November 9, 2012
Exfoliation has probably been in your skincare regimen for as long as you can remember. When you were fighting acne as a teenager, scrubbing away dead skin was critical to keeping your pores clear, and as the years go by, exfoliation has grown even more critical to keeping wrinkles and other signs of aging at bay.
As you get older, your skin not only gets thinner and more prone to wrinkles, the cell turnover process actually starts to slow down, meaning dead cells can hang around and make your complexion look dull. Exfoliation is key in anti aging skincare, but are you scrubbing enough?
It depends. If your skin is sensitive, the only exfoliator you might need can be built into your face wash in acids or fine grains. Or, you can try an exfoliating product like Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, which leaves skin silky to the touch and is gentle enough to be used every day on the most sensitive skin. If your face needs a bit more friction, try a skin care product like Elemis Skin Buff, which has granules to slough away dead skin and calming herbal extracts, giving your complexion a glowing breath of fresh air.