Your skin regenerates every day. New skin cells develop and push the dead skin cells up and out of the skin. Dead skin cells that have reached their life-cycle will naturally shed off without you even noticing, however, some of such skin cells can accumulate and not shed properly. They can accumulate with bacteria residue will makeup and natural skin oils and cause some unwanted skin blemishes. Your skin will let you know when you do not exfoliate regularly and here are the signs to watch out for.
Your Skin Appears Dull
Your skin can appear down even though you are using the best product available. Your skin is capable of reflecting light shone onto it. The smoother the skin, the better the light reflection. When the skin is rough with an over-accumulation of dead skin cells and it cannot reflect light as well, leading to a complexion that is duller than you deserve. If you feel that your complexion is not luminous and radiant, then it could be a sign you have not been regularly exfoliating your skin.
Your Products Are Not Absorbing As Well
You may feel your skincare products resting more on the surface of your skin than seeping into it. You may even experience a mini breakout because the products have not been absorbed properly and are mixed with bacteria and pollutants in the air, clogging your pores instead. Too many dead skin cells resting on your on the surface of your skin can block out the active ingredients from going into your skin.
Your Skin Feels Clogged and Bumpy
You may feel your skin is rougher and has tiny bumps across it. Even when you wash your face properly it does not feel clean enough. This can be more prominent when you are wearing a mask frequently. Zits can appear randomly but especially frequent on the oilier parts of your skin such as the forehead, chin, and jawline.
Exfoliation Tips You Can Follow
Develop a Good Routine
You should exfoliate your skin once every 2 to 3 days. Too frequent exfoliation can damage your skin barrier and exfoliating is too many days apart does not stimulate a healthy turnover of your skin cells. Always exfoliate after you have cleansed your skin.
Choose An Exfoliant Suitable For Your Skin Needs
There are mainly three types of skin exfoliant. A scrub type contains beads that provide gentle, mechanical friction to slough off excess dead skin cells. Choose a face scrub with gentle beads such as Jojoba wax grains, these beats tend to melt with the heat of your hands and double up as an emollient for your skin. bSoul 3Action Face Scrub is a certified natural face scrub for you if you prefer certified organic skincare in your routine.
Another type is known as a chemical exfoliant and uses hydroxy acids to break the bonds between the skin cells, encouraging the skin to slough off and the result is smoother skin. Chemical exfoliants are suitable for you if you have a skin type that can benefit from minimal mechanical rubbing action, such as acne and clogged skin. If you have any broken calories on your skin, and your skin it’s really thin and can benefit from a gentle chemical exfoliant as well. For organic skincare fans, bSoul Start Up Renewal Gel is a natural, gentle chemical exfoliant that is suitable even for the most sensitive skin. It is formulated with a blend of Mandelic Acid, Lacobionic Acid and Henna to unclog pores while regenerating the skin.
The third type of skin exfoliant is the enzyme type. A bum pipe works similarly to the chemical exfoliant, except it does not contain any hydroxy acids. Instead, it uses natural plant enzymes to stimulate the turnover of dead skin cells. The enzymes gently break down the bonds between dead skin cells without causing any irritation. We love the IOMA Soft Peeling balm for skin exfoliation. It is easy to use and is perfect for sensitive skin.