When you exfoliate, you are ensuring that cells, specifically skin cells, are turned over optimally.
Ask Dr. Calle about an appropriate skin care regimen such as the Obagi Nu-derm® System which includes a product that exfoliates (Exfoderm or Exfoderm Forte).
The reasons we should exfoliate are also varied:
- Winter can be tough on the skin because the dryer weather deprives skin of vital moisture and is exacerbated by going in and out of the cold and into the heated indoors. Less moisture in the air means less moisture in your skin, resulting in dry, flaky skin.
- In the spring and summer months, our skin is more exposed to heat and humidity, which can cause an increase in skin’s oil production levels. This not only results in excess oiliness and loss of glow, but visible signs of photo aging as well.
- Your body’s hormonal changes can influence your endocrine system, creating hormonal fluctuations, which influence your skin and can contribute to a superficial dull, sallow appearance.
Proper exfoliation, with the use of a moisturizer and broad spectrum sunscreen, addresses all of these reasons that create dull skin.