Monday, 13 January 2014

Why Is Facial Exfoliation So Important?

In my opinion exfoliating should be a beauty must in everyone's skincare routine. It is great for all skin types but I would highly recommend it for anyone who is concerned with congestion, acne scarring, pigmentation or premature ageing. I promise you, you will notice a huge difference to your skin if you are exfoliating on a regular basis. 

My personal favorite product is Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant. Rice Enzymes, Salicylic Acid and Papain gently polish away dead skin cells, instantly making the skin appear refreshed, brighter and smoother. I love Daily Microfoliant because it's gentle and I find a lot of other products to be very harsh on the skin, leaving it feeling sore and looking very red. A big thank you to Dermalogica for producing such an amazing product! :)

So why is exfoliating so important? Firstly, it removes dead skin cells from the skins surface, making it appear a lot brighter and fresher. This also helps any products you apply afterwards to work better as they can penetrate deeper into the skin. 
As we age, cell turnover slows down making the skin look dull and lackluster, therefore exfoliation is the best 'anti ageing' tip I can give you! This is because when we exfoliate we promote skin renewal, therefore we stimulate new cells to be pushed upwards towards the surface, and these are the healthy, plump cells we all want to see.

When should I exfoliate? Usually you should do this around 1-3 times per week, but if like me you use, or are looking to try, the Daily Microfoliant from Dermalogica you can use this everyday as it's very gentle on the skin. In your skincare routine exfoliating should always be done after your cleanser but before a face mask, toner or moisturiser. Just beware, over exfoliating can cause inflamed skin, dehydration, sensitivity or premature ageing, so please don't over do it! Always stick to the recommended amount of times per week and don't get carried away! 

  • Don't forget your lips!
  • NEVER use body exfoliators on your face.
  • Do not exfoliate immediately after shaving or waxing.
  • Avoid products with sharp grains as these can damage the skin.
  • NEVER exfoliate skin that has recently been sunburned. 

I really hope you enjoyed this post! If you would like to know more about Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant then click HERE :)

What are some of your favorite exfoliators? 



  1. so informative, great post xx

  2. I've been using Clarins daily exfoliating cleansing cream for years and swear by it. It does make a difference to my skin.
    Adela x

    1. I will have to have a look into that! Thank you for your comment :)

      Your blog looks great <3 x