Exfoliation Is Key To Healthy Glowing Skin
During winter our skin tends to become dry and flaky which causes many people to compensate by slathering skin with a heavy moisturizer, but that only temporarily resolves the problem. The best way to get hydrated glowing skin is to exfoliate and then moisturize. This process will remove built up dried skin cells and reveal new healthier skin.
There are generally two methods used to exfoliate skin:
1. Chemical Exfoliants are peels, masks, or serums containing AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) and BHA (beta hydroxy acids), and other beneficial acids like retinoic, glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids, as well as fruit enzymes. This type of exfoliant can provide deeper exfoliation as the acids will penetrate skin and dissolve dead skin cells.
2. Physical Exfoliants like scrubs and cleansing brushes can exfoliate the dead surface skin cells and reveal more radiant skin.
Proper exfoliation helps unclog pores, reduce hyper-pigmentation like brown spots, and slows down the aging process by activating cell regeneration and revealing smoother youthful skin. It's always best proceed with caution when initially testing out these exfoliation methods. I find that my skin looks its best when I rotate the two methods on a weekly basis.