Skin Care, Skin Care Problems

How to Remove Dead Skin from Your Face

What Are Dead Skin Cells?

Dead skin cells are old cells that have shed from the outermost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum. As new skin cells are generated in the deepest layers of the epidermis, older cells get pushed up towards the surface. These older cells eventually reach the top layer and are shed from the skin.

The shedding of dead skin cells is a normal process that happens constantly. The top layer of skin renews itself every 2 to 4 weeks as older cells are shed and replaced by newer ones from below. On average, we shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute!

Dead skin cells have an important function – they help form a protective barrier for the body. The outermost layer of dead cells is made up of tightly packed, flat cells that overlap. This creates a tough protective shield against the external environment. Dead cells also help retain moisture and absorb impact.

As they reach the skin’s surface and prepare to shed, dead skin cells become more rounded and compact. At this stage, they are easily shed from the surface of the skin. A normal shedding process keeps dead cell buildup under control.

Too Many Dead Skin Cells

As skin cells age and die, new skin cells take their place. Normally, dead skin cells fall off on their own, making room for fresh new skin. However, sometimes dead skin cells can build up and not shed properly. This can lead to a dull and flaky complexion.

There are a few key causes that contribute to dead skin cell buildup:

  • Not exfoliating enough – Without regular exfoliation, dead skin cells remain on the surface instead of sloughing off. This causes a layer of dead cells to accumulate.

  • Dehydration – When skin lacks moisture, dead cells stick together and don’t shed as they should. Dehydrated skin appears dull and rough.

  • Oily skin – Those with oily skin tend to have sticky dead skin cells that don’t fall off easily on their own. Excess oil causes clumping of dead cells.

  • Age – As we get older, cell turnover slows down. Dead skin builds up more rapidly with age.

  • Certain medications – Some medications like diuretics and antihistamines can speed up cell turnover, leading to a surplus of dead cells.

  • Skin conditions – Issues like eczema, psoriasis, and acne can all cause excess dead skin cell buildup.

Too many dead skin cells lead to an uneven, flaky, congested complexion. Skin may feel rough and look dull. Significant buildup can even lead to breakouts and clogged pores. Removing excess dead cells reveals smoother, softer, brighter skin.

Introducing Areton Skincare Soaps

Areton Skincare offers a line of handmade vegan soaps that gently exfoliate and brighten skin while removing dead skin cells and impurities. The soaps contain key ingredients like activated charcoal, salicylic acid, and kojic acid that target common skincare concerns.

The Activated Charcoal Soap Bar deep cleanses pores with the absorbent powers of activated charcoal. Charcoal draws out dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin, helping treat acne and prevent new breakouts. This soap bar leaves skin feeling super clean and smooth.

The Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap gently exfoliates with salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that sloughs off dead skin cells, cleans pores, and reduces acne and blemishes. The soap also contains nourishing oils like olive, coconut, and castor oil to hydrate skin.

The Kojic Acid Soap contains kojic acid, a skin-brightening ingredient that inhibits melanin production. With regular use, the soap fades dark spots and discoloration for a more even, radiant complexion. Natural oils like avocado and rosehip oil hydrate and protect skin.

Activated Charcoal Soap Bar

The Activated Charcoal Soap Bar from Areton Skincare is formulated with activated charcoal to draw out dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin. This soap bar can provide numerous benefits:

  • Deeply cleanses pores: The activated charcoal has a porous texture that acts like a magnet to attract and trap dirt, excess oil, and environmental toxins on the skin’s surface. This helps to deeply cleanse pores.

  • Detoxifies skin: By binding to impurities, the activated charcoal soap helps pull out toxins, pollutants, and bacteria from the skin. This gives your complexion a detoxifying boost.

  • Exfoliates gently: In addition to activated charcoal, the soap bar contains vegetable powders that provide light physical exfoliation to sweep away dead skin cells. This unveils brighter, smoother skin.

  • Balances oily skin: The purifying properties of activated charcoal help remove excess oil and sebum from the skin’s surface. This makes it ideal for those with oily, acne-prone skin.

  • Minimizes pores: By removing dirt, oil, and impurities from pores, the soap bar can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores for a more refined look.

Before using the Activated Charcoal Soap Bar, many people find their skin looks dull, congested, and rough with enlarged pores and blackheads. After regularly using this soap, the skin takes on a healthier glow, feels deeply cleansed, and pores appear tighter and less visible. The complexion looks brighter, clearer, and more balanced.

Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that is commonly used in skincare for its ability to exfoliate the skin and help clear acne. Our Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap contains salicylic acid to provide gentle exfoliation that removes dead skin cells and clears pores.

Salicylic acid works by dissolving the bonds that hold skin cells together. This helps to slough off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. When used regularly, salicylic acid helps clear away layers of built-up dead skin to reveal brighter, smoother skin underneath. It also helps to keep pores clear by breaking up and dissolving excess oil, dirt, and debris.

The exfoliation provided by salicylic acid is gentler than physical scrubs. It does not contain harsh particles that can cause microtears in the skin. Instead, the salicylic acid provides chemical exfoliation that removes dead skin cells without damaging the skin.

In addition to exfoliating, salicylic acid is also beneficial for treating acne. The acid is able to penetrate deep into pores to dissolve clogs and prevent new breakouts from forming. It has anti-inflammatory effects that help reduce redness and swelling. Salicylic acid also helps dry out existing pimples. Using our Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap can help clear acne and blackheads while also keeping skin exfoliated.

