Does Physical Exfoliation Actually Improve Your Skin Quality?

Published on: November 18th, 2019

Everyone knows that physical exfoliation feels incredible.

There’s a good chance you already love the sensation of lathering your body with a loofah or scrubbing yourself with a washcloth.

But. There’s still one very important question that needs addressing…

Does physical exfoliation actually make your skin look better?

This is the question du jour that we’ll be attacking!

A brief introduction to why women practice physical exfoliation

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As mentioned above, it’s extremely common to thoroughly enjoy the sensation of scrubbing yourself with a loofah, washcloth or a myriad of other beauty-enhancing tools.

But why does this feel so good?

Is there any actual benefit attached to physical exfoliation?

Well, it turns out that humans shed their entire outer layer of skin every 2 to 4 weeks. This is according to the American Chemical Society.

Exfoliation happens naturally. And it happens often.

However, you can enhance the natural exfoliation process yourself with a little bit of gentle loving and scrubbing.

Gentle physical exfoliation is perfectly healthy and incredibly good for you

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Physical exfoliation has been shown to improve blood circulation.

Blood circulation is necessary for moving oxygen throughout your brain and body.

Oxygen is the key to life for all human beings.

Therefore, it’s easy make the connection between physical exfoliation, blood circulation, oxygenation, and becoming your healthiest and most beautiful self.

Just as a side note, one of the top-recommended remedies for hair loss involves frequently massaging your scalp (i.e. blood circulation).

What I’m getting at here is physical exfoliation is massively beneficial to your health, wellness, beauty and all other aspects of life.

What are the best ways to physically exfoliate your skin?

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Lucky for you, physically exfoliating your skin is pretty simple.

You just need a gentle tool for scrubbing, soap and water.

As far as gentle scrubbing tools go, I recommend using either a facial cloth, loofah or both.

Facial cloths are excellent for people with sensitive skin.

But some women prefer loofahs for lightly scrubbing areas that need a little bit more work, like your back, butt or thighs.

Body brushes are another excellent option as they combine the toughness of a loofah with the maneuverability of an easy-to-grip handle.

The key is to experiment and find what works best for your skin

At the end of the day, you have to find what works best for your unique skin.

Some people hate the idea of physically exfoliating their skin, but then try a loofah or washcloth, and find that it smooths their skin like butter.

On the flip side, some people don’t respond very well to harsh physical exfoliation, and require very little physical exfoliation or none at all.

But it’s safe to say that just about everyone can benefit from light, gentle exfoliation – because this is only going to enhance the natural exfoliation process that your body utilizes to keep you clean.

Just keep everything soft and gentle, and I guarantee you won’t regret physically exfoliating your skin.

There’s a great chance you’re going to look and feel a whole lot healthier as a result. Which is exactly what Health and Experiences is all about.

Stefon Meyers

Stefon Meyers

I am Stefon. Pretty much Everyone calls me Steve so you can too. I am the Editor for HealthandExperiences so I work with our professional writers and handle the editing, fact checking and also do a fair bit of writing myself!

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