Your skin will regenerate itself approximately every 27 days. Proper skin care is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of this protective organ. One of the ways to care and maintain your skin is through exfoliation.
What does exfoliation do:
Exfoliating removes and sloughs off dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin, the Stratum Corneum. This allows new skin cells to surface and stimulates collagen and elastin production in your skin.
When we do not exfoliate dead skin cells accumulate and in turn can lead to acne; blackheads; dull and aged skin.
Exfoliating can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores (unfortunately pore size is genetically determined and cannot be reduced in size permanently. But they can look smaller, temporarily).
Exfoliating your skin can smooth fine lines, reduce the appearance of acne scarring and allow for greater product penetration by stimulating blood circulation in the area which in turn helps oxygen to reach skin cells more effectively; helps with cell reproduction; helps to remove toxins more effectively.
In my personal opinion you should not exfoliate you skin more than 2-3 times a week as any more could over stimulate your skin and lead to an irritated skin; unless you use a product specifically designed to be used daily.