Every day the skin sheds thousands of dead skin cells, while new skin cells are formed. As Dr Neil Niren explains, this is the reason why after some time old skin cells start to pile up on the skin’s surface. When this old skin cells start to pile up on the surface they can cause excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne, and leave the skin looking dull, rough and dry. Niren, a certified dermatologist from Pittsburgh says that because of this it’s necessary to do a proper exfoliation which removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells. The younger you are the faster the cells will regenerate. Therefore, younger skin doesn’t need to be as often treated. But over the years as the skin ages, it becomes necessary.
There are many known benefits of exfoliation, and according to Dr Neil Niren, not only does exfoliation remove those old, dry dead cells revealing the radiant skin underneath, but it also increases blood circulation. This reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and allows skin care and anti-aging products to be better absorbed. Also, the exfoliation process reduces the secretion of skin oil or sebum, which is very important for people with oily skin, and those who have problem controlling acne. Overall Neil Niren MD describes exfoliation as a complete cleaning of the skin that stimulates growth of new skin cells, making the skin healthier and giving it a younger look.
This is a gentle treatment, but if done excessively it can damage the skin and destroy the layer with new cells. Neil Niren further adds that this can lead to skin damage and irritation, which is why you should carefully choose your exfoliation routine and method, and not do it more than one to three times per week, depending on your age and skin type. This treatment is good for the whole body and not just the face.
There are various exfoliation methods. Treatments are available in most spa and wellness salons where they have professional staff. Facial cleansing involves the use of chemical peel with alpha and beta hydroxyl acids to help out the exfoliation process. Apart from this there are various lotions used for exfoliation that can be easily applied and massaged gently. Dr Neil Niren reminds that after this treatment it is required to hydrate the area because it stimulates growth of new cells. There are also various tools for cleaning the skin, such as a wide range of brushes, which can be used for the face and for the entire body. These appliances make exfoliation effective, easy to perform and relaxing. With so many options now it is easier than ever to take care of your skin.