People have their own specific bedtime routine. Usually it begins with a T.V. show, followed by getting their teeth brushed and eventually, moving back onto the bed with their favorite book or magazine. There might be a lot of variations in what people love to do as a part of their typical bedtime routine, but exfoliation is something that shouldn’t be ignored. Here, Dr. Harold Lancer explains the importance of manual exfoliation.
You might be entertaining the wrong notion that your cleanser has efficiently removed all the makeup, dirt and debris from your skin, but unfortunately, that’s not true! While there are several cleansers that can remove the makeup, dirt but residual debris keeps lingering on the skin. This debris might lead to clogged pores, uneven skin tone and other unsightly side effects.
Dr. Lancer emphasizes the importance of manual exfoliation so as to prevent people from sleeping on with debris and dirt over their skin. He reiterates that we must exfoliate or polish our skin before cleansing. This is the best way to prevent skin aging and more effective cleansing. He explains why exfoliating with your own hands is indeed crucial and a vital step in skincare regimen.
Why Exfoliation or Polishing Is Important
Exfoliation or polishing helps uncover a radiant skin from beneath the dirt, makeup residue and debris. Exfoliating your skin helps in removing dead skin cells and dry skin cells to give you a smooth and polished look. Exfoliation before cleansing your face helps in preventing a dull complexion and clogged pores.
Efficient exfoliants contain super-fine sodium bicarbonate and quartz crystals, which efficiently exfoliate the skin without abrading the skin. Natural extracts like pomegranate and pumpkin help break down dull and dead skin cells; thereby, providing you a bright complexion. Once you have exfoliated your skin, the dirt and debris will be lifted off. The cleanser can then effectively wash away all the remaining residue. This way, you can have a bright, youthful skin with no residual dirt or dust.
You might have been told by many that it is best to exfoliate your skin only once or twice a week. Dr. Lancer, however, encourages to exfoliate daily. Several exfoliants are packed with uneven materials like particle and nut shells that possibly abrade the skin. Dr. Lancer recommends using exfoliants that have uniform and finely tumbled crystals that can effectively exfoliate your skin without giving you abrasions or micro-cuts. A subtle moisturizer like brown sea algae in your exfoliant would further ensure that your skin remains naturally hydrated.
Dr. Lancer explains that when you exfoliate your skin daily, you actually help your skin cells to regenerate quickly to replace the already sloughed-off cells. You must exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin daily for a youthful, healthy and supple skin. Dr. Lancer concludes that you must begin to exfoliate your skin daily, to notice what magic it does to your skin.