If you're new to skincare, you might be bombarded with a lot of skincare jargons and products. Don't let that scare you. One very popular jargon used in skincare is 'exfoliating'. In today's post, we explore the world of exfoliation.
Exfoliation - What is it?
In simple terms, exfoliation means removing dead or old skin cells from the surface or outer layer of the skin. Contrary to popular beliefs, exfoliation can be done on the entire body and not just the face.
Types of Exfoliation
There are basically three (3) main types of exfoliation
This is probably the most common type of exfoliation. It involves the application of a scrub, often granular in nature, on the surface of the skin to remove any dead cells which clogs the pores. There are different products on the market for physical exfoliation. However, the Face and Body Scrub from Kaydua Luxury stands tall.
With five different variants, you're spoilt for choice. The good thing is, each variant plays a vital role. The coffee is designed to be extra exfoliating, moringa helps with skin brightening and anti-aging, whilst activated charcoal purifies. Ghana chocolate is moisturizing and the hibiscus has anti-aging and moisturizing properties. One thing runs through them though, they all do a good job of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin thereby improving its tone and texture.
Don't be alarmed by the word 'chemical'. This type of exfoliation is simply using acids to rid the skin of dead skin cells. Dermatologists usually use higher acid concentrations in the form of chemical peels. Compared with physical exfoliants, chemical exfoliants penetrate deeper into the skin and must be used under supervision.
This involves using a device to exfoliate. Beauty parlours and spas usually opt for mechanical exfoliation through microdermabrasion sessions and laser treatments.
The type of exfoliation chosen usually depends on the skin type, skin concern and the expected outcome.
As it is with anything, exfoliation has its benefits.
Benefits of Exfoliation
- Removes impurities and unclogs pores
- Moisturizers penetrate the skin better and work more effectively
- There's an instant glow-up after exfoliation
- Slows down the ageing process
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Sets the tone right for makeup
- Smoothens the face
Frequency of Exfoliation
Dermatologists and skincare experts recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week, particularly if you're physically exfoliating. Chemical exfoliants with very low acidic contents could also be used 2-3 times a week. With mechanical exfoliation, the frequency usually depends on the recommendations of a Certified Dermatologist.
If you had any qualms about exfoliating, we hope this post clears them all. Do your skin a favour and include exfoliation in your skincare routine. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram