Exfoliate Your Skin

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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Exfoliate your skin every week for a healthy glow. The average human generates a new layer of skin every two to four weeks. You can improve your complexion tremendously by sloughing off old cell build up, to reveal fresh, new skin cells. Unless, you have extremely sensitive skin or a skin disorder of some kind, almost all of us will benefit from regular skin exfoliation.

Skin exfoliation is a natural occurring physiological process; dead epidermal skin cells, naturally slough off, and expose new skin cells all the time. However, sometimes skin needs outside help. For example, when the skin type is dry, dead skin accumulates rapidly, generating a dull appearance to the skin, inhibiting effective natural skin exfoliation and needed moisture absorption. When the skin type is oily, the skin has a hard time exfoliating the dead skin cells, due to the sticky nature of oil.

Exfoliate Your Skin for a Fresh Look

The purpose of exfoliating is to get rid of dead cells from the skin's surface, which will result in fresh, healthy, glowing skin. Regular skin exfoliation will increase the skin's capacity to absorb moisture, diminish fine lines and reduce acne. Exfoliate your skin, because it is probably the quickest way to give yourself a fresher look and improve skin tone.

After you cleanse your face, scrub your skin with exfoliating gloves or washcloth. Then gently massage it around your skin's surface area. Use the same easy pressure that you would with a regular washcloth. Don't over scrub! You need some of those surface cells to protect your skin. Do this habitually, and you'll soon see the difference in the quality of your skin.

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