Summer is all about having clogged pores and oily skin. We know that to keep your skin squeaky clean you reach out for your facial scrub but did you know that many of them can actually be really harsh and abrasive on your skin and cause micro-tears? These can be really damaging and can result in redness, dryness, and flaky patches.
Hence, today we're listing down exfoliating products that you could incorporate in your summer skincare routine.
Face washes are great for cleansing but actually the ones with salicylic acid also gently exfoliate your skin. It is an excellent ingredient for people with acne-prone skin and helps unclog pores. So, instead of choosing a gentle cleanser, try one with salicylic acid.
Using a mud mask once a week is a great way to deeply clean your pores and gives you radiant-looking skin. All you gotta do is apply it evenly on your face and neck, wait for 15-20 minutes while it gently deep cleans your pores, minimises redness, and calms irritated skin, and then gently wash it off with warm water in circular motions. This way it'll exfoliate your skin too.
Using a toner isn't mandatory but it surely helps the skin. As per skincare fanatics, a toner is used to maintain the skin's pH balance and also reduce the appearance of pores. Sounds super gentle, right?
Did you know that there are a lot of exfoliating toners in the market that great for the skin? The most common being toners that have glycolic acid as they dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin.
If you're looking for an everyday product that slowly exfoliates the skin, then get your hands on a vitamin C serum. It will not only keep your skin looking glowing but also reduce the appearance of scars, protect you from the harsh sunlight, and also gently exfoliates the skin; surely ticks all the right boxes.
Chemical exfoliants are facial acids that help get rid of dead skin cells effectively. So all your facial acids that we've been talking about? They all fall under the umbrella term, chemical exfoliants. When used on the skin, they break bonds, shed top layers of the skin to reveal youthful-looking skin.
Chemical exfoliants can be divided into two parts- AHAs and BHAs!
AHAs or alpha hydroxy acids are a class of chemical compounds derived from plants and animals that are used in a variety of skincare products. The most common AHAs being glycolic, lactic, citric, and hydroxycaprylic acid.
BHAs or beta hydroxy acids are made from sugary fruits that help peel away the surface of your skin. The most common BHA is salicylic acid.
There are a plethora of skincare products that are brimmed with AHAs and BHAs. No, it doesn't harm your skin if you use a skincare product that has both in it but doing a patch test never hurts anybody.
'Coz a little exfoliation works well.
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