Just like cleansing properly and applying sunscreen on a daily basis, exfoliating is an important step in our skin care routine. Our skin does naturally shed, but it can’t always get ride of all dead cells naturally and this process does slow down as we age.
As our cell turnover decreases, skin cells start piling up which causes a list of complexion concerns such as dullness, clogged pores, more noticeable fine lines, and flaky patches. Gentle exfoliants specially formulated to stimulate skin cell renewal are a great addition to any skin care routine.
There are many different types of skin exfoliation products. At Dermoi, our skincare exfoliants are natural and include powerful but gentle ingredients.
Key ingredients to look out for are Alpha Hydroxy Acids, such as Mandelic Acid and Lactic Acid, as well as Beta Hydroxy Acids like Salicylic Acid. All of these ingredients buff away dead skin cells, allowing new fresh skin to glow.
Specifically, Lactic Acid and Mandelic Acid are powerful ingredients which help to reduce acne breakouts, as well as the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Both ingredients provide cellular exfoliation to brighten the skin.
Salicylic Acid is another type of exfoliant that works to remove dead skin from the face. It’s particularly good for oily skin thanks to its ability to deep clean excess oil from pores. As well as this, it also helps reduce oil production moving forward. Furthermore, its anti-inflammatory properties also make it a prime ingredient for use on psoriasis.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin, which can clog pores and lead to issues such as blackheads and whiteheads.
While our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells around every 30 days, they don't always shed completely. This causes dry, flaky patches on the skin, as well as clogged pores.
Using an effective exfoliant helps to prevent this.
There’s a range of different exfoliating skin care, including cleansers, face masks, and micropeels.
A gentle exfoliating face wash or cleanser is often the best option for those looking for an exfoliator for sensitive skin. Exfoliating foams are another great option for those who suffer from sensitivity.
There are also exfoliants which are tailored specifically to skin conditions. For example, the BiRetix Micropeel Purifying Exfoliant Treatment has specific exfoliator benefits for those who have acne-prone skin.