A dull complexion, blemishes, dry skin and uneven makeup, can all be signs that you need to exfoliate your skin. Not exfoliating can even cost you money because your products will not work as well, and you will use more than you would if your skin were free of a build-up of dead skin, oils and dirt. Exfoliation does not have to be complex. In fact, the simpler the treatment, the less likely you are to irritate your skin. When it comes to exfoliation, routine treatments can be performed at home, and periodic professional treatments will give your skin an extra boost.
Cleansing vs. Exfoliation
Cleaners are an important part of your skin care routine. These products are designed to remove oils, dirt, and makeup, as well as bacteria that cause acne. For all their amazing, skin-loving benefits, cleansers are not designed to remove dead skin cells. If you only use a cleanser, your skin may look dull even when you use a high-quality product. Exfoliators remove the dead skin cells. So why is this important? Exfoliating your skin not only gives it a refreshed, healthy appearance, but it also helps your skin care products penetrate deeper into your skin.
Choosing an exfoliator to use at home should take into consideration your skin type and any concerns that you have, such as sensitivity or acne. Consistency is an important part of keeping your skin healthy and radiant, so the products should also fit well into your lifestyle.
For your professional treatment, try a mild chemical peel. Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA, is used to exfoliate the skin, and it may also reduce fine lines, uneven skin tone, and other superficial flaws.
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