Proper Exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. Exfoliating opens the way for correcting serums & moisturising products to penetrate deeper into the skin, which makes them more useful. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
Why should we exfoliate?
There are two different processes to exfoliate away dead skin cells:
Chemical Exfoliation - involves chemical exfoliants such as acids or enzymes to dissolve and loosen dead skin cells.
Physical Exfoliation - involves products containing small particles; they work by scrubbing away the dead skin and debris.
Which one should I use?
This all depends on your skin concern and skin type. Typically the following applies.
Dry Skin - Will benefit more from the Chemical type of Exfoliation as this will be less harsh than the physical exfoliators.
Oily/Thick- The Physical Exfoliation is perfect for this skin as it helps break up impurities and wash them away.
Sensitive - Enzyme Exfoliation is the way to go for the sensitive skin type as it is very gentle on the skin, looking after the barrier of the skin.
Regardless of the Exfoliation type you choose, remember to not overdo it! 2-3 times per week is enough.
It would be best if you exfoliated straight after cleansing, followed by serums, then hydration. AND if you’re using AHAs use these at night, and ALWAYS wear SPF in the daytime.
Here are my top picks for Exfoliating
Ecoscrub | Gently polishes skin surface to remove lifeless cells.
Lactic Acid | An AHA that helps to refine and exfoliate.
Payaya Extract | A fruit enzyme, rich in antioxidants that moisturisers and smooths skin texture.
Smoothes rough, flaky skin.Clarifies and clears skin tone while helping to lighten skin discolourisations. Softens debris within pores to ease in extractions and deeply clean pores, while calming irritated skin and diffusing redness.
This maximum-strength exfoliant delivers powerful results with no downtime using a unique complex of phytoactive AHA extracts, Lactic Acid and fermented plant enzymes to help reveal new, firmer skin.
About the Author
With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!
Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.