Exfoliating Treatments to Keep Skin Smooth and Wrinkle-Free
There is no doubt in my mind that exfoliating the skin is critical to keeping skin smooth and keeping wrinkles at bay.
The reason is simple. The skin is biologically programmed to grow several layers. The uppermost layers are dry, dead skin cells. Designed to protect the skin, these layers have the unfortunate side effect of interfering with the absorption of product, making the skin appear drier or older, and accentuating the appearance of wrinkles. Therefore, the smartest skin treatments include regular exfoliation to continually remove these self-renewing layers of dead skin cells.
There are basically two ways to exfoliate. Manually (scrubs, microdermabrasion) or chemically (fruit acids, retinol). You can use either method, or both, but the important thing to keep in mind is that your skin has grown layers for a reason, specifically protection. Deep exfoliation, whichever method you choose, may very possibly increase sensitivity or cause irritation, since these protective barriers are removed in the process.
Nonetheless, exfoliation to whatever degree you can handle is an excellent protocol to incorporate in your skin care regime, and not just for your skin but your entire body as well. Body skin tends to suffer most from dryness, since there are fewer oil glands on the body than on the face. Removing dead skin cells with a quality scrub will help your body lotion absorb deeper in to the skin, and lend to a smoother, softer skin texture.
The Healthy Skin Shop respects the privacy of its customers. We do not sell, rent, or loan the identities or any other personal and identifiable information regarding our customers to any third party. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in a manner to which you have not consented.
©All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. DISCLAIMER: All material provided in The Healthy Skin Shop website is provided for educational purposes only. Consult your own physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.