Skin Exfoliation – Good👍or Bad👎?

Women with smooth skin after dermaplaning

Skin Exfoliation – Good👍or Bad👎?

Exfoliation is good for your skin – that is, if it’s done correctly. Over exfoliation leads to dry, sensitive and inflamed skin. Visit a skin care pro for a professional exfoliation treatment and to learn proper home care techniques for keeping your skin exfoliated and healthy.

Do you know the different types of exfoliation? Let’s take a quick look at 3 exfoliating ingredients.

Enzymatic Exfoliation: Considered the “Pac Man” in skincare. The most gentle form of exfoliation that uses fruit enzymes to eat away the dead skin cells sitting on the surface of our skin, helping to smooth and brighten any complexion.

Chemical Exfoliants: Dissolve and detach “the glue” that holds skin cells together. Chemical exfoliants go in and dissolve and detach the dead skin cells, allowing for a mild to deep exfoliation. Many chemical exfoliants are made from fruits and plants. Chemical peels help reduce signs of aging, sun damage, acne and oily skin.

Mechanical Exfoliation: Physically rubbing and removing dead skin cells from the skin to reveal smooth, fresh skin. Ingredients like jojoba beads, micro beads and refined powders are used in a variety of cleansers and masques to safety remove dead skin build-up.  Ingredients that are too textured or abrasive, like walnut or apricot shell, can cause trauma by creating micro tears in the skin, making some skin conditions like acne even worse. Just because it has an abrasive texture doesn’t mean it’s better.

At The Skin Care Coach, we use a variety of exfoliation techniques based on your individual skin type. One or more methods of exfoliation may be used during your customized treatment to give you smooth, polished and glowing skin!