What is exfoliating?
Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells. Exfoliating is removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin by using for instance:
- a washcloth
- a loofah
- a dry brush
- exfoliating mitts (gloves)
- a cleansing scrub (a soap based gel, or oily substance)
- a pumice stone (for foot-care)
- micro needling or a micro derma roller [indications and contra indications]
Exfoliating can improve the appearance of the skin, but if not done properly, it could do more harm than good. Best is to chose the safe materials.
- dry brush
I experience the dry brush -a bath brush which has the right strength for skin- as a very excellent daily help to really improve the condition of my own older skin. In this figure below you can see the difference between younger and older skin. One of the differences is the blood vessel: in the older skin it is darker red, which means that there is lesser oxygen. When brushing the skin the blood circulation in the skin improves. Photo 2: Click to enlarge.
Read more about skin types, details of the different types of exfoliation, aging of the skin in: