The exfoliating process has two methods: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation uses abrasive tools or products, while chemical exfoliation is often done through different acid enzymes. Beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are just two examples.
What do exfoliants do for your face?
Facial exfoliators could do wonders for your skin! Acting on multiple layers of your skin, exfoliating treatments help get rid of dead cells and increase skin turnover. This can mean a more even skin tone and glowing look.
At the same time, it supports natural collagen levels – improving elasticity – and helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Glycolic acid, for example, works particularly well for those who’d like to diminish dark spots.
Is exfoliating good for the skin?
Exfoliating treatments have countless skin benefits. Just make sure you’re doing it correctly! Take care in how often and with which products you exfoliate.
That’s why we always recommend using exfoliating face creams or facial peels according to the product labeling. For instance, if you’re using a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid, start off with a low concentration. Increase the concentration as your skin adjusts.
Also, apply your product every other night during the first week of use and make sure to wear sunscreen daily.
How do you know what type of exfoliator is best for you?
Choosing the right face exfoliator will depend on what works for your particular skin type.
If you have dry or sensitive skin, go for an exfoliating face cream like Glicoisdin Soft Cream. It contains 3.2% free glycolic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and minimize fine lines. For those of you with uneven pigmentation or oily skin, try Glicoisdin Intense Gel. It contains 9.5% free glycolic acid, plus aloe vera to help minimize irritation.