Now that we’re well into the new year, you may have forgotten about all of your good intentions. Maybe you’ve slacked on your diet, exercise, or even skin care routine.
All of these little daily habits can have a big impact on how fast your skin clears, or if it remains broken out for years to come.
But hey… none of us are perfect, right?
Still… there are some habits that take so little time and energy yet lead to huge benefits when it comes to your skin, that it’s just silly to leave them out of your skincare routine.
We’re going to talk about one of those simple habits today.
And it’s actually one that many people forget about, or just don’t add into their skincare routines on a regular basis… but this is a mistake.
We’re talking about exfoliation.
Exfoliating your skin is a simple step that has big benefits, such as unclogging pores, removing dead skin, and eliminating bacteria (all of which lead to breakouts).
Of course, you want to be careful to exfoliate gently (so you don’t irritate your skin even more). But you should never be skipping this step entirely.
Quick Tip: Do you regularly forget important steps in your skincare routine? Try creating a fun and easy to use checklist. Hang it by your sink so you remember to cover all your bases every day and night.
Although exfoliation is a simple step, picking your exfoliator can be a bit more complex. There are a few different categories to choose from.
Mechanical exfoliator – think sugar scrubs or microbeads.
Chemical exfoliator – like glycolic, salicylic and mandelic acid.
Enzyme peels – made from pineapples, pumpkins or papaya.
It is very important to choose the right exfoliator for your unique skin type and acne type. Over- exfoliating your skin can cause irritation, redness and sometimes, even more breakouts.
Here are some tips on how to choose the right exfoliator for your unique skin type.
Mechanical exfoliators: if your skin is very oily, non-sensitive and covered with non-inflamed breakouts (meaning those tiny clogged pores under the skin) the best choice for you is a mechanical exfoliator. These gentle scrubs can provide the extra exfoliation for your skin to unclog those oil filled bumps under the skin.
Chemical exfoliators: can be used for all acne types but they are most beneficial for someone who has inflamed or combination type of acne. Depending on the strength of the product these acids can gently slough off dead skin cells and unclog unwanted clogged pores. A serum containing Mandelic Acid is a great form of a chemical exfoliator.
Enzyme peels: these are the most gentle form of exfoliation and beneficial for those who have extra sensitive and reactive skin type. These natural fruit enzymes are great to gently eliminate dead skin cells from dehydration or over-exfoliation of the skin. These products designed to calm, soothe irritated skin while providing a gentle exfoliation. Perfect to use during professional treatments right before extractions.
Regular exfoliation is one of the main building blocks of achieving clear, beautiful skin, so make sure to incorporate it into your regular skincare routine. It’s the only way to clear the skin of damaging dead skin cells and harmful bacteria, so both your pores and skin can remain clear.
If you’re having trouble deciding which products are best for you, just schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation. We’ll chat about your unique skin challenges, then point you in the right direction.
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