Did you know that your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. Sometimes, dead cells don’t shed completely resulting in blocked pores and breakouts. Exfoliation successfully removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using either physical exfoliators or chemical exfoliators. So what’s the difference?
Physical exfoliation involves products you’ve probably already used such as facial scrubs or granulated cleansers and requires manually massaging/scrubbing the substance into your skin. Ever heard of the saying ‘Smoother than a baby’s bottom?’ Dermalogica daily microfoliant isa unique Rice-based powder formula that activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acidand Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin quite literally smoother than a baby’s bottom, softer and brighter.
Chemical exfoliation is a method that uses different safe for the skin chemicals, including hydroxy acids and retinol, with enzymes to renew your skin. Take Guinot Gommage Biologique Peeling Radiance for example, this product contains no granules but rather acids. It rejuvenates your skin through gentle exfoliation without causing inflammation for a radiantly youthful complexion. Shea butter provides nourishing hydration asit promotes elasticity to firm and tone your skin. Antioxidant-rich green tea extract prevents free radical damage while glycolic acid reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Searching for a more intensive exfoliator?? At Yemaya we recommend that you try our Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish which is a high strength exfoliating face polish with glycolic acid. This triple action approach to skin renewal involves a unique blend of physical, chemical and enzyme rejuvenators. With just one application this intensive exfoliation skin treatment delivers instant skin resurfacing by dissolving impurities that contribute to congestion, loosen dead skin cells and dull patches while polishing the skin to a gorgeous silky softness with an added glow. Your skin will appear brighter and clarified.
How to choose the right exfoliator for your skin type? Not to worry we knew you’d ask!
Avoid physical exfoliators that require massaging/scrubbing this will irritate your skin causing redness and inflammation. A light and gentle chemical exfoliation is the best way to go for sensitive skin types. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week if you have sensitive skin.
Consider yourself the lucky ones of the bunch as the decision on which exfoliator to use ultimately comes down to your preferences as both physical and chemical exfoliators are safe for those with normal skin types. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week if you have normal skin.
Exfoliation is important for this skin types as skin usually tends to be dry and flaky. Avoid physical exfoliators as these often tend to slightly dry out the skin rather stick to chemical exfoliators and moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week if you have dry skin
Stronger physical and chemical exfoliators are best suited for this skin type due to the build up. We recommend a nice scrub to break up impurities. Be careful to not overdo it (less is more) as your run the risk of drying out your skin resulting in an increase of oil production. Exfoliate as often as needed, again less is more!
A mix of both dry and oily skin requires individual attention when it comes to exfoliating. Be sure to focus on each individually by alternating products best suited for both dry and oily skin but never ever at the same time. For example use a physical exfoliator one day and a chemical exfoliator a few days later. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week if you have combination skin.
When you should exfoliation and why? Exfoliation has no time preference but rather is dependant on your personal preferences so morning or evening will do! However we recommend morning exfoliation if your skin feels dull and needs a lift me up and evening exfoliation to remove remaining make up, after cleansing of course.
Exfoliation plays a vital role in achieving smooth supple skin and should be a part of your skin regimen. Improve the appearance of your skin and say goodbye to dead skin cells.