Exfoliation can help you get your natural glow back by removing debris and revealing softer, smoother-looking skin.
Dermalogica exfoliants are made to lift dulling, dead skin cells to help refresh and brighten your skin's appearance. Exfoliants can also help your targeted skin care products work better - maximizing the results of your skin care regimen.
Has your skin been dull, flaky or uneven lately? It could be related to environmental changes, allergies, sun damage, even stress — or it could just be because of the natural skin ageing process (don't worry, it happens to everyone). Fortunately, there is something you can do about it: exfoliate!
As we age because our skin can lose its glow because the natural cell-turnover process slows down. This can cause dull, dead skin cells to cling to our skin's surface longer. By removing dry, dull debris and revealing the softer, smoother skin underneath - exfoliation helps bring our inner glow back to the surface.
Exfoliating also helps targeted treatments and moisturisers better penetrate the skin; reduces breakout-causing congestion; helps smooth rough, callused areas; and helps prevent ingrown hairs.
choosing the right exfoliant for ageing skin
There are many forms of exfoliants, but the most common categories are physical and chemical exfoliants.
The following products contain physical - which tend to be relatively mild, quick and easy to use. Physical exfoliants use small particles to buff away dead skin cells as part of the application process.
Chemical exfoliants take powerful ingredients to a new level by using a skin-friendly blend of exfoliating acids and enzymes - making them gentle enough to use daily or weekly.
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Some exfoliants are a combination of both physical and chemical exfoliants, such as Hydro Masque Exfoliant and MultiVitamin Thermafoliant. Hydro Masque Exfoliant smooths and renews for luminous, healthy-looing skin; MultiVitamin Thermafoliant refines skin texture and enhances vitamin delivery.
The best method for you will depend on your skin condition and concerns, as well as personal preferences, time and money. In general, the more sensitive your skin is, the less friction and frequency you'll want to use
quick tips for exfoliating ageing skin
- Avoid overly-abrasive scrubs that may do more harm than good
- Skip scrubs made with sugar, salt or nuts as they can tear and irritate the skin. Instead, look for scrubs with Jojoba, Corncob, or Rice Bran in them. When used as scrubs, these physical ingredients can be too rough for dry, ageing, sensitised or genetically sensitive skin. (If you have oily skin, consider an oil-absorbing scrub made of clays such as Kaolin o Diatomaceous)
- Exfoliate in the A.M.
When exfoliating at home, it's best to do so prior to applying moisturiser, anti-ageing treatments, sunscreen or makeup. (Tip: exfoliation can also help makeup last longer).
- Everything in moderation
When it comes to exfoliation, more is not better. Over-exfoliating can cause dehydration and make the skin more prone to sensitisation, irritation, accelerated ageing and UV damage. Most people only need to exfoliate their skin a few times a week. If you prefer to exfoliate more often, use a mild exfoliant that is designed to be used daily
The rest of your skin care regimen can also impact your exfoliation results. For more personalised advice, ask your local Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist or chat to an expert online now about how to incorporate exfoliation into your daily regimen.