Exfoliation and skin cell turnover are essential to maintaining healthy, youthful appearing skin.
皮肤细胞更新 is the natural process by which skin cells mature, 迁移到表面并死亡, creating a protective layer against the environment. Your superficial skin cells should be regularly shed to prevent excess buildup. As we age, the process of cell turnover slows down. This means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. 有时死细胞不会完全脱落.
When these old skin cells accumulate on the surface, it leads to a dull, rough, and dry appearance. 此外, these dead skin cells can mix with oils on the skin, 导致毛孔堵塞, 瑕疵, 痘, 粉刺(白头/黑头).
If skin cell turnover did not happen, exfoliation would be damaging and painful. But because your body continually produces and repairs skin cells, gentle exfoliation simply maintains an adequate layer of protection while preventing clogged pores and dullness. By removing the barrier of dead skin cells, fresh new cells below are revealed. 这有助于均匀肤色, and allows skin care products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, 是什么让它们更有效.
Exfoliation is the chemical or mechanical action by which you remove the uppermost layer of (dead) skin cells—the stratum corneum.
Manual exfoliation—uses a mild abrasive component to help gently remove the dead cells with a gentle scrubbing action. Usually a gentle scrub or cleanser can easily help you exfoliate at home.
Facial masks- 面具 use a combination of manual exfoliation by physically removing the dead skin cells, as well as gentle ingredients to promote sloughing of these dead skin cells.
Chemical peels—utilizes a mild acid to remove the top layers of the skin. Common ingredients include alphahydroxy acids, betahydroxy acids and trichloracetic acids. Chemical peels are generally done under the expertise of a trained skin care professional!
The Benefits Of Exfoliation And Skin Cell Turnover
Both skin renewing processes are vital to achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin.
- Enables your body to get rid of cells that are beyond repair, including pre-cancerous cells
- Ensures your skin has adequate protection—both in thickness and resistance—from environmental toxins
- Improves appearance by allowing young cells that are better hydrated (i.e. plumper) to rise to the surface for a fuller, more youthful appearance
- Improves skin tone by promoting the natural loss of skin cells over-saturated with pigmen
- Removes excess keratinous cells that impede absorption of skin health-enhancing nutrients in your serums, 润肤霜和其他护理
- Gentle exfoliation and natural skin cell turnover allow you to remain comfortable and confident in your skin…and to get the full benefit of your carefully chosen skincare products
When you exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores, which can help prevent the formation of whiteheads and blackheads. Dead skin seals your pores, so oil produced by the sebaceous glands get trapped in your pores. This causes 痘 because there is nowhere for the oil to go. Keeping your pores open allows the oils to escape, reducing 痘, 瑕疵, and acne.
In cases of acne, it is important not to “over-exfoliate”. Listen to your skin and reduce the amount of exfoliation if your skin becomes sensitive or red. Consider gentle physical exfoliation 1-2 times per week if your skin can tolerate it
2. Exfoliation Helps Other Skincare Products Penetrate Deeper
Having your pores unclogged and free of dead or dry skin allows your skincare products to penetrate more deeply and effectively. 的血清, 保湿霜, and active ingredients in your products can penetrate deeper into the skin, 让它更持久，更有效! The dead skin otherwise becomes a barrier between your skin and products.
有黑斑的人, 色素沉着过度, and scars often have a difficult time evening their skin tone. 的角质 help to break down dead skin while at the same time smoothing its overall texture and tone. This also promotes the skin cell turnover process, which can replace the older cells with newer cells. Over time, this can help make the skin appear more uniform over time.
4. Exfoliation Boosts Circulation and Collagen Synthesis
Exfoliation helps remove the dead skin cells and toxins from the superficial layer or skin. This allows oxygen to reach the skin and can improve cell circulation and detoxify the skin. This can give your skin a rejuvenated and fresh appearance. By increasing cell turnover, the skin is stimulated to produce collagen as well. This helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and aging