Winter Skin Care: How to exfoliate properly

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Exfoliating is one of the key practise to healthy glowing skin. Here’s why.

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Exfoliating is one of the most recommended skin treatments for every skin type. It’s key to getting the glowing and youth complexion on face and body. This process detoxifies the skin, illuminating your complexion, ridding the surface of the skin of dull skin cells while preventing and reducing signs of ageing and skin damage.

It’s also the most effective way to kill harmful bacteria that leads to breakouts. Exfoliation helps to allow any other topical products to penetrate the skin better.

Chemical exfoliation

Facial acids and fruit enzymes are categorised as chemical acids, these ingredients are found in small doses in cosmetic skincare products, especially for the face. These use a number of different chemicals to remove dead skin cells and other gross impurities. Usually it’ll be enzymes such as alpha hydroxyl acids eg. glycolic or lactic acids, fruit enzymes including salicylic acids and beta hydroxyl acids. Chemical exfoliates break down bonds between skin cells and loosen up life less skin for it to be removed easily. These can be found in normal facial cleansers.

Physical exfoliation

Physical exfoliation on the other hand describes the products that have a grainy or rough texture. These products need you to manually rub the product into the skin to buff away unwanted skin debris for new, youthful skin to be revealed. Physical exfoliation varies in levels of effectiveness, which is determined by the product you choose to purchase. Try different textures to see what works for you.

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