Exfoliation should be a regular part of anyone’s daily skincare routine. This process eliminates the outer layer of dead skin cells and other surface impurities to reveal the fresh skin layers below.
If you’ve ever had a facial or taken advantage of luxurious MedSpa services, you know that exfoliation is part of any service we offer. In addition to helping our clients look their very best, exfoliation catalyzes the skin’s absorption of any customized serums or treatments applied afterward.
Learn More About the Benefits of Exfoliation
Exfoliation is performed using several different methods and treatments, the most common being an exfoliating tool, granular substance, enzymes, and chemicals. It’s essential to learn how to exfoliate correctly – including what not to do – since over-exfoliation does more harm than good.
When done correctly, exfoliation reveals younger, fresher skin layers and has additional benefits most people are unaware of.
1. Unclog pores
Clogged pores, which reveal themselves via blackheads, whiteheads, or raised, inflamed, red bumps, contain everything from environmental impurities and excess oil to accumulated dead skin cells.
Regular exfoliation prevents the accumulation of dead skills that blocks pores and leads to unsightly blemishes.
2. Eliminate or diminish acne breakouts
Acne breakouts are caused by a combination of factors, ranging from genetics and skin sensitivities to diet and lifestyle choices. If you’re prone to acne breakouts, our estheticians can help you get to the root cause and then work to eliminate them from the inside out.
In the meantime, we’ll guide you toward skin-specific products to treat your acne, including top-of-the-line chemical and tool-based exfoliators you can use at home.
3. Boost circulation & lymphatic drainage
Your vascular and lymph systems work hand in hand to detoxify your body and keep old, dead materials from remaining stagnant or stuck in the body. Build-ups of lymph fluid are linked to various health issues, including chronic inflammation and sinus issues.
NOTE: Do you tend toward puffiness around your eyes or face? If so, daily lymphatic drainage can work wonders.
Incorporating gentle massage, lymphatic drainage, and regular exfoliating practices into your morning and nighttime routines help to boost circulation and encourage drainage of the body’s toxins.
4. Boost collagen production
By and large, age-related collagen loss is the leading cause of wrinkles as well as changes in skin tone and texture. The more we can do to support clients in boosting natural collagen levels, the younger their skin appears.
In addition to healthy lifestyle choices, physician-approved supplements, and professional spa treatments (like microneedling or lasers and cosmetic devices), daily exfoliating treatments primes your skin for collagen synthesis, achieved with follow-up applications of personalized collagen-boosting serums and other products.
5. More even skin tone
Blotchiness and blemishes are commonly related to inflammation or breakouts. Over time, these cause chronic patches of uneven skin tone due to scarring or rougher skin texture.
Patiently exfoliating the skin not only eliminates the dead and rougher outer surface, but also stimulates cell regeneration. Over time, you’ll notice an evening out of skin texture and tone – diminishing sun spots and areas of flaky skin.
6. Increase the rate of cell turnover
Aging is inevitable, and there is no stopping it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look your very best by taking personalized care of gaining skin – including increasing the rate of cell turnover, which keeps your newest, youngest skin face-forward, so to speak.
Exfoliating is just one way to keep fresh skin layers exposed, and your local MedSpa has a range of other treatments personalized to give your skin exactly what it needs to look healthy and radiant. Nothing is better for this than a custom chemical peel, after which we can prescribe professional-quality at-home exfoliating peels suited to your skin type.
7. Optimize skincare products
The skin products you use are only as good as the depth they penetrate the skin. If they’re blocked by the outer layers of dried and dead skin cells, they can’t work as intended.
Once you’ve exfoliated, serums, toners, moisturizers, and other products sink deeper into the skin, optimizing their performance.
Balance MedSpa Personalizes Your Exfoliating Experience
Don’t waste time via trial and error to find the right products for your skin. A single consultation with one of the incredible estheticians at Balance MedSpa means you can access dermatologic expertise as we find the complete skincare lines – including exfoliators – for your skin type and overall goals.
Contact us to schedule a consultation and get ready to lay eyes on the best version of a younger, rejuvenated You!