July 14, 2021
Your quick guide to proper exfoliation! From the days of harsh apricot scrubs (iykyk) to complex peels, exfoliation has *long* been a hot topic in the skincare world — and for good reason. When done correctly, exfoliation can support cellular turnover, acne management graceful aging + more.
But frequency and method matter. Exfoliating too often or too aggressively can compromise your skin’s lipid barrier, leaving red, irritated + inflamed skin. To avoid over-exfoliation, make sure to consult with your Holistic Esthetician and select a product that’s right for your unique skin type.
How to choose…
GET PHYSICAL / Linne ‘Scrub Face Mask’ – Physical exfoliants work by sloughing off the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Using smooth, uniform and non-irritating particles (like this oh-so-fine bamboo silica based scrub), this treatment is a wonder worker for oily-prone + resilient skin and can result in a smoother complexion + unclogged pores.
ENZYMATIC / Golde ‘Papaya Bright’ – Enzyme-based exfoliants work by dissolving dead skin cells – making it an ideal treatment for more sensitive or mature skin. Try this colorful mask made with papaya enzymes + lucuma fruit powder to support cell turnover. Ideal for snapping selfies with in on *and* after it’s washed off.
BHAs BABY / Moss Mornings ‘Sleep Peel’ – Chemical exfoliation (hi, BHAs + AHAs) takes things deeper by dissolving build up below the surface and can be a powerful acne-management tool, too. For an overnight treatment gentle enough for all skin types, try ‘Sleep Peel’. With a combo of Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic and Hyaluronic acids it’ll have you waking up to all around smoother + brighter skin.
ALL THE AHAs… / Tata Harper ‘Radiance Mask’ – AHAs (or Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are ideal for reducing the appearance of scars + boosting hydration. Designed specifically for barrier-comprised + sensitized skin, this mask uses self-neutralizing AHAs to oh-so-gently exfoliate. The result? Smooth, bouncy and well, *radiant* skin!
Have more exfoliating Q’s? Book a facial with our Holistic Estheticians!