The salicylic acid in our soap provides gentle daily exfoliation to reveal smoother, brighter skin. It also helps keep pores clear and can aid in preventing and treating acne breakouts. Our Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap harnesses the benefits of salicylic acid to refresh skin and improve texture and clarity.

Kojic Acid Soap

Kojic acid is a natural ingredient derived from fungi that has potent skin brightening and lightening properties. Moreover, our Kojic Acid soap bar contains natural kojic acid that works to reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Unlike harsh chemical bleaches, kojic acid is gentle on skin. Furthermore, it works by inhibiting tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanin production. Consequently, by slowing down melanin production, kojic acid helps to fade dark spots and achieve a more even skin tone.

Moreover, our Kojic Acid soap bar has a mild, creamy lather that gently cleanses skin without stripping it. Additionally, the kojic acid is combined with moisturizing oils like olive and coconut oil to hydrate and nourish skin as it brightens.

With regular use, our Kojic Acid soap bar will help minimize the appearance of dark spots and sun damage, revealing a brighter, more radiant complexion. In addition, the gentle formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. So, experience the natural brightening effects of kojic acid with this skin-loving soap bar.

Using Areton Soaps

Areton’s activated charcoal, salicylic acid, and kojic acid soaps are essential components of your weekly skincare routine, recommended for use 2-3 times per week to ensure optimal skin health. Proper spacing between usage is key to prevent over-exfoliation or excessive drying, preserving the natural balance of your skin.

Begin by preparing your skin: moisten your face with warm water to gently open up pores, allowing for deeper cleansing. Then, with the soap bar in hand, create a luxurious lather by softly massaging it over your damp skin for 30-60 seconds. It’s important to approach this step with a gentle touch, avoiding any harsh scrubbing motions that could potentially irritate your skin. Once thoroughly lathered, rinse your face with warm water, ensuring all traces of the soap are removed. Finally, pat your skin dry with a soft, clean towel.

To maximize the benefits of these specialized soaps, it’s recommended to use them in tandem, each fulfilling a unique role in your skincare regimen:

  • Activated Charcoal Soap: Utilize this soap 2 times a week to effectively draw out impurities lodged within your pores. Activated charcoal acts as a magnet, attracting and trapping dirt, oil, and other pollutants, leaving your skin feeling fresh and revitalized.

  • Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap: Incorporate this scrub into your routine 2 times a week to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, brighter complexion beneath. Salicylic acid penetrates deep into pores, unclogging them and helping to prevent future breakouts.

  • Kojic Acid Soap: Enhance your skin’s radiance by using this soap 2 times a week to target uneven skin tone and discoloration. Kojic acid works to inhibit melanin production, effectively lightening dark spots and promoting a more balanced complexion over time.

By incorporating these specialized soaps into your skincare regimen, you can unlock the full potential of your skin’s natural beauty. The gentle exfoliating and deep cleansing properties of Areton’s soaps will leave your complexion looking and feeling healthier, more radiant, and thoroughly rejuvenated, ensuring you always put your best face forward.

Areton Soaps  Scrubs Cleansers

The Areton Skincare soap bars offer key advantages over traditional scrubs and cleansers for removing dead skin cells. The ingredients in our soaps provide a deeper clean without irritation.

More Effective Than Scrubs

Scrubs use abrasive particles to slough off dead skin mechanically. This can damage skin over time and leave it raw. Areton soaps contain natural acids that dissolve dead cells chemically for a gentler clean. Our activated charcoal and salicylic/kojic acid soaps penetrate pores to lift away debris scrubs miss.

Longer Lasting Results

Scrubs provide temporary exfoliation that washes off. The acids in Areton soaps continue working after cleansing to keep cell turnover high. Your skin stays smoother longer between washes. The oils in our bars also moisturize to prevent dryness and flaking.

Better for Sensitive Skin

The scrub particles and fragrances in many cleansers can irritate sensitive skin. Areton soaps contain gentle, non-irritating ingredients specially formulated for all skin types. The activated charcoal soap is fragrance-free. Our kojic and salicylic acid soaps use calming oils. The chemical exfoliation is gentler than abrasive scrubs.

Achieve Healthier, Brighter Skin

Areton skincare soaps provide an effective way to gently exfoliate and nourish your skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing brighter, smoother skin. The activated charcoal bar draws out impurities while salicylic acid and kojic acid soaps slough off dead cells.

These soaps have key advantages over other scrubs and cleansers:

  • Gentle enough for daily use without irritation
  • Deep clean pores while retaining moisture
  • Natural ingredients like charcoal and botanical oils

Using Areton soaps regularly helps prevent dead cell buildup, evens tone, fades dark spots, and reduces acne. Your skin looks healthy, radiant and feels refreshed.

Removing Dead Skin Cells

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outermost layer of skin. This helps reveal newer, healthier looking skin underneath. There are two main methods of exfoliation: chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants.

Chemical exfoliants use ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to help dissolve the “glue” that holds dead skin cells together. By breaking this bond, the dead cells are easily shed from the skin’s surface. Chemical exfoliants are typically gentler on the skin than physical exfoliants.

Physical exfoliants use abrasive particles or grains to manually scrub away dead skin cells. Examples include scrubs, brushes, wash cloths, etc. While effective, physical exfoliants can sometimes be too harsh on the skin, causing irritation or micro-tears.

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