Exfoliating the face is an excellent way to keep it clear, fresh and youthful but it is important to remember that following exfoliation we should always apply sunscreen when outside. We should always consider sunscreen when outside anyway, but after exfoliating it is a must do. This is because exfoliating clears away dead skin cells, which leaves skin bright and glowing and allows our face care to work better as it can more easily condition the newer cells, but it also makes it susceptible to sun damage.
As well as using sunscreen when skin is exposed to the sun, we also recommend using a gentle exfoliator as this will be kinder to skin and will not cause the irritation and damage that some exfoliators can cause. At Nakin, we have a gorgeous natural face exfoliator which is our Exfoliating Radiance Tonic and it uses fruit enzymes to clear, renew and condition skin. As well as removing gunk and dead skin cells it also helps to ease lines and wrinkles plus brightens the complexion. It is a lovely product that can be used up to nightly, and offers so many anti-ageing benefits for skin, which is bolstered when using sunscreen.
Exfoliating is an important part of a healthy skincare routine. It helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and allows new, fresh skin to be revealed. This gives skin a beautiful fresh look and it means that the face treatments and moisturisers used after our natural face cleansers can better work their magic. However, it also leaves your skin more vulnerable to sun damage — so if you exfoliate, it is especially important that you protect your skin with sunscreen afterwards.
The main reason why sunscreen is essential after exfoliation is because without it, your newly exposed skin will not have enough time to build up its natural defences against UV rays — making it more susceptible to burning and premature ageing from sun exposure. Sunscreen provides a barrier between the sun’s UV rays and your delicate new skin cells, helping to prevent damage and keep your skin healthy.
No matter how often you exfoliate, it is important to always wear sunscreen afterwards in the daytime to keep your skin safe and healthy. Ideally, you should use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher as part of your daily skincare routine, but especially when you have just exfoliated. That way, you can be sure that your fresh, new skin is well protected.
We hope that you have found our article helpful about the importance of using SPF sunscreen after exfoliating. Exfoliating is such a beneficial part of our skincare routines and can quickly and easily help skin to look fresh and glowing, without resorting to more cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels. We all use exfoliation differently in our routines depending on how much our skin needs it. If your skin is clogged, congested, dull or susceptible to lines then it can be an excellent addition to your routine. At Nakin, we have a full collection of high performing face products which can all be found online at www.nakinskincare.com