Protect Your Skin
December 30, 2015
Your skin sheds old cells to allow new ones to surface at every 30 to 60 days. This is the nature’s method to keep up with the changing environment around you and give you a fresh and glowing skin regularly. However, the dead cells can keep piling up in different places on your body and get deposited unevenly, resulting in a dull look that can serve to be the host for a variety of fungus that naturally reside on human body providing them suitable conditions to multiply and grow. Thus, exfoliation of the body or skin is used to protect your skin from developing any harsh conditions and rejuvenate your natural glow.
This process is not a mandatory step if you had taken ample care of your body just the way your parents did when you were a baby, and this negligence accumulates in different places of your body with time demanding an artificial exfoliation by well-trained professionals in a good spa or salon. In many places they call it by amusing names such as body polishing, natural body scrubbing, so you must always look out for the best known place that has trained professionals.
What Is Exfoliation?
The basic question for those who aren’t aware of the term “exfoliation” would be the meaning of it. So, as it might have been guessable from the initial lines, exfoliation deals with removal of the oldest dead skin from the upper surface of the body. This process can be performed in various ways that include both natural and chemical treatments. There are even home remedies that can be effectively applied, however, a professional opinion helps a lot to identify the exact procedure that will respond to your skin-type and condition. This can be obtained only at a recognized spa or salon.
Some General Remedies
Some of the usual methods involve a natural scrubber such as sugar+oil based paste or cocoa power+oil based paste that can be applied to the skin to scrub the dead exfoliates away. But, this is not the only step and it is preceded by some kind of preparation or treatment of the skin that allows it to open the pores and loosens the deposits. At times, when the accumulation has been there for several years, some chemical treatment might be necessary, and these may be recommended only by your skin specialist at the spa. This is also another reason to book an appointment at a well-recognized spa or body clinic and invest liberally for a better treatment.
A lot of companies like L’Oreal, Olay are marketing Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion kits that help perform cleaning and scrubbing at home. There might be other methods like chemical peeling or surgical removals for harsher conditions. The best way is to prevent these initially with regular moisturizing of your skin after a bath, taking supplements and food with antioxidants, and vitamins such as citrus fruits and many more ways that you can discover through online posts. The task is to find out the one that works for you and stick to it.