Skin exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin, dirt, and oils on the outer surface of the skin. This has been a practice in many countries around the world for hundreds of years, and exfoliation is proven to not only clear the skin but can also give several benefits to our skin and body! So if you're wondering how exfoliation would benefit your skin, keep reading!
1. Reduce acne
Whenever you exfoliate, you are giving your pores a deep clean. All the dead skin cells, dirt, and oils that are trapped in your pores are removed--making your skin clearer and less prone to acne breakouts. If you have existing acne, regular exfoliation will help reduce its appearance by removing all the build-up that worsens the acne.
2. Prevent ingrown hairs
Ingrown hairs often occur when a hair follicle is clogged with dead skin cells, trapping hairs under the skin. This is because we shed around 600,000 skin particles every hour- and if we don't remove these excess particles, they trap hairs under the epidermis (top layer of your skin), causing ingrown hairs! Other causes include frequent hair removal, and tight clothing.
A great way to remove ingrown hairs is to regularly exfoliate. Exfoliating removes the excess dead skin cells that would otherwise clog pores, and free any trapped hairs!
3. Target Keratosis Pilaris / Chicken Skin
Ever experienced small, scaly bumps on your arms or legs? Those annoying little things that don't ever go away? Well, experts call it Keratosis Pilaris (KP), a skin condition that's caused by extra keratin in your skin, leading to dead skin cells plugging hair follicles.
Regular exfoliation with the CheekyGlo Exfoliating Glove can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermatologists recommend gently removing dead skin with tools like these to help minimise the appearance of these bumps.
4. Lighten scars
Whether you have acne scars, stretch marks, or wound scars, exfoliation can definitely minimise its appearance. Scars tend to have a rough texture and darker colour so it is important to exfoliate regularly to even out the colour and texture. Exfoliation sloughs away the old skin build-up so your skin would look brighter and smoother. Do it at least once a week with an exfoliating glove to gradually fade your scars without using any harmful chemicals.
5. Increase blood circulation
The massaging motion you create whenever you exfoliate your skin can actually promote healthy blood flow. You’ll know this when you see that your skin turns pink and gets back to its normal colour after a few minutes. Increasing blood circulation benefits your body by flushing out body toxins. This means that exfoliation benefits both the outside and inside of our bodies.
Start your exfoliation journey today with CheekyGlo! We have different exfoliators that cover you from head to toe! Our best-selling exfoliator is the body glove which you can use in all parts of your body. For those hard-to-reach areas, you can use our back-scrubber! And to gently exfoliate your face, we have the silk mitt for you!
These exfoliators are simple to use! All you need to do is soak your skin in warm water for at least 5 minutes and you’re ready to exfoliate! No need to use soap, lotion or body wash prior to exfoliation as our products rely on friction in removing dead skin!
Get yours today and have healthier and clearer skin!