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Step into the world of skincare rejuvenation as we explore the simple yet powerful practice of skin exfoliation together. Picture this: peeling away the old to reveal a fresh, radiant glow. In this blog, we'll chat about the secrets behind exfoliation and discover the easy steps to a more vibrant complexion. Skin exfoliation uncovers the natural beauty hiding just beneath the surface of your skin, and leaves you with that coveted healthy glow. Embrace your skincare routine and invest in professional in salon treatments that are both personalised and refreshingly uncomplicated.
I think we can agree that having smooth, radiant and glowing skin is something we all strive to obtain and skin exfoliation is a step in the right direction! The benefits are endless when it comes to this necessary procedure; increase in cell renewal, unclogging of pores, prevention of acne, stimulation of Collagen syntheses and increased absorption of skincare ingredients, just to name a few. But what should you use on your individual skin, and how often should you be doing it?
Let's first learn a little more about exfoliation..
What is Exfoliation?
Your skin naturally exfoliates itself through a process called desquamation; the shedding of the outermost layer of the skin, the Epidermis. It usually takes 28 days from start to finish during which time new skin cells develop and shed. This means that some people, with the right routine and maintenance, might not have to exfoliate at all, but of course it’s not always that simple. Plenty of interruptions can slow the skin cell turnover process; a weakened skin barrier, imbalanced oil production, pollution particles, and even age, for example. That’s where exfoliating products and treatments step in to lend a helping hand. Basically, exfoliation can deliver softer, clearer skin, when done correctly of course!
Skin exfoliation is a great way to give your skin that extra boost, but it must be done correctly. Over exfoliating can cause unnecessary irritation and strip the skin of its essential oils. It’s all about finding the right balance and knowing what works best for you and your skin.
Let's now learn about physical and chemical exfoliating, the 2 different types of exfoliants and what products and services are
available under each type.
Physical Exfoliants in Skincare
Physical exfoliants use ingredients such as jojoba beads and cranberry seeds to gently buff away superficial redundant skin cells. Unlike traditional physical exfoliants O’Cosmedics doesn't use any harmful plastics that would create micro tears to the skin.
Professional Physical Exfoliants
In salon treatments use tools or devices to physically or mechanically remove the outermost layer of dead skin. The following physical exfoliation treatments are available at all salon locations:
Chemical Exfoliants in Skincare
Chemical exfoliants use ingredients such as Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid to gently loosen the bonds that hold redundant
cells to our skin, these acids can travel into your pores for a deeper exfoliation.
Professional Chemical Exfoliants
Chemical facial peels utilise a professional strength solution to deeply exfoliate and clear away old skin to stimulate the regeneration of new cells. We provide an array of peel solutions of varied strengths offering a fast and affordable way to refresh your skin. The following chemical exfoliation treatments are available at all salon locations:
In conclusion, exfoliation is a crucial step in any skincare routine, but it’s important to find the right balance. Over-exfoliation can lead to a weakened skin barrier, increased sensitivity, and a host of other issues. On the other hand, under-exfoliation can result in dull, rough, and congested skin.
It’s important to understand your skin type and concerns before incorporating exfoliation into your routine. Consulting with a skin therapist can help you determine the best exfoliation plan for your skin. With the right approach, exfoliation can help you achieve the smooth, radiant, and healthy skin you’ve always wanted.
If you’re unsure about what type of exfoliant you should be using or whether you’re doing too much or too little, check with your skin therapist by booking a complimentary skin consultation when you're next in.
HAPPY EXFOLIATING x
Tegan has been in the beauty industry for 6 years and has recently enrolled to do her graduate diploma of dermal science. She has a passion for all things advanced skin and eyelash extensions. Her goal is to educate her clients on their skin whilst helping them achieve their skin goals, so when they leave the salon you can see the confidence radiating off them. When she isn't in the salon she is either travelling with her partner or hanging out with friends and family.
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