Imagine this--you have just finished up with your daily skin care routine and your face looks and feels exceptionally nourished and refreshed--almost as if you have just left the spa. Over time, you begin to notice that your skin is appreciating the love that you have been giving it, as it is beginning to radiate off this fresh, new glow that everyone can’t help but to notice. We certainly wouldn’t be mad about that! The research on why you should be incorporating exfoliation into your daily skin care routine is astounding! Let us explain…
What exactly is exfoliation?
Exfoliation is simply the process of removing dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface throughout the skin cycle. Most people will use a chemical exfoliator, granular substance [physical exfoliator], or exfoliation tool to achieve this result.
During the skin cycle, your body is continuously creating new skin cells at the bottom-most layer of the skin, while simultaneously shedding off the oldest layer of skin cells that are located on the surface of your skin. A full skin cycle is finished when the newest skin cells that originated at the bottom-most layer of the skin, mature and finally reach the surface of the skin, which takes about 28 days—and then the cycle begins allll over again.
However, sometimes our bodies do not completely shed off all of the dead skin cells on their own, leaving a significant amount of cells behind. This will usually result in the appearance of dry/flaky skin, and uneven skin tones.
What are the benefits of exfoliating daily?
As mentioned earlier, our skin typically needs a little helping hand when it comes to removing the old debris that is left behind during the skin cycle. Current research shows the following to be possible benefits of incorporating exfoliation into your daily skin care routine:
- Unclogs pores and prevents acne
When dead skin cells are not completely eliminated from your skin, they will begin to accumulate within your pores. When the pores become clogged with dead skin cells, this can result in visibly enlarged pores. For those with acne-prone skin, when dead skin cells are not eliminated from your pores, local bacteria will begin to reproduce and create the perfect environment for acne to thrive!
- Improves the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles
As we age, our collagen and elastin levels naturally decline. Collagen and elastin work together to keep the structure of your skin strong and firm. As levels naturally begin to decrease, we begin to notice an increase in fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tones. Since exfoliating daily can stimulate the overall turnover of cells during the skin cycle, it may also aid in collagen and elastin production!
- Allows other skin products to penetrate the skin deeper
We always want the most ‘bang for our buck’ when it comes to using topical skin care products, as they can definitely become a bit pricey. By exfoliating daily, you are ensuring that your topical skin care products are penetrating through the skin deep enough, which will allow for them to have a stronger effect. This is so important since the aging process is initiated at the deepest layers of our skin!
Now that you know a little more about what exfoliation is and how it can benefit you when incorporated into your daily skin care routine, we are excited to let you in on our personal approach to exfoliation!
DUCALM’s Approach to Exfoliation
Our hydrating chemical exfoliator, Afresh Effect Spa Peel Pads, is a super gentle approach to exfoliation. It contains AHA mandelic acid [functions to remove dead skin cells while hydrating AND balancing the skin’s pH], BHA salicyclic acid [functions to remove dead skin cells WHILE aiding in the natural turnover of cells during the skin cycle], and AHA lactic acid [functions to improve the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles]. Overall, a great addition to your skin care routine that will really brighten and bring out that youthful glow that we all desire.
Our Spa Doses B5 Vitamin Exfoliator makes it possible for you to bring the spa to you! Unlike other physical scrubs that are made with hard ingredients [plastic microbeads, pumice crystals] that can be very damaging and irritating to the skin, our Spa Doses B5 Vitamin Exfoliator is a physical exfoliator that uses smart pressure sense cellulose technology to exfoliate gently without creating micro-tears, as it gently dissolves onto the skin when you apply the slightest pressure. Containing pantothenic acid, this is the perfect option for dry and aging skin types! Pantothenic acid helps to boost the production of collagen, gets rid of dead skin while simultaneously moisturizing the skin. Always on the go? Have no fear—these capsules can be conveniently taken with you anywhere. They are packaged in a responsible way and will not harm the environment, as they are vegetable-based!
Are you ready to give your skin all of the love it deserves by adding chemical exfoliation into your daily skin care routine? Shop our Spa Doses B5 Vitamin Exfoliator and Afresh Effect Spa Peel Pads today. Your skin will thank you later!