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Seven Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation

By Damilola Dimeji-Ajayi 07 November 2018   |   9:31 am

Different skin care routines abound by different schools-of-thought. It can be very tasking to select a skin care routine that is both affordable and suitable for your skin type. The numerous skin care routines available however all agree that exfoliation should be an important part of your skin care.

Many people do not sadly incorporate this in their skincare journey and limit skin care to slapping cream on their skin after a bath. Let us dwell on exfoliation and the numerous benefits it provides to your skin health.

Exfoliation is the removal of dry or dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. It not only has the ability to help many skin problems but can help increase blood circulation which in turn helps to achieve a healthy and glowing skin.

It is important to note that over-exfoliation can cause chronic skin inflammation which can lead to accelerated ageing. Experts state that exfoliation should be done at a maximum of two to three times per week or once for sensitive skin types.

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Benefits of exfoliating 

Prevention of blemished skin

Exfoliating does wonders for people with blemished skin. It helps to prevent break-outs by stripping the skin and killing bacteria.

Removal of post-breakout marks

Exfoliating the skin regularly will help to fade out dark marks left on the skin after a blemish by removing damaged skin cells and allowing the growth of new, healthy skin tissues.

Prevention of clogged pores

Exfoliation helps to draw out congestion in the pores and prevent the breakouts that occur from clogged pores.


It is said that as you increase your exfoliation, you are tricking your skin into acting young again. Exfoliates which contain retinol and retinoic acid work particularly well on the deep layers of the skin and help the skin look smoother and younger.

Instant glow

Exfoliating gives the skin an instant glow by clearing away the dead skin cells that cause dullness of the skin.

Prevention of pigmentation

Pigmentation which comes from age, pregnancy and hormonal changes can be faded by exfoliating regularly.

General health and well being

Exfoliating increases blood circulation which is very good for the body as it encourages new skin cells and drains toxins from the skin.

It is important to note that after exfoliating, drink lots of water and apply a good moisturizer to prevent drying out of the skin.

The benefits of exfoliating cannot be overemphasized, so it is, therefore, important to find an exfoliate that works for your skin type and incorporate it into your skincare routine.

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