Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Hello my friends,

This week let’s talk about exfoliation for the skin!

First of all what is exfoliating? This is when you use a product or a brushing machine to help remove the upper layer of dead skin cells. In return you will have a more radiant and smooth texture to your skin. There are many benefits you can get by exfoliating your skin. One benefit is to help clear away debris from the pore openings and allowing moisturizers and other treatments to penetrate into the skin deeper. This will allow you to get the most benefits from your skin products. Exfoliating is an important step in your home regimen, but for those of you who have sensitive skin that's red, irritated, thin or fragile; skin that has visible blood vessels or under a doctor’s care with medical treatments should take caution. Over exfoliating can defeat the purpose of getting the ultimate benefit and that's having radiant and smooth to touch skin.

There are two ways to exfoliate which are mechanical and chemical:

* Mechanical exfoliation is when you use granular scrubs, a brushing machine, or microdermabrasion.
* Chemical exfoliation is when you use products that have alpha-hydroxy acids, salicylic acids or beta-hydroxy acids.

These different acids will give the same benefits that mechanical exfoliation would do. Some product suggestions I have are beneficial in exfoliating:

• Neutrogena's Visibly Even foaming cleanser, this product helps with brightening your skin with essential soy and will leave your skin soft and smooth.

• Another suggestion is Dermalogica's Overnight Clearing Gel, this will treat your skin while you sleep by preventing future breakouts and relieve congestion.

• Dermalogica's Gentle Cream Exfoliant, this product has lactic and salicylic acids that will help with removing dead skin cells and speed cell renewal.

• Also to help exfoliate your skin mechanically is Dermalogica's face brush that can be used with your favorite face cleanser.

These are some of my suggestions on home treatments. Remember to also use a moisturizer as well after treating your skin. Your skin is more open to receiving the benefits of moisture after exfoliation. I also recommend to see a skin care specialist every 4-6 weeks to get the results you want in the long run...Some things need to be done with a professional in order to reap all the benefits of having radiant, soft and smooth skin.

If you would like to see me you can email me at renewyouwithdrew@yahoo.com to set up an appointment.

Before I go, as always remember to embrace your face.


1 comment:

  1. Drew, I really enjoy your posts. I have to admit I am all about my skin, most of all my face. I use Origins skin care line and have had GREAT results. I was actually told that my skin is very healthy (don't know how cause I drink soooo much Coffee). I love natural skin care. Keep 'em (the post)coming!


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