The human skin is an amazing organ. It performs a lot of functions apart from protection, excretion. The human skin loses cells everyday and new cells are continually moved to the epidermis section of the skin. Of the billions of skin cells, between 30,000 and 40,000 of them fall off every hour. Over a 24-hour period, you lose almost a million skin cells. Most of these skin cells don’t fall off by themselves, they need help and that is where skin exfoliation comes into play
Skin exfoliation is the process of removing dead/old skin cells to reveal new skin cells. This process reveals a smoother even skin tone. There are different ways by which the skin is exfoliated. The two major process of exfoliation include the chemical exfoliation and mechanical exfoliation.
Mechanical exfoliation involves the use of force/friction to remove the old skin cells. The use of sponges, scrubs are examples of mechanical skin exfoliation.
Chemical exfoliation involves the use of chemicals that break the glue that holds skin cells together. Some of these chemicals can be used in medium strength at home but in higher concentration, they have to be applied by an expert. Chemicals used in chemical exfoliation include acids, enzymes.
Some benefits of skin exfoliation include
- Softer skin
- Even skin tone
- radiant skin
- removes blackhead and whitehead
- fades scars
What are you waiting for? Try skin exfoliation already. Look out for the second part of everything you need to know about skin exfoliation.