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The Importance of Exfoliating Your Skin

Close up of facial exfoliation

Do you experience dull, dry or rough skin? Do you get congestion or breakouts? Read on to find out how exfoliation can help you achieve healthy, smooth and clear skin.

At Dermalogica we recommend regular exfoliation to support healthy skin function as an effective way to tackle a variety of skin concerns. In this guide we will answer these common questions our qualified skin therapists are asked daily.

What are the benefits of exfoliating?

Your skin typically goes through a 28-day cycle, from new cells being born at the bottom of the epidermis to shedding off at the surface. As we get older, this process, called desquamation begins to slow down. Have you noticed your skin get more dull, drier or an increase in texture over the years? This could be why.

Exfoliation can help to speed up this decline by increasing cell renewal to give you brighter and smoother skin.

Exfoliation also sloughs off surface, dull dead skin cells, this delivers a smoother surface. Imagine this smooth surface like an untouched lake, the water reflects its surroundings perfectly. Exfoliation can make your skin appear instantly brighter, as it is increasingly smooth and can reflect the light more effectively.

Overall, exfoliation can make sure you are always putting your best face forward. 

What is the difference between chemical and physical exfoliants?

Traditionally exfoliants were commonly physical. Physical exfoliants are granular scrubs that simply buff off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

Dermalogica has one physical exfoliant for the face, it’s actually a hydrating and exfoliating masque called Hydro Masque Exfoliant. Spheres containing bamboo to deliver targeted gentle exfoliation are combined with Snow Mushroom to infuse skin with hydration and antioxidants. Clinically proven to deliver smoother more hydrated skin in just one use!

See below to watch how the masque works and see the unique bamboo sphere’s being burst.

Professional Tip: Always remember to let the granules do the work – do not to rub the skin too hard, as this can cause unnecessary irritation.

Chemical Exfoliants

Chemical exfoliants are also known as Hydroxy Acids. You might have heard of Salicylic Acid or Lactic Acid, two popular examples of chemical exfoliants to effectively resurface and smooth the skin

Use chemical exfoliants to boost cell renewal, to deliver fresh, plump skin cells. Dermalogica has three chemical-only exfoliants. Daily Resurfacer and Clear Start FlashFoliant.

Rapid Reveal Peel is proven to increase cell turnover by 44%. Kick starting cell renewal and cell turnover revealing newer firmer skin.

To learn more about Rapid Reveal Peel, check out our @Home Peel IGTV video.

 

All other Dermalogica exfoliators give you the best of both worlds, with physical and chemical exfoliants. You get the benefits of smoother skin from a physical buffing off of dulling surface skin cells and a boost in cell renewal for plumper, more even toned skin. These include; our multi-award winning Daily Microfoliant, Daily Superfoliant, MultiVitamin Thermafoliant and our Thermafoliant Body Scrub.

Watch below our as our qualified skin therapist foams up Daily Microfoliant.

Find out which exfoliant is best for you. You can speak online to one of our qualified skin therapists and receive a Virtual Consultation with Facemapping, to get your personalised product recommendations.