Some people love exfoliating, others are afraid of it. But the truth is that when done right and according to your skin type, exfoliation, from time to time, can be beneficial for your skin.
At Sepai we consider ourselves experts at this subject because we are passionate about making the best exfoliants to make your skin the healthiest.
WHAT IS EXFOLIATION?
First we need to understand it, what is exfoliation? To exfoliate is to remove old skin cells from the skin’s outer layer. It is an important part of every skincare routine, both facial and body. And even though some consider it a fancy thing to do, you don’t need to leave your house to get a good exfoliation. Through exfoliation, your skin cleanses, it reveals fresh skin cells and makes your pores look smaller by taking away the old ones.
This process helps your skin become better at absorbing everything that you use on it. It increases your blood flow, giving you a natural glow. New cells are constantly being created by your skin. They start at the lower level and then rise to the surface, a process in which they slowly die but also get filled with keratin. This is important because it protects the skin, but there gets to a point where they need to go to make way for younger cells.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE?
However, exfoliation can be harmful if you overdo it, especially to your face. Your skin could become sensitised, making it easier for it to irritate. The environment also takes part of the risks, you shouldn’t expose your skin to the sun after an exfoliation, as it is an aggressive treatment. This is why it is recommended to exfoliate weekly or a few times per month, depending on the method you are using and the part of your
body you are exfoliating. Another issue with some types of exfoliants is that there are manufacturers that use micro-beads on their scrubs. These are harmful to the environment because they go down the drain and as they are so small, they go through the treatment plants and get to rivers and canals, harming the fishes and other living species in them.