What do you immediately think of if someone asks you, how do you take care of your skin?

Think, think…….go on!

Right, so most people probably thought of their skincare routine, their holy grail cleansers, moisturisers and what-not but I’m certain, exfoliation would be a skipped thought.

If you are new to exfoliation and here to learn about it’s benefits, then keep on reading, because better late than never!

In a nutshell, exfoliation means removal of dead skin cells from the outermost layers of the skin. It can be done through scrubbing the skin with an abrasive like microfiber cloths, face/skin scrubs, pumice stones or hair-removal methods (waxing, shaving etc.) There are other chemical methods as well, which are carried out by professionals.

It is important to note a few things, before we begin:

·         Do not exfoliate more than twice a week as it may make your skin sensitive and facilitate rapid ageing.

·         Do not exfoliate sensitive/irritated areas on the skin.

·         Use only gentle exfoliators.

How to?

The best part about exfoliation is that is it not as difficult to do as it is to spell . You can easily grab a good quality face/skin scrub from a store and get to work. You may want to use lukewarm water as it will open the clogged pores and you can draw more dirt from them through scrubbing. Without being too harsh, gently massage the face or body in circular motions until you feel fit and then wash it off with water. Another way I personally use is to bathe like usual and then rub a washcloth on my skin to get rid of dead cells. I do this because it is much gentler and since my skin is already soft after the bath, the dead skin comes off easily without applying any force at all.

TOP reasons to exfoliate:

1.       Give an instant glow to your skin

Since the outermost layer of skin is constantly exposed to all the dirt, pollution and grime of the world, it is necessary to give it an extra step of cleanse. After you exfoliate, all the layers of grime build-up will be stripped and you will notice a shiny, glowing skin instantly.

2.       Enhance growth of new cells

Naturally, once the dead skin cells are out, you make way for the new cells. This biological process will make your skin healthy, internally as well as externally.

3.       Convenient

It is not time-consuming and can be done easily at home. You can easily get any facial/body scrub at the market and use it to remove dead skin cells. There are many different kinds available and between different price ranges as well.

4.       Increase blood circulation of your skin

When you exfoliate, it creates some friction on the surface of the skin which increases blood circulation. It leads to breakdown of fatty tissues and drains toxins from the skin, giving a healthy glow to your skin!

5.       Clear clogged pores

Who likes their face looking like a porous rock? Well, you can easily avoid having an acne breakout by dislodging the blackheads and whiteheads through exfoliation.

So guys follow these regime and let me know the change you experience by commenting below.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more.


Written by priya aggarwal