I can’t stress enough the importance of exfoliating regularly. You can apply any desired products you choose, but what’s the point if it isn’t actually penetrating the skin?
Next time you go to put on that $500 serum that you just had to buy, put a sheet of paper over your face and then apply it. Let me know how that product ends up working out for you.
Our skin is constantly shedding skin cells. When this happens, smoother skin cells push their way up to the skin’s surface. However, as you age, the rate at which your body sheds dull and dead skin cells begins to slow down. Exfoliating helps speed up your skin’s process and helps it to behave younger.
We have to give it an extra boost as we age, and exfoliate at home, ourselves. At a younger age, this process occurs on its on. Unfortunately, there are many downfalls to aging, including a slow down with our entire bodies!
There are two main types of exfoliants: chemical and mechanical or physical. Chemical: These use either an acid- or enzyme-based formula such as alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) such as glycolic acid or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) such as salicylic acid.
Mechanical or physical: These use beads or an abrasive-style substance to literally help buff dead skin cells and impurities away. Some people prefer this style of scrubs as you can “feel” them working on your skin.
I personally suggest chemical during the summer and physical during the winter time.
Our skin dries out during the winter, but produces more oils during the summer. So, chemical exfoliants can tend to have a drying effect to the skin.
So, ladies- get you a good exfoliant and keep that youth for as long as you can!!
-your favorite skincare specialist