I’ve stressed the importance of daily exfoliating for many good reasons: it makes your skin healthier, and makes it look better and younger.
Exfoliation, whether it’s physical or whether its chemical, just means removing surface dead skin cells. Physical exfoliation works just like sandpaper by removing them from the surface by rubbing. Chemical exfoliation works by dissolving the glue between the cells so that they fall off sooner.
Surface cells are suppose to fall off on the 28th day, but as we get older, they don’t all read the books and that results in dead cells accumulating in little mounts. Those mounts on our skin create a rough, uneven dull texture almost like stucco or coarse sandpaper. Exfoliating removes and makes the skin smoother and gives you back a luster and brightness.
Those same dead cells accumulate too much brown pigment and some of them can even become precancerous. So exfoliating evens the color of your skin and also makes it healthier. And lastly, exfoliating removes the cells that are clogged in the pores so it helps to prevent and treat acne.
So if you want healthier and better looking skin, exfoliate daily.