Pump up your skin exfoliation
by Lisa Young – Salon Director
Regardless of whether your skin is sensitive or tough, exfoliation is fantastic for helping to achieve great skin. There are many benefits to skin exfoliation, which will become visible immediately making this a great fix for all skin types.
It’s so easy and quick to add exfoliation into your skin care routine. If you don’t think you have time to add another step to your skin care routine, you can easily incorporate it in to your cleansing step for quickness.
So what can skin exfoliation do for you ?
Today’s professional ingredients are far more advanced than the average scrub. They remove surface debris whilst stimulating your skin’s cell renewal and hydration. They will help to even out your skin tone and reduce any pigmentation you may have.
Exfoliation makes your skin:
There is a range of “power” skin exfoliation products available for you to use. Here are a few examples and where they can be found in our favourite skincare range – Dermalogica !
Did you know that Retinol is pure Vitamin A ? It makes a great skin exfoliant therefore helping your skin to look brighter whilst also reversing the signs of aging.
You can find it in Overnight Retinol Repair (Launching in the UK, October 2015) and Age Reversal Eye Complex products.
Phytic Acid is a skin-softening phytochemical found in Rice Bran. It gently loosens dead skin cells and surface debris to reveal newer and more youthful skin cells beneath.
Daily Microfoliant is a Dermalogica hero product. The exfoliant is micro pulverised rice bran that creates a very mild physical and chemical skin exfoliation. This makes it a gentle yet effective skin treatment and perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin. Sprinkle it into your cleanser to save even more time.
Prickly Pear Extract
Prickly Pear extract is derived from the hearty Sonoran Desert succulent that is able to survive in adverse conditions. The ingredient is a non-acid blend that helps to accelerate the skins natural exfoliation process. Prickly pear extract is found in AgeSmart Multivitamin Thermofoliant.
Lactic & Salicylic Acid
Lactic & Salicylic Acid are really powerful ingredients that use natural fruit enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells, stimulate cell renewal and improve skin texture.
Try the dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant to benefit from these ingredients.
Hibiscus Fruit Extract
Hibiscus fruit extract is rich in Vitamin C and Pyruvic Acid, which has amazing moisturising properties. It’s fantastic for smoothing and brightening the skin. You can also mix it with Salicylic Acid for a two in one super exfoliating and hydrating treatment.
Find it in our favourite exfoliating product, Daily Resurfacer, which is applied to the skin prior to applying your moisturiser. There’s no need to remove it, just apply your moisturiser over the top whilst the Daily Resurfacer does it’s work underneath.
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