Now that we are in the Autumn season where cooler winds are starting to blow, this also means that Summer had passed and most of us were left with dryer skin and tan lines caused by the hot weather.
So now that the cold winds are upon us, it’s the best time to do peels, scrubs and exfoliating to get rid of the damages that we’ve consciously and unconsciously earned in the past season. But before that, here are some things that you need to know about exfoliating and what products and services that you can use or do to achieve it.
Why do I actually need to exfoliate?
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. Exfoliating polish away dullness, while preparing the skin for optimal treatment results from your skincare products.
Where does it fit into your cleansing routine?
Experts recommend cleansing and then exfoliating prior to using a treatment (such as your serum) and moisturizer. Morning or evening—your choice.
How often should I exfoliate?
You should aim to exfoliate at least once a week. This removes old skin cells while increasing cell renewal, “leaving your complexion looking radiant and smooth”
What ingredients should you look for?
For manual exfoliation, look for ingredients like Jojoba Beads or Bamboo Beads that will give that extra gentle slough of skin cells as you are putting on and taking off your exfoliating product. Natural beads like this are considered biodegradable and therefore eco-friendly; a win for your skin and the environment.
What we can recommend: You can try Eminence Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel. A deep-cleansing, clarifying peel solution with cotton round pads for problem skin types.It can helps:
- Clarify and refine the complexion without irritation while reducing the appearance of problem skin.
- Gentle salicylic acid removes surface impurities and dirt from the skin, allowing the synergistic action of biosulphur and tomato extract to help balance sebum.
- Willow bark calms the look of skin while lilac and azelaic acid help to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation.
- The peel reduces pore size and skin is left feeling clear, smooth and revitalized.
If you want faster results and deeper exfoliation, you can also try Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves an aesthetician gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin. To make it sound simple, it’s basically like shaving your skin but by an expert. Yes, it might sound weird but it has exploded in popularity recently thanks to the fact that it gets rid of facial hair, can make your face feel baby soft, and helps give you a smooth foundation application, all without having to use harsh exfoliators.
You may also get a peel treatment or a series of peel treatments from your aesthetician if you want faster results. This is much more stronger and effective than your DIY peel treatments at home. You may check some of our peel treatments here.