Our skin is subjected to oil, pollution and dirt on a day-to-day basis, which more often than not, gets caught on the skin. We follow a regular cleansing routine every morning and night, but even the most effective cleansing routines are not effective enough when it comes to removing all that dirt and grime. This is where exfoliation comes into the picture.
Exfoliation refers to the process of removing dry and dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin, commonly known as the epidermis. It is an essential aspect of your face and body care routine, and often leads to fresher, cleaner and smoother looks. Following a proper exfoliation routine also makes it easier for other skin care products to offer better results.
To put things into perspective, think of your skin as a dirty canvas. Exfoliation simply helps in removing the dirt, stray marks and extra paint so that you can start with a fresh, blank canvas.
So What is Deep Peeling?
Exfoliation has been popular for centuries and people all over the world have been exfoliating their skin. The reason it still seems to be so complicated and confusing is that there are different types of exfoliation, with each method having its own list of pros and cons. Deep peeling is a method that has vastly benefited from the growth of modern-day science. It is perfect for those who dream of enjoying the finish offered by chemical peels, but are scared of the side effects that usually accompany such processes.
Anyone who has considered chemical peels to get rid of things like dead skin, sun spots, acne or wrinkles would be well aware that although chemical peels can be extremely effective, they often lead to minor side effects such as increased sensitivity to the sun, skin irritation or burning sensations. The benefit of using an at-home deep peel is that you can enjoy benefits without having to suffer from side effects and without having to leave the comfort of your home.
In other words, deep peeling is a method of exfoliating your skin that uses the right formulation of chemicals to deliver a deeper cleansing experience.
The Importance of Deep Peeling
Did you know that your body consists of close to 10 trillion cells? Since the skin is responsible for 16% of your body weight, it would be safe to say that you have approximately 1.6 trillion skin cells in your body. Out of these trillions of cells, the skin sheds close to 40,000 cells by the hour. This means that your skin sheds approximately one million skin cells every day and replaces them with new ones!
The constant cycle of shedding and generating new skin cells is one of the best ways through which your skin counteracts the damage it suffers on a day-to-day basis, so that you can look and feel your beautiful best. However, what it doesn’t account for, is these cells getting stuck to the epidermis (the outer surface of your skin) after shedding. Thus, instead of looking younger, this process often results in a tired looking complexion. Ignoring these keratin-filled dead cells for a long period of time means that they start to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, making it look duller, drier and rougher.
This is where exfoliation comes into the picture. Exfoliation helps to remove these obstinate skin cells, revealing the younger and fresher skin cells that were originally supposed to take their place.
Exfoliation Tips and Tricks
- Be very careful when using deep peels. Follow the instructions to a tee. Not using a deep peel properly can complicate things and leave you with dry and irritated skin, patches or a burning sensation.
- Never use harsh or abrasive scrubs while exfoliating your face. They often end up making matters worse.
- It is very easy to over-exfoliating skin. Over-exfoliating simply defeats the entire purpose as it ends up leaving you with dry or irritated skin.
- Avoid waxing right after using a deep peel. It might expose raw or living skin.
- Using a deep peel once every week is usually more than enough for exfoliation for your face.
- You can use a body scrub twice or thrice a week to exfoliate the skin on your body.
- Be extra careful while exfoliating your face, for your facial skin is extremely delicate.