How Does Exfoliation of Your Skin Keep You Looking Younger?

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we get this question a lot.  Taking care of your skin is critical to looking your best and to fight the war on aging.

What’s the most important part of your routine? Professional exfoliation

If you are already a believer in the idea of exfoliating, then you know that winter (along with its dry indoor air and harsh outdoor conditions) is the best time to exfoliate. If you’re unfamiliar with the plethora of benefits from regular exfoliation, this article is for you! Either way it’s time to see a skincare professional to make sure you look your best for 2022’s holiday photo ops….

Consider the fact your skin is not only the largest organ of your body but also one of the most delicate. Now consider the daily and seasonal abuse you’re exposed to (diet, perfumes, skincare products, harsh conditions, artificial light, pollution….) which can all wreak havoc if you don’t care for your skin carefully and regularly.  

Few people realize that the top layer of your skin is entirely made up of dead (yes, dead) skin cells! Exfoliating removes dead surface skin cells which helps reveal the more luminous, younger looking skin beneath.  And now you’re covered in them.  Yes – and they’ve been dead for at least a month. Our body will naturally shed millions of dead skin cells a day allowing new ones to travel to the surface as the old flake off, but the process is slow (as we age it gets even slower) and the “buildup” we accrue from the dead skin cells remaining on the surface creates a substance called keratin – the body’s natural process of protection.

We do indeed need dead skin cells to protect us from the elements, but a buildup of this ‘protection’ is counterproductive. Without regular exfoliation you’ll accumulate an abundance of dead surface skin cells which create clogged pores, discoloration, and aging – the most common complaint is dull, lifeless looking skin. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa we recommend a professional treatment a minimum of 4 times a year to keep your skin looking vibrant. An added benefit is that regular exfoliation stimulates skin cells and increases natural oil production and blood flow giving you a more youthful appearance overall.

Exfoliation helps your skincare products work better – The largest benefit of regular exfoliation is how vibrant your skin looks afterwards, but few realize what exfoliation does for their daily beauty routines. As a woman, you know there are thousands of skincare products that promise you all kinds of results, but without exfoliating regularly, you’re simply applying these products to dead skin adding to the buildup of keratin. Exfoliate regularly and your skincare products will be able to penetrate and give you the results you are looking for.

Any facial or body treatment at Perpetuity Skin + Spa on Vista in Boise is a great exfoliant!! Come in and get either one, to celebrate the skin you’re in, in Perpetuity! Larablogy

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