Do you exfoliate your skin often? Exfoliation is an essential stage in any facial care routine, as it removes the dead cells, smooths the skin and maximizes the effectiveness of the products applied next. We'll explain the different types of exfoliators available and their characteristics.
Chemical or physical exfoliation?
Chemical exfoliation consists in applying acids that dissolve the bonds between dead cells and the skin, without having to apply any friction. This way, we reach the deeper layers of the skin and achieve longer-lasting results. This is the type of exfoliation carried out by ultimate micropeel.
Physical exfoliation, on the other hand, makes use of microparticles that, by mechanical action, produce friction with the skin and eliminate the dead cells on the skin surface. pure renewing mask carries out this type of exfoliation.
All skin types require exfoliating. However, we should choose the type of exfoliant that best suits our needs and apply it with the frequency allowed by our skin. For example, sensitive skin is irritated and reddens easily, so it requires formulas with gentler exfoliating agents, such as enzymatic exfoliants, which are active substances that weaken the protein bonds between dead cells with the aim of favoring their detachment and renewal, thus improving the skin's texture and smoothness. In sensitive or dry skins, an exfoliation once a week is sufficient, whereas oily and combination skins can be exfoliated 2 or 3 times a week.
Can I exfoliate my skin, regardless of its type?
Exfoliation is effective in all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, we should choose the exfoliant that best suits our needs and skin type and apply it with the frequency allowed by our skin.
What are AHAs and why should I include them in my cosmetic routine?
Hydroxyacids are acid molecules that accelerate the skin cell renewal cycle and detach dead cells from the stratum corneum's surface.
AHAs (glycolic, lactic, malic, and mandelic acids, among others) are hydroxyacids that, in addition to exfoliating the layers of dead cells on the epidermis, stimulate the production of collagen. They also unify the tone and reduce wrinkles, stop transepidermal water loss and provide luminosity.
Can chemical exfoliants damage my skin?
The use of AHA's in home cosmetic products is highly regulated and they do not pose a risk to the skin.
Is it better to exfoliate in the morning or at night?
It depends on your preferences and cosmetic routine. At night, the skin undergoes a regeneration process to recover from the aggressions experienced during the day. Therefore exfoliating at night enhances this process.
Exfoliating during the day helps to eliminate impurities produced during the night in order to avoid pore obstruction. This may be preferable in oily skin, which typically overproduces sebum.
How often should I exfoliate my skin?
The frequency of use will depend on the skin type, needs and preferences, as well as on whether you are using a physical or chemical exfoliant.
If you opt for a physical exfoliant, we recommend avoiding its daily use, as an excessive exfoliation could lead to sensitive skin.
ultimate micropeel is a micro-exfoliating treatment to use at home.
Its combination of acids has been intentionally modulated to work gently and gradually on the stratum corneum at a surface level. It smoothens and refines the irregularities in the skin's texture, favoring its natural renewal. Glycolic acid is the smallest molecule within the family of AHAs, and it is capable of penetrating into the deeper layers.
In ultimate micropeel, in combination with other acids, it stimulates the renewal and refining of imperfections in the skin surface without altering the barrier function.
pure renewing mask is a facial mask with biodegradable cellulose particles for a modulable mechanical exfoliating action that helps unclog and refine pores. It contains white clay, which provides an immediate cleansing action by absorbing excess oil and glares from the skin surface. In addition, the synergism of Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Sodium Lepargilate provides a comedolytic, refining, anti-bacterial, and anti-blemish action.
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