You probably already know that exfoliators are one of the most important cosmeceuticals you can have in your skin care regimen. Exfoliators remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face, eliminating that dull look and giving skin a youthful glow. They also help remove cells that could clog the pores, leading to breakouts and other blemishes. There are two different types of exfoliators and it is important to understand both in order to choose the best cosmeceuticals for you.
Read the Labels on Your Other Cosmeceuticals
Before you even start looking into the types of exfoliators available to you, take a look at the ingredients and product descriptions of your current cosmeceuticals. If they include exfoliators in them, you can stop right there. Over exfoliating your skin is not beneficial and, in fact, can actually cause a great deal of damage. By excessively removing cells from the surface of your skin, you can destroy the barrier protecting your cells and end up with very sensitive skin.
Physical Exfoliators for a Good Scrub
The type of exfoliator you are most likely familiar with is a physical exfoliator. These products have beads, salts, or sugars included in their formula to physically buff away dead skin cells from the surface of the face. This is a preferred option for many people because they like to feel as though they can actually feel the dead skin cells brushing off of their faces. If you do choose this type of exfoliator, be careful not to go overboard on the scrubbing and to be gentle with your skin to avoid abrasions.
Chemical Exfoliators for Sensitive Skin
If you are someone who already has sensitive skin, a chemical exfoliator is most likely going to be your best bet. Do not be afraid of the word chemicals, as it does not refer to any artificial or dangerous ingredients. It simply means that this type of product uses alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids to dissolve away the dead skin cells. There is no rubbing or scrubbing, which would likely irritate skin that is already prone to sensitivity.
Regardless of what type of skin you have, exfoliating is an important part of your skin care routine. If your skin does not respond well to a physical exfoliator, try a chemical option to remove dead skin cells without irritating the healthy one’s underneath.
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