the surface. Sometimes dirt and oil get trapped in the old cells and they remain on the skin making it look tired, dull and unhealthy. Wrinkles and pores look more prominent. Clogged pores also lead to acne that can leave permanent scars. Removing the dead skin cells allows to have clear, flawless complexion.
Skin regeneration slows down after age 50. It can take up to forty days for the new skin to appear. Thus, the complexion is uneven, dull and tired-looking. This is when exfoliation comes to help uncovering younger skin cells. There are two ways to do that: chemically and physically. Physical exfoliation refers to scrubbing the skin with a washcloth or a loofah using a facial scrub that contains ground up nut shells, sugar or salt. This is the cheapest way to younger looking skin. Scrubs can cost as little as a couple of dollars. Microdermabrasion is a popular but a little pricier method to exfoliate. It uses an electric sponge and a special scrub to remove the old skin cells. These two ways are very effective for sloughing away the dead skin. Chemical exfoliation is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to lighten the complexion. It uses alpha and beta hydroxy acids to loosen the glue-like substance that holds the skin cells together, thus removing them more easily.
Exfoliation can be a part of not only the facial routine but the daily shower experience as well. Removing dead skin cells before shaving will help to prevent ingrown hairs. Exfoliation can also help to get rid of dry, rough skin on elbows and knees. Expensive lotions and creams will not work on old skin cells. Remove them to uncover brighter, healthier, younger looking skin.