The first thing to understand is that your skin doesn’t breathe in oxygen. Instead, oxygen is carried to your skin through your blood. This process plays a vital role in the health of your skin – it’s how you absorb the nutrients that keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
When someone says your skin isn’t breathing, what they mean is that you have clogged pores. Your pores may become clogged for a variety of reasons. You could have dead skin cells blocking them, left over make up, dirt, or even some moisturizers may block your pores from “breathing.” Oil and dirt can become trapped in your pores, and this leads to blackheads and pimples.
Why Your Skin Needs to Breathe
Imagine wearing make up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After a few weeks, you’d undoubtedly notice your skin seems to be in poor health – it’s flaky or oily, your forehead is covered in blackheads, and you have pimples on your cheeks. This is due to your skin’s inability to breathe. When you don’t unclog pores, dirt and oil get trapped in your skin. This leads to acne, infections, and an altogether rougher appearance. When you enable your skin to breathe, you keep this problems at bay. And as you’d expect, the longer your skin is able to breathe, the better off you are.
How Exfoliation Helps Your Skin Breathes
The key to letting your skin breathe is to unclog pores. You should try exfoliating with an exfoliating glove at least once a week. When you exfoliate, you remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and left over make up – all of which can clog your pores. By unclogging your pores, you prevent your skin’s natural oils from being trapped beneath the surface.
In addition to exfoliating, you can help your skin breathe by having the occasional make up free day, drinking lots of water, and using non-comedogenic moisturizers, as these are designed not to clog your pores.
As an added bonus, exfoliation also helps oxygenate your skin by improving circulation, and allowing your skin the opportunity to absorb more nutrients. This will give you a younger and healthier look – you will practically be glowing!
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