Want Fresh Skin for Fall? Exfoliation is Key

Want Fresh Skin for Fall? Exfoliation is Key

Summer skin

We all love the summer sun and summer fun, but do we love what it does to our skin? Not completely. As the beautiful glow of a summer tan appears, we know there’s more to the story. The sun, heat, wind, and even added sweat can dry our skin.

Tanning also leaves us with a layer of dead skin cells that need to be removed. Over time, the skin reacts to long-term sun damage by thickening the dead skin layer which can leave it looking lifeless and uneven. Proper exfoliation can help restore glowing, more youthful-looking skin that radiates health.

Rejuvenate your skin!

How do you get your skin looking and feeling great again? Exfoliation is an important but often forgotten step in a healthy skin care regimen. This rejuvenating measure can help bring back your skin’s supple, healthy glow.

What is exfoliation?

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This process can be performed using one of two basic methods. These two methods are mechanical and chemical.

  • Mechanical exfoliation

The most basic form of exfoliation is mechanical. A mechanical exfoliation uses either a brush, scrubbing pad, or abrasive scrub to loosen dead skin cells. The loosened cells are then washed away with soap and water or cleansers.

  • Scrub-free exfoliation

Alternatively, your aesthetician may use masks and cleansers that contain special kinds of acids that dissolve and remove dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation does not require scrubbing.

Everyone should exfoliate

Removing dead skin cells and debris is crucial for helping to treat skin conditions such as acne. However, healthy skin also needs exfoliation. As part of the skin’s natural aging process, the cell turnover in skin slows down, which can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells. As a result, our skin can begin to look dull and rough.

How often to exfoliate

Exfoliating too often may leave the skin raw and inflamed, which is not beneficial to skin. In fact, irritation over long periods of time can actually lead to accelerated aging. However, not exfoliating often enough may lead to other skin conditions including acne. So why not get professional help?

See a Professional Esthetician

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and plays many important roles in your health. Therefore, we recommend that you see a professional aesthetician on a regular basis. Your aesthetician is trained to give you the best skin care available while you’re here at Bella Vita. In addition, she can guide you and teach you how to best care for your own skin between visits.

Get your skin looking and feeling its best again! Come in today for a treatment with our HydraFacial to leave your skin feeling healthy and ready to take on the changing seasons. Or try our Pumpkin Spice Peel to hydrate your skin and put you in the mood for fall.

To schedule an appointment, click here or call 918.369.8482.

Photo by Marcelo Matarazzo on Unsplash

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