Skin Exfoliation to Get Even Skin Tone
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells by cleansing with a mild abrasive scrub. By scaling off dead skin cells, the skin becomes brighter and glowing. Skin exfoliation process aids in the acceleration of natural skin growth. The outer layer of skin flakes off on its own but sometimes the dead skin cells will remain and clump causing that area to become thicker and darker than the surrounding areas. This is one of the causes of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
The exfoliating process is typically done by applying a mild scrub to the skin and rubbing it in a circular motion with a cloth or sponge. There are facial sponges that are treated with a mild abrasive exterior that can be used with a non perfumed natural soap instead of a scrub, although a scrub can be used also. When performing this treatment, it should be done in a circular motion and then the skin should be rinsed. There are a number of things that happen when you exfoliate the skin. This procedure cleans the pores, it removes blackheads and whitehead blemishes, removes excess oils from the skin, as well as lightening or erasing darkened pigmented areas.
Exfoliating scrubs can be purchased at most any type of home store, in beauty salons, and over the internet. These scrubs provide excellent results in reducing and erasing uneven skin tones. Most dark pigmentations in the skin are superficial, which means they are on the outer layers of the skin. This is what the scrubs peel off in the exfoliating process and thereby aid in removing the unwanted dark spots on face.
There are also natural skin care products to exfoliate the skin that can be found in most kitchens that can provide very good results in lightening and erasing darkened areas of skin. Dried ground orange peels mixed with yogurt is a good example of a homemade scrub to remove dead skin cells. Homemade exfoliator contain no undesired chemicals and are increasing in popularity because of this, not to mention they are less expensive usually.
Exfoliating can help produce younger, glowing, beautiful even skin for anyone. Although exfoliating should not be abused, like everything else over doing can cause problems. You should not exfoliate the skin more than twice a week. People who suffer from uneven skin tones, which can include, but are not limited to freckles, age spots, and darkening scars, should not exfoliate more than twice a week. Doing so this can possibly even lead to increased darkened areas.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be harmful to the skin if over exposed. It can cause scars to darken and create patches of skin darker than the rest of the exposed areas. You should take caution by using a high SPF sunscreen when out in the sunlight. Skin exfoliation can lighten tanned skin,even out skin tone,remove acne scars, and brown spots on face. But, exposing your skin without protection can lead to an increase in uneven skin tones or more seriously skin cancer.
Everyone’s skin is different and how it reacts to treatments is different, but most will see an improvement with either the first or second treatment to even out skin tone on face. But if you don’t see an improvement in four weeks you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist. A dermatologist can determine if your hyperpigmentation is a symptom of a more serious medical condition.