Regular exfoliation is fundamental in maintaining a healthy functioning skin barrier. A build-up of dead cells on the skin’s surface can lead to many different skin concerns such as congestion, uneven texture and dullness while also making any 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫.
Our skin undergoes a process of natural renewal every 28 days. This turnover reveals fresh, new layers of skin underneath. 𝐀𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐬𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝.
Add an exfoliator into your skincare regime either through the form of a physical or chemical exfoliant a few times a week to gently remove dead cells for a brighter and more vibrant complexion. Your exfoliant should be matched to your unique skin type and concern. Here is a simple guide with key ingredients to help you in selecting the right exfoliant for your skin’s needs.𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧/ 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠/ 𝐩𝐢𝐠𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:
Chemical exfoliants, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHAs) in particular work the best! Glycolic acid, an AHA, has a small molecule size, meaning it is effective at penetrating deep into the skin to loosen the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Glycolic acid is great for targeting fine lines and wrinkles, it also brightens the skin, evens out tone and helps to fade discolouration/dark spots.
Try: Fire and Ice Facial in salon and/ Active Peel System at home 💫
𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐲/ 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧:
Excess oil slows down the rate at which skin cells renew, so vital that those with an oily skin type exfoliate regularly, especially if you are experiencing congestion or acne it’s important to clear out the pores to prevent them from becoming blocked. The key to oily skin is balance, we don’t want to strip it of oil but rather manage it. When the skin becomes clogged with a build-up of dead skin cells, sebum (oil) and dirt it produces whiteheads and blackheads and, in the case of bacteria entering the pores, congestion. I recommend avoiding granule based exfoliants instead reach for a gentle chemical exfoliant. Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), particularly, salicylic acids are a hero ingredient for those with oily, congested or acne-prone complexions. It’s great to clear out any impurities and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Try: Try Foaming enzyme Facial in salon and/ Active Peel System at home.
𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧:
Dry complexions can use gentle forms of chemical exfoliants once or twice a week. Look for gentle formulations that won’t strip the skin such as an enzyme-rich mask with key ingredients like fruit enzymes or lactic acid, it’s antimicrobial and one of the gentlest forms of AHAs.
Try: Try Honey Enzyme Facial in salon and/ Warming Honey Cleanser at home.