How To Slough Off Dead Skin Cells And The Health Benefits
Your skin reproduces every 25 - 30 days and sheds constantly. You don't realize it, but you're leaving behind dead skin cells each and every day. Most of those dead skin cells will slough off on their own, but sometimes your body could use some help getting rid of them. There are a few ways you can exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells and a number of health benefits of doing so. Read on for tips to help you get rid of dead skin cells and the benefits.
How To Remove Dead Skin Cells
Exfoliating is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells and flakes of dry skin. You can use a body wash with exfoliating beads in it all over your body, or just on your face depending on where you want to exfoliate. Add a small amount of the exfoliating wash to a body brush, loofah, or to your hands and rub it into your hands to gently slough off the dead skin. Rinse your body (or face) to remove the wash and the cells. Apply a thick moisturizer after exfoliating.
2. Dry Brushing
Dry brushing can remove dead skin cells and promote new growth, while also giving your skin a healthy glow. Use a natural bristle brush and brush your skin before you shower. Start at your legs and brush in long strokes up towards your heart. Repeat all of your body, always brushing towards your heart (which can help improve blood flow).
3. Salt Or Oatmeal Baths
Using sea salt or oatmeal in the bath can help exfoliate the skin. They are both natural ingredients and can improve your skins appearance, texture, and tone, as well as remove dead skin from your body. Add about a 1/2 of either to a warm bath and soak in the tub. Rinse after bathing to remove any oats.
Health Benefits Of Removing Dead Skin Cells
Your body will shed dead skin cells, but sometimes these dead skin cells can clog your pores. Helping to remove them can clean out your pores and prevent pimples, keratosis pilaris, white heads, and blackheads from forming. Removing the dead skin cells can also promote new skin growth, can improve your skin tone and texture, and will give you a healthier glow. It can also improve blood flow and open up your pores to allow for more oxygen into your body.
Sloughing off dead skin cells will improve the overall look of your skin, and you'll feel better. Talk to your dermatology professional about other ways to get rid of dead skin and the benefits.