Our skin is constantly casting off old, worn out cells leaving us a new layer of skin that looks fresh and vibrant. Sadly, this process slows to a crawl as we age. The skin cell turnover rate varies individually and age plays a major role. In babies, the skin renews itself every 14 days. In teenagers, this process takes about 28 days. In adults, it takes between 28 and 42 days. In those age 50 and older, the skin renewal process can take up to 84 days. Instead, dead cells cling to healthy skin, dulling our complexion, clogging our pores, and highlighting lines and wrinkles. The best defense? Exfoliation. But what is the best face exfoliator for mature skin?
Regular exfoliation helps prevent dull skin, clogged pores, and even skin discoloration. And for women who love anti-aging products, there’s another benefit: Regular exfoliation also allows active skincare repair serums to penetrate the skin better and provide superior results. As we age, it becomes even more important to exfoliate in order to combat the effects of dry skin, slow skin cell turnover, and worsening of fine lines and wrinkles.
But what does “regular” exfoliation mean when addressing mature skin, and of the different exfoliation methods. Which wo