Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the outer layer of your skin using an exfoliant. Removing these dead skin cells improves the tone and texture of your skin. You want baby-soft skin, right? Did you know that babies have such soft skin because their skin cells are naturally replaced every few days? As you get older, your cell turnover rate slows way down, so exfoliating can help with your natural skin renewal process.
Benefits of Exfoliation
Exfoliating fades age spots by removing dead skin cells containing the pigment. It unclogs pores and allows natural skin oils to be released. It minimizes pore size and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliation always allows for better absorption of moisturizers, antioxidants, and collagen-boosting serums by removing the top layer of dead skin cells. By exfoliating, you are helping to rid your body of layers of dead skin to reveal healthier, brighter skin. If you have acne-prone skin, exfoliation can help clean out clogged pores that lead to breakouts.
Types of Exfoliants
There are both chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants, so which one should you use? Chemical exfoliation uses acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells, while physical exfoliation uses a hard substance to manually remove the dead skin cells. You can physically exfoliate with skin care tools such as sponges, towels, or brushes or by using a liquid, gel, or scrub with granules used to smooth and refine. Highly sensitive skin that is more prone to acne typically responds better to chemical exfoliants because they are less likely to irritate the skin.
Should I Consider Professional Exfoliation?
You may consider professional exfoliation depending on your specific skin care needs. Professional exfoliation methods include body scrubs, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion. At Premier Spa and Laser Center, the microdermabrasion procedure utilizes a laser-cut diamond tip in combination with light suction to gently sand the skin. Our chemical peels consist of a chemical solution applied to the target area, superficially removing the outer epidermal layers of skin. Dermaplaning requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently shave the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine hairs.
Premier Spa & Laser Center
With our deep understanding and appreciation for aesthetic concerns at all ages, the service offerings are based around the common conditions that both women and men experience. The physicians have carefully selected each technology based on its safety profile and proven scientific results. Premier Spa & Laser Center’s mission is to provide clients a place where comfort, beauty, and personalized attention combine to create a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Contact us or schedule your complimentary consultation today!