Why is Exfoliating so Important?
Exfoliating your skin has the immediate result of smoother, glowing skin, and the traditional advice you may have heard regarding exfoliating your skin is to only exfoliate once to twice a week. At Lancer Skincare, we want you to have glowing skin every day, which is why The Lancer Method’s first step is to exfoliate (or Polish) your skin.
Let’s say you want to replace your tile floor. You will notice some set-in stains or discoloration between the tiles due to exposure from shoes or cooking that hasn’t been swept or scrubbed clean. If your epidermis—the outmost layer of your skin—is the floor, then exfoliation is the gentle lifting process that breaks up the old, worn-out tiles.
And just like the tiled floor, your skin has been exposed to sun, air, and the natural process of time, which can end up showing in dark spots or wrinkles.
Now, let me pause to explain what an exfoliant is: an exfoliant is a product designed to remove dead cells from the skin’s surface, and there are many varieties which can be used for different functions: physical (to help speed cell turnover and sweep away debris), chemical (to help lift dark spots, even skin tone and texture, and fade fine lines), and enzyme-based (this helps to dissolve sebum and dead cells). The Method’s Polish is a physical exfoliant, as it uses quartz and sodium bicarbonate crystals to buff away dead skin cells and debris around your pores, reaching deeper than the epidermis to stimulate and accelerate skin cell’s regenerative process, resulting in younger, dewy skin.
When you begin to exfoliate every day, you’ll also notice the added benefits that come with it. Since exfoliating buffs away dirt and debris, your pores will diminish in their size. This will lead to closer shaves and smoother application of makeup while also improving your skin’s texture.
And let’s not forget about the healthy Lancer Glow. You’ll achieve this rosy glow because exfoliating increases circulation and oxygenation, meaning powerful anti-aging action is in effect via the underlying skin cells producing more collagen to plump your skin and, of course, new, younger skin cells. When you exfoliate every day, your skin is being told that the renewal process is necessary, and the combination of new skin cells and collagen results in younger-acting skin while age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles disappear over time.
Exfoliating is a crucial step in your skincare regimen because its controlled inflammation allows your skin to be stimulated by the removal of dead cells and oxygen, so your skin is ready to receive the ultimate benefits of your skincare products! Make sure to look at our Polishes for your face and body, and get ready to exfoliate to a brighter you!
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