Why is it important to Exfoliate your Face regularly?

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As fashion-conscious gals, we love to make our faces gorgeous. To do that, we either use grandma’s secrets or visit the parlor to cleanse, moisturize and shine our faces. But how often do we think of ‘exfoliation’ for pampering our face?

Chances are we don’t, not in the same frequency as our overall beauty do’s. Let us spare some time in trying to learn about the need and importance of face exfoliation. It will do you good for sure.

What Is Exfoliation All About?

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Put in simpler terms, exfoliation is all about dead skin removal from our skin surface. It can be done mechanically, whereby scrubs are used to dust off the dead skin of our body. It can also be done chemically by using dissolving acids that help in the removal of dead skin cells. In this procedure, scrubbing is not required.

The Need For Exfoliation

As our body ages, the whole process of new cell formation in our body slows down. This means the burnout of old skin cells decreases and the formation of new ones is hampered. When the old cells pile up on our skin, the result is dry looking and rough skin. Over time, it can also lead to acne and blemishes.

This is where exfoliation steps in. Not only does it remove the dead skin cells that clog the skin, but it uncovers the underlying new skin cells too. This allows the moisturizing creams and lotions to penetrate deep skin, leading to healthy-looking skin.

How Does Exfoliation Help?

Here are the benefits of exfoliation.

Removes Clogged Pores

Clogged pores happen when we get blackheads, whiteheads, or bumps on the skin and forehead. Therefore, it becomes important to remove dry skin cells on the surface so that less oil gets trapped in the pores.

Treats Post-breakout Red Marks

It is a known fact that red dark marks get left behind on the skin long after the skin breakout has healed up. The best thing to tackle this is to step up your exfoliation. The more the damaged cells on the surface come out, the more the chances of getting rid of the skin marks.

How To Exfoliate?

It’s simple and easy to go about it. All you need to do is take a bit of precaution while exfoliating your face.

Do it regularly

Make a plan to do face exfoliation once a week and stick to it. The more you increase the gap between exfoliation, the more the problem would get compounded.

Know your Skin

Depending on whether your face is dull or sensitive, you need to choose the exfoliating solution. For sensitive skin, you can try Biotherm Biosource Tonifying Exfoliating Gel which is a nongranular exfoliator that doesn’t scrub much.

Patch Test

Before applying any exfoliating scrub on your face, try it out on the side of your neck first to test out its reaction.

Read the instructions

Before using an exfoliator, go through the application guidelines mentioned on the product label for safety and minimum risk.

Be gentle

Whenever you are applying exfoliating scrubs manually, do so in gentle and circular motions. Try to avoid being aggressive, as it can break your skin and cause redness, irritation, and skin breakouts. Preferably, use lukewarm water, not cold or hot water.

Tackling the rosy glow

Exfoliation boosts blood circulation to the area that’s being treated. This leads to a rosy glow or redness on your face. If the redness lasts for more than a day, then apply a cold compress to the affected area to get relief. 

Look after your non-facial areas too

A face is supported by a neck, so don’t neglect it. Apply a granular scrub designed for the body on your neck, not a face exfoliant.

Post-exfoliation important

Once you have exfoliated your face, follow it up with moisturizer and or face serum. Do it to soothe your skin.

Consult a dermatologist

If you have skin diseases such as eczema, take the help of a certified dermatologist before considering exfoliation. Let them guide you on what’s safe and effective for you.

Make exfoliation your primary goal once a week and see how you glow naturally.


Deepika Dewan

I am an experienced professional in content writing. Start my day with feeding pets. Write on subjects close to my heart. Wish to explore destinations, cuisines, and new opportunities. Life is unexpected, so keep praying and thanking.

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