Who's the Culprit
It all comes down to one thing, dead skin cells. Nobody wants them. Everybody has them. Regardless of skin type or condition, people’s skin cells die and rest on the skin’s surface each day. Removing them is essential for many reasons. These old cells act as a barrier that does not allow the skin to ‘breathe’. This leads to several skin issues such as acne, dullness, enhanced fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone. These cells can even block other skincare products from working.
When sebaceous glands produce sebum (oil) and that oil is trapped under these dead cells, pores become extremely clogged. Clogged pores lead to harboring of bacteria and even more breakouts. Exfoliation can reduce these breakouts by keeping the pores clear of excess sebum, buildup, and bacteria.
The Benefits of Exfoliation
Exfoliation proves beneficial in evening skin tone and texture as well! As the newer cells are produced and the older cells are removed via exfoliation, textural issues such as scarring and hyperpigmentation are reduced. Through patience and consistency, one will notice that the skin appears brighter and more even.
Specific methods of exfoliation can be effective at deeper levels of the skin. A deeper effect increases and speeds up the anti-aging effects of exfoliators. This includes uneven skin tone and softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The removal of the dead skin cells prepares the skin for what is to follow as well! Without the barrier blocking them, other active ingredients within a skincare routine to work better by reaching the layers of the skin of which they were intended. There is nothing worse than investing in a product and not seeing results because the ingredients are not able to reach their destination!
Types of Exfoliants
There are two types of exfoliants, physical and chemical. A proper skincare routine should include a combination of both types of exfoliants.
Physical exfoliants are the more known of the two types. Some people prefer physical exfoliators because they can control the intensity of the treatment. They function exactly how the name implies, through physical removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface from buffing a product, often an exfoliating cleanser or mask, onto the face. There is an ingredient found within the product that manual sloughs off dead skin cells and debris. One should look for quality ingredients that are gentle on the skin such as apricot seed powder. A physical exfoliator can be used anywhere from 1-2 times per week to daily depending on the ingredient used to perform the exfoliation and the person’s skin. Regardless of skin type, gentle pressure should always be applied with the use of physical exfoliants.
A chemical exfoliant has quickly gained popularity in the past few years. They function by digesting the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, and sometimes within deeper layers of the skin depending on the ingredient used to exfoliate. Chemical exfoliants that work on the surface of the skin, such as fruit acids, are often found in exfoliating cleansers and masks. Leave on products including serums or creams often contain the chemical exfoliants that give the most prevalent anti-aging effects by working at a deeper level. Retinol is one ingredient that is found in creams and serums that is known to leave the skin glowing, radiant, and smoother by promoting cell turnover in deeper layers within the skin. Often chemical exfoliants can be used daily for best results. However, one may need to build their tolerance for chemical exfoliants and gradually build up to daily use.
KULCBD Products Can Aid in Revitalizing Your Skin
We’re confident that once you try one of our products, you’ll see the difference. Whether you want to restore the radiance and youth of your skin caused by aging, or dryness, our products are scientifically crafted and tested to ensure all ingredients work in harmony.