The Importance Of Exfoliating

4 years ago By Nulook Medspa Skin Rejuvenation

Exfoliation at its core means the removal of dead skin to improve overall skin health. There are two broad methods to achieve this: chemical or physical. Chemical exfoliation uses a gel, abrasive scrub, or liquid to remove skin buildup. There are at-home options for this, such as sugar scrubs and alpha hydroxy acid gels. Physical exfoliation means using a sponge, towel, specific facial brush, or a professional tool for Microdermabrasion treatments from Nulook Medspa in Toronto to gently remove dead skin cells.

Your skin is your largest organ and maintaining its health takes effort and consistency. It is important to exfoliate because your skin cycles between constantly building and losing cells, which means that build up accumulates quickly and prevents new skin from having proper access to air, moisture, and skincare treatments. Excessive dead skin buildup can also lead to clogged pores, worsen acne, and accelerate signs of aging.

A regular exfoliation routine, including at-home maintenance and visits to Nulook Medspa in Toronto, produces many benefits. Skin will appear brighter and healthier without a masking layer of dead cells. Unclogged pores result in less acne and greater penetration of skincare products. Regular exfoliation also encourages your body to produce new cells faster, which can help fade the appearance of acne scars and discolouration.

One important factor to keep in mind when introducing or changing any exfoliation routine is to avoid micro tears and excessive abrasion. Use products intended for the gentle removal of dead skin without harsh chemicals or vigorous scrubbing. Micro tears are like any other wound and can allow access to bacteria that may harm your skin's health. Always seek the advice of a qualified aesthetician before drastically altering your methods for regular exfoliation. If you notice an overall decline in the appearance, feel, or irritation of your skin stop using new products. With reasonable precautions and a bit of research, most people will experience fast, positive results with regular exfoliation. Visit Nulook Medspa for skin rejuvenation treatments for smooth, glowing, and bright skin. Contact us today to book an appointment! 

Ask the expert