How to Get Smoother Skin that Glows
Knowing how to get smoother skin gives your complexion a glowing youthful boost. Everyone wants their skin to look the best it can look and smooth skin is sign of wellness, youth, and vitality.
Exfoliating 2-3 times a week promotes beautifully smooth skin. Your skin is continuously shedding dead skin cells as new cells work their way to the surface of your skin. Dead skin cells can get stuck together with sebum and debris causing your skin to look rough and mottled.
When you are young your skin has the ability to renew its cells frequently giving the skin a youthful and healthy appearance. But as you age that renewal process slows down resulting in skin that looks older and more uneven. The combination of dead skin cells stuck with sebum and a slow cell renewal process causes the skin to look rough and unhealthy.
Exfoliation removes the dead skin from your skin revealing an instantly smoother complexion. Regular exfoliation also speeds up cell renewal and regeneration encouraging your skin to not only look younger, but to act younger as well.
There are a number of different ways in which you can effectively exfoliate your skin and achieve a smoother and healthier complexion; enzymes, manual scrubs, chemical exfoliation, and microdermabrasion.
Enzyme exfoliants contain enzymes derived from pineapple, papaya, and pumpkin that break down the sebum and debris that holds the dead skin cells together, releasing and sloughing away the cells.
Manual exfoliation is typically found in scrubs that contain granules of some kind to gently buff away the dead skin cells revealing a rosy and smooth complexion.
Chemical exfoliation uses chemicals such as retinoids, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and increase cell turnover.
Microdermabrasion uses a tool to basically “sand” the surface of your skin ridding it of the dead skin cells. It then sucks up the debris into a vacuum removing them entirely from your skin.
The form of exfoliation you choose is really a personal choice as any of these options effectively sloughs away the troublesome dead cells, uncovering a smoother and brighter complexion. The key is consistency. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week without fail and your skin will look smoother, younger, and more radiant.