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Let's Talk Exfoliation - why, how and when

August 02 2022 – Olivia Shaw

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We had a great question from one of our lovely Instagram followers asking about exfoliation so thought we would put a blog post together for you.

Exfoliation is an important step in skincare for multiple reasons; firstly it will help to remove dead skin cells, which is important in order to have fresh glowing skin. Secondly, it will help your other skincare products sink deeper into your skin, thus helping them work more effectively. 

So, now we know why it is important, but how do we do it and when? Well, there are three different types of exfoliation, which we'll explain below, we'll also tell you when is a great time to use these methods. 

Mechanical/Physical Exfoliation

This type of exfoliation uses gentle granules to exfoliate the skin. The granules physically loosen stubborn, dead skin cells that are sitting on the surface of your skin.

How & when? A great way to do this kind of exfoliation is to use our Rosehip Peeling Mask 1-2 times a week and a Muslin Face Cloth everyday.

Chemical Exfoliation

This refers to an acid based exfoliator, which normally contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA's or BHA's). Don't be afraid of the word acid - they are gentle! They work by loosening the bonds between the skin cells to help them shed faster.

How & when? In order to use this method, try one of our award-winning Night Serums, 2-3 nights a week (instead of a face oil) before bed to exfoliate whilst you sleep.

Enzymatic Exfoliation

The enzymes are usually derived from fruit including berries, or rice. They work by digesting the 'glue' that holds dying skin cells together. Enzymatic exfoliation is a good choice for those with sensitive skin as it is even more gentle than AHA chemical exfoliation.

How & when? Use one of our daily cleansers to gently exfoliate with enzymes every morning and night.
Hope you found this blog post helpful!

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