Have you ever noticed how soft a baby’s skin is and wondered why? This is because a baby’s cell turns over very quickly. However, as you get older, that process continuously slows down. Skin that has a build-up of dead skin cells tends to look dull and accentuates lines and hyperpigmentation.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Exfoliation can be done physically with scrubs or chemically using acids or enzymes. This process helps speed up the natural skin renewal process and helps improve your skin tone and texture.
Regular exfoliation helps prevent clogged pores by removing dead skin cells, oils, and other debris. Exfoliation results in skin looking brighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking. This is critical because exfoliation allows products to penetrate the skin more effectively and helps boost the effects of in-office skincare treatments.
Long-term exfoliation can increase the production of collagen, which is the building block to healthy, vibrant skin. Collagen plays a crucial role in minimizing reducing skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles.
At Aponi Aesthetics, we are committed to educating our patients on the importance of “getting skin ready” which includes proper exfoliation and application of quality skincare that actually benefits the overall health of the skin.