Having a regular skincare routine that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is vital to the health and appearance of your skin. However, sometimes it requires a little more help, especially if it is aging, blemished, or simply in need of some extra TLC.

One of the best things we can do for our skin is to exfoliate on a regular basis.  If you’re still not convinced you should be adding this step to your skincare routine, consider the following facts.

Light and Bright

One of the best results of exfoliating with a good product is its ability to reduce the appearance of discoloration on the skin. As our skin matures it is prone to areas of hyperpigmentation caused by overexposure to the sun, known as photoaging.

In addition to this, skin can become unevenly toned due to blemishes, scarring, and other imperfections which reduce its clarity. Exfoliation products often contain ingredients such as Konjac Acid, a plant-based substance that slows Melanin production and, in turn, reduces the appearance of discoloration.

Skin Cell Renewal

As we age, our body’s ability to renew its cells slows down, resulting in dull and lifeless skin. Regular exfoliation speeds up this process; use an ingredient such as Lactic acid, a natural acid contained in the Solvaderm product Glowpeel, to promote cellular turnover and create fresh, glowing, radiant, and youthful skin.

Waste Removal

Over time our skin accumulates all kinds of ‘waste’ - dead cells, environmental toxins, dirt, bacteria and debris, all of which contribute to unhealthy, blemished, and rough skin. Exfoliating products gently remove all the waste, leaving pores unclogged and free to breathe. Skin that undergoes regular exfoliation is less likely to break out in pimples and blackheads, which is why it’s an essential step for anyone dealing with acne-prone, oily skin.

Plump it Up

A lack of collagen results in wrinkled, sagging skin. This vital substance is abundant in younger skin but, as we age, production slows and skin loses volume and elasticity. Certain fruit acids used in good quality exfoliation treatments actually promote collagen synthesis, creating skin that regains a plump, youthful appearance, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

Written by Melissa Feldman

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