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What Are The Benefits Of Exfoliation

by Ariana Rojas
What Are The Benefits Of Exfoliation

Sloughing the dead skin off my face has got to be the best part of my skincare routine. There is just something about the way your skin feels after Exfoliation. Whether I am using a physical or chemical exfoliator (we'll get to the difference in just a moment), my skin is refreshed and revitalized. Exfoliating after wearing a lot of makeup from your night out or just when it's only been a few days since grabbing your exfoliator feels like your pressing reset on your skin. Keep reading with me to learn more about the benefits of Exfoliation.

Key Benefits Of Exfoliating

Unclogs Pores

Your skincare products absorb better into the skin when your pores are not clogged. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, allowing your products to deliver the best results. The Image Skincare Clear Cell Medicated Acne Facial Scrub employs the ultra-exfoliating powers of arnica Montana, comfrey root, and horse chestnut combine to give your skin a plump, polished appearance. As benzoyl peroxide and micro-exfoliant beads work to gently remove impurities and cleanse the pores, comfrey root and honey extract repair dehydrated skin, leaving you with a clear, cleansed complexion you'll be proud to show off.

Image Skincare Clear Cell Medicated Acne Facial Scrub
Image Skincare Clear Cell Medicated Acne Facial Scrub

Image Skincare Clear Cell Medicated Acne Facial Scrub

$32.00

Prevents Acne

Eminence Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel
Eminence Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel

Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel

$79.00

Exfoliating helps to unclog for, therefore reducing acne. Exfoliating in a safe and nonirritating way will help to prevent acne. What do we mean when we say "exfoliate safely?" Scrubbing your skin raw will cause more harm to your skin and open up other problems. Most of us are used to the exfoliator that contains beads or small grains (physical Exfoliation.) A Physical Exfoliator's recommended use is 1-2 times a week. A chemical exfoliant is a bit more gentle on the skin and may be used daily depending on its strength. If you struggle with acne-prone skin, we recommend using Eminence Organic's Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel once a week!

Evens Skin Tone And Texture

Finding the right methods to treat hyperpigmentation, dark spots, rough textures, and acne scars can be frustrating. Acne scarring was a struggle for me, and it felt like it was just something I needed to get used to being there. However, exfoliating was a game-changer for my skin. Exfoliating breaks down dead, dry skin and smoothes the texture making the skin appear smoother and more uniform. Try Image Skincare's Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder. The Brightening Exfoliating Powder combines soothing coconut milk powder, vitamin-rich pumpkin enzymes, and a collagen-promoting peptide complex to slough away dead skin cells that inhibit your radiance from shining. As the skin is de-clogged and detoxified, the appearance lightens and firms, leaving you with a gorgeous glow that will stick.

Image Skincare Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder
Image Skincare Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder

Image Skincare Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder

$34.00

Stimulates Collagen in The Skin

Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask
Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask

Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask

$52.00

Exfoliation brings benefits to aging skin. Exfoliation stimulates collagen, improving skin texture, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask uses its vitamin-rich cranberry base to strengthen collagen production, improving the skin's oxygenation and elasticity for a gorgeous, natural glow. Lactic acid replenishes moisture to the surface, so you aren’t left with a dry, stripped feeling afterward. The result is a dewy radiance that will leave you wearing your skin confidently.

Types of Exfoliants

When it comes to exfoliating, you have two options, physical Exfoliation, which consists of granules that manually remove the dead skin cells. You have chemical Exfoliation, which uses enzymes or acids to remove the dead skin cells.

When choosing an exfoliator, whether it be chemical or physical, overdoing it can strip away your skin's protective barrier. 

Physical Exfoliator

Physical exfoliators work to combat dull surface cells by sloughing the top layers of the skin. Physical exfoliators can include crystals, micro-fine granules, and natural beads. If you prefer a physical exfoliant, the best product for you depends much upon your skin's thickness and sensitivity. We recommend the Eminence Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant for all skin types. The Fizzofoliant is a power-to-foam exfoliant. With its light fizzing action, it revitalizes your skin with a gentle formula that invigorates the skin and removes impurities to reveal a beautiful, brighter-looking complexion.

Chemical Exfoliator

Taking the chemical exfoliation route looks a bit different. Instead of physically sloughing the dead cells away, chemical exfoliants dissolve the intercellular glue that holds dead skin cells together. Chemical exfoliators penetrate deeper into the skin and can be an excellent option for skin with deep congestion, more resistive, or can't tolerate physically scrubbing their face. The Eminence Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System is an innovative three-step peel and peptide system. The 3 step system awakens the skin's natural inner beauty using an exquisite blend of arctic berries, lingonberry seed oil, and hibiscus seed extract.

A chemical exfoliator to start looking for will contain an ingredient called alpha-hydroxy acids like the ones in the Phytomer Resurfaslim 2 in 1 Peel and Slim. AHAs are obtained from natural substances and are ideal for exfoliating dry skin. This ingredient works to remove what holds dead skin cells together, renewing the skin's top layer. However, AHAs, because they're water-soluble, can't penetrate very deep into pores. Unlike BHAs. 

Eminence Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System
Eminence Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System

Eminence Organics Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating System

$130.00
Phytomer Resurfaslim 2 in 1 Peel and Slim Cream
Phytomer Resurfaslim 2 in 1 Peel and Slim Cream

Phytomer Resurfaslim 2 in 1 Peel and Slim Cream

$104.00

On the other end of the spectrum, BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) are oil-soluble molecules. BHAs are known to reach deeper into your pores for a more thorough exfoliation. BHAs also have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This type of chemical exfoliator is recommended for those with acne-prone, oily skin. If blackheads are a concern, stick to BHAs. The Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% contains willow bark extract (a BHA) to gently dissolve the dead cells that have settled on the skin's surface.

Yes, we know the term chemical sounds scary. However, the word chemical is to describe the effectiveness of the ingredients in the product.

Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%
Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%

Eminence Organics Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%

$46.00

With that being said, we know that if you are trying to achieve and maintain healthy, glowing, youthful skin, make sure you are incorporating Exfoliation into your skincare routine regularly. Comment and let us know what type of exfoliator you are using below or on our IG @DermaProStore.

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