Facial exfoliators are the one-stop-shop product that promises to purge dull skin and dead cells, revealing a newer, glowing complexion underneath. From stimulating collagen in a matter of minutes to better absorption of skincare products – exfoliation makes our skin look fresh and function better. The downside of this beauty practice? It can be irritating depending on your skin type or the exfoliant you’re using (which can be anything from a physical grain to a chemical exfoliant). But DW, not all hope is lost as microexfoliation could be your sweet spot.
To help you rock a post-facial glow, we got into the details of microexfoliation. What are you waiting for? Your baby-fresh skin awaits. Keep scrolling to know how to copy it.
Think of micro-exfoliation as a kinder, gentler choice, one that delivers all the performance factors you want from a good exfoliant – refreshing, renewing, smoothing – but without the harsh tactics. Instead of using physical scrubs which consist of granular or beaded particles, microexfoliation uses milder enzymes, foaming bicarbonates or skincare acids in low percentages. The best part? This can be done more frequently and be all skin types because, unlike physical scrubs, they do not abrase the skin or cause inflammation. You can treat pigmentation, fine lines, acne, and dullness with this skincare technique.
No matter your skin type, we would not recommend exfoliating every day of the week even if it’s with a microfoliant. You can exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week or as and when you feel the need. In case you’ve over-exfoliated, your skin can be irritated, red and can feel taut and tight. If your skin is feeling that way, you’ll want to remove the exfoliating ingredient from your routine for the time being. Treat your skin with pH balanced products that’ll repair, hydrate, and soothe the skin. Look out for ingredients like shea butter, squalene, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid, all of which helps to build up the skin barrier and keep irritation at bay.
Talking about acids, it’s best to stick with milder ones like lactic acid, malic acid, and mandelic acid, which increase cell turnover by stimulating collagen and resulting in newer, more healthy skin. If you’ve extremely sensitive skin, opting for enzymatic exfoliants would be a safer bet. Enzymatic scrubs are infused with papain or other fruit enzymes that help break down the keratin in the skin’s upper layer, giving you a fresher, smoother complexion.
This famous bestseller has rice enzymes and papain that helps slough away dead skin cells and leave behind a plump-looking and glowing complexion. It’s truly a 5-star product loved by beauty savants worldwide.
The skincare superstar stays at the top of everyone’s list of holy grails and it is almost always sold out. It’s key ingredients are hydrated silica, glycerine and aloe extracts that gently accelerate cell renewal to reveal a more glowy and luminous skin.
Dreaming of smooth, polished skin? Well, this is the product to call on. Not only do you get a radiant glow after you’re done with using them; they also help clear up those deep-rooted blackheads you think have taken a permanent residence on your face.
Another product coined a “miracle”, this foaming enzyme powder gently alleviates those common beauty blunders like acne scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Rice extracts and fruit enzymes combine to rejuvenate the skin in an incredibly refreshing way.
To make sure that the exfoliating session doesn’t strip the skin of all it’s moisture, it’s important to apply a hydrating moisturiser and skin serum following your exfoliation to help your skin retain maximum glow and look radiant. We recommend using this brightening essence to leave your skin with just-got-a-facial glow.
To maximize the efficacy of this essence, treat your skin with a layer of moisturiser and get ready to rock a youthful-looking radiant skin.
Be a glow-getter!
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