Exfoliation is the basic process of the removal of the top surface layer of the skin which are actually dead skin cells. In this manner, newer skin cells are exposed on the top and the skin is stimulated to produce more new skin cells faster as when we were younger. This gives your skin a fresher, more rejuvenated or younger look. Microdermabrasion is an enhanced form of your skin’s natural exfoliation.
Exfoliation also removes the collection of dirt, debris, sebum, and bacteria that might have collected within the skin’s pores and this allows for better and deeper penetration of your moisturizer. Your moisturizer will absorb better after you microdermabrasion treatment.
Exfoliation is done either chemically or mechanically. Mechanical, where the skin is scrubbed clean with the use of various types of Exfoliants, is the best for your skin. Chemical treatments are harsh, unnatural and not recommended. Lasers or other hair removal procedures also have an incidental exfoliant effect on the skin, although this is also not recommended.