Desquamation (I know, what a mouthful!) is the natural process of skin cell turnover - basically it's a fancy word to describe old cells shedding and new skin cells moving up. This process can slow down due to aging, environmental stressors and dehydration, which is where exfoliation comes in!
It's pretty widely accepted that skincare is self-care. But in my opinion, it should also be considered part of your healthcare, too. After all, your skin is your body's largest organ. As part of the integumentary system (which also includes your nails, oil & sweat glands), your skin has an important job: being the physical barrier between the outside of your body and well, your insides. So, taking care of your skin is important. But how do you actually take care of your skin?
As I write this, it's still 90+ degrees outside, but it is almost Labor Day weekend and the seasons are about to change. Fall weather tends to be drier and cooler (yes, even in Colorado), which means your skin will benefit from changing up your routine a bit. Here are my top tips for changing up your skincare routine over the next few weeks.
What is exfoliation? It's the process of removing dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Your skin naturally sheds and replaces skin cells, but sometimes it needs some help. It's important to shed these dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and help improve how topical products absorb into your skin.
When you're outside this summer, make sure you're using sun protection. Sun protection is a key part of preventative skincare. Sun protection can come in many forms - although, most of us usually just default to thinking of sunscreen. In addition to applying and re-applying SPF, you can use these tips to keep your skin healthy & protected.