September marks the month of Skincare Awareness!
So here is a quick easy lesson on EXFOLIATION:
There are 2 types of exfoliants:
Physical [ a scrub] and Chemical [ using AHAs OR BHAs]
Most people are familiar with using some type of scrub, but here's what you need to be aware of:
They work by removing dead skin cells on the superficial upper layer and usually leave the skin feeling really soft and clean
Over use of certain scrubs can cause little micro-tears in the skin barrier causing sensitivity & irritation
Make sure to use super fine beads that are gentle and do not disrupt our protective skin barrier [ also use non plastic beads as well to protect our planet!]
Mix with your cleanser for a speedier exfoliation or for more sustainable use!
Twice a week is plenty for most skins especially if combining with other exfoliating ingredients
These work by dissolving the 'glue' sticking our dead skin cells together
They usually comprise of either AHA s [ e.g lactic acid] or BHAs [ salicylic acid] in low
percentages for regular use
They do not involve any rubbing so can be much gentler for sensitive skins
They penetrate deeper in to our skin than scrubs so work much harder for you and your skin!
They are applied on clean skin and are left on to penetrate whilst you sleep
My favourite: AHA RENEWAL SERUM which exfoliates AND hydrates in one , contains 8% lactic acid and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate in the lower layers; wake up with soft velvety skin!
You can find it here: www.alumiermd.co.uk
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