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5 Good Things You Didn’t Know Exfoliating Could Do for Your Skin

There's more to it than just getting squeaky clean.

Nothing relaxes you better than a cool, refreshing shower that rinses away the stress, dirt, pollution, and makeup debris that make you feel gross and sticky at the end of a long, stressful day. Sometimes, simply massaging and lathering on your body wash isn’t enough; which means it’s time for a deep cleanse. Exfoliating is commonly known to thoroughly rid your skin of unwanted dead and dry skin to feel fresh and clean, but that’s not all it can do. Here are the benefits you can get out of exfoliating your skin:

1. It clears your pores.

When you exfoliate, not only are you removing unwanted debris on your skin’s surface, but you’re also clearing your pores of dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells. The after-effect of exfoliating is having a better skin feel, too—you’ll notice it when you brush your hand over your freshly exfoliated skin.

2. It prevents breakouts.

The result of having clear and unclogged pores is making your skin less prone to unwanted pimples and breakouts, which are typically caused by bacteria trapped in your skin so you can go ahead and flaunt your flawless skin.

3. It helps your skin absorb other products.

Once your pores are free from dirt and dead skin, the rest of your skincare products can penetrate the skin more effectively. There's no wastage when you apply serums, ampoules, essences, or moisturizers—you can actually reap their full benefits when you apply them on clear skin.

4. It evens out your skin tone.

Exfoliation can break down dry and dead skin to reveal a new layer of fresh, baby smooth skin. In turn, this helps scrape off dull skin and lighten dark spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and rough, uneven skin.

5. It stimulates collagen production and improves cell turnover.

Cell turnover—which is the process of your skin producing new skin cells—is responsible for giving your skin a fresh, healthy glow. Exfoliating boosts your skin’s cell turnover to reveal fresh skin while also stimulating collagen synthesis to make your skin look supple and plump.

Wash away dry and dull skin and achieve a fresh glow with an exfoliating body wash like Dove’s Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash. It's formulated with mild cleansers and NutriumMoisture™ technology with gentle exfoliating beads that can help wash away dead skin and make your skin feel revitalized by restoring your skin's natural nutrients.

Order Dove's Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash on Lazada and follow Dove Philippines on Facebook to find out more about their products.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with DOVE.

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