Exfoliating the Right Way

October 15, 2010

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Everyone has had days when they feel that their skin is dull, grayish, rough and overly dry. So what do we usually do? Exfoliate our skin! Here’s the problem though – most women rely on scrubs instead of professional exfoliations. Scrubs seem more convenient and cheaper, but in the long run using a scrub on your skin is like rubbing it against sand paper; it only makes your skin rougher and strips away vital nutrients.

That’s why I recommend exfoliations to be done professionally every 4 – 6 weeks. I work with fifteen different types of peels, from enzyme to chemical peels that range from mild to strong. It is extremely important that you start with a mild peel if it’s your first time and slowly build up from that. My peels not only take away dead skin and rejuvenates new skin, but also help to get rid of acne, fine lines and wrinkles.

If you really don’t have time for a professional peel, the only product I recommend on the market is Dermalogica Microfoliant. It’s a rice-based formula that exfoliates your skin and should be used every other week. Always remember to follow exfoliations by hydrating your skin. Vitamin-E oil is a girl’s best friend for keeping away wrinkles and balancing skin.

I can’t stress more about how important it is to exfoliate your skin the correct way, and I encourage everyone to try a professional peel at least once just so you see the difference! What exfoliation products are you currently using?