Why is exfoliation so important?

by Lucia Shin June 19, 2014

We all know that regular cleansing of our skin is incredibly important to the health and appearance of our complexion.  What we might not know is that regular exfoliation may be just as important as daily cleansing. 

 Exfoliation is the often neglected process of deep cleaning and polishing the skin to remove dead skin cells, deep-seated dirt, and other impurities from the skin’s surface down to the pores.  By removing these unwanted predators from the skin, exfoliation sloughs off dry, dull areas and prevents clogged pores that lead to breakouts and blemishes.  At the same time, it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and looking rejuvenated. 

 Whether you have normal, dry, oily, or sensitive skin, regular exfoliation will revive the appearance of your skin and improve the results of your skin care regimen.  It is recommended that everyone use a gentle exfoliant once to twice a week and undergo a more intense exfoliating treatment once to twice a month.  This is particularly important for aging skin, which has lost some of its natural shedding and regenerating abilities.  By stimulating the skin’s natural desquamation and regeneration process, it lifts away discoloration and reduces the size and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a vibrant, youthful complexion.

 At the same time, exfoliation enhances the benefits of other skin care treatments.  As it removes unwanted impurities from the skin, it opens up the epidermis to receive all of the benefits of dermatologic treatments.  This means that the moisturizing power of Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum is even better able to hydrate, nourish, and protect your skin.  It also means that Vitamin C Serum and Vitamin C Prep & Tone can more deeply penetrate the epidermis to rejuvenate and protect the skin with their antioxidant power. So don’t skip the important step of exfoliation in your skin care routine.  Exfoliate regularly to get the most out of your Cosmedica Skincare Products

Lucia Shin
Lucia Shin