Skin naturally renews itself, but as it ages, it needs help in the form of exfoliators.
Skin naturally renews itself, but as it ages, it needs help in the form of exfoliators. Exfoliants help remove the buildup of dead skin cells that leads to dullness. Face exfoliators can instantly reveal a more radiant complexion. In addition, using face exfoliators regularly help improve discoloration by removing the uppermost layer of skin and the excess pigment that resides there. Exfoliators also help manage acne by removing dead cells to prevent clogged pores, which is the root cause of acne breakouts. Face exfoliators can be physical, which means they use little beads or particles to manually slough away dead cells, or they can be chemical-based and use alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids to loosen the bonds that hold dead cells on skin. In addition to scrub-based exfoliants and masques, moisturizers can double as exfoliators as well if they contain ingredients like glycolic, salicylic, or other acids.