Exfoliation is probably a staple of your skincare routine.
And if it’s not, well, it should be.
It doesn’t just soften the complexion. By buffing away dead cells, exfoliating reveals glowing skin and gets rid of any dullness. By stimulating collagen, a good scrub can also make the skin look more plump and youthful. Plus, a scrubbed face is the perfect base for other skincare, allowing products to be absorbed more easily.
The dangers of exfoliation
However, did you know that some exfoliants can do more harm than good?
If you use an overly harsh scrub or you exfoliate too often, you can cause micro-tears in the skin. This could lead to long-lasting damage by compromising the skin’s barrier function, dehydrating your complexion and ultimately leading to an increased chance of spots.
That’s why a gentler approach is often the better option, even if it does feel slightly less satisfying. Let us walk you through all of the products that are going to help you achieve your dream skin, without the risk of causing damage!
Codex Beauty’s Bia Exfoliating Wash
This cleanser softly polishes the skin, providing a circulation boost and ensuring that dull, dry skin cells are removed. However, with its plant oils and fine grains, it also ensures that the skin’s barrier isn’t compromised, meaning your complexion won’t be left dried out.
TRUE Skincare’s Organic Gentle Superfood Exfoliator
No irritation. No damage. Just a finely milled formula that is as gloriously natural as all of TRUE’s products. This new staple blends kaolin, oatmeal, maca and eucalyptus oil. Use twice a week for best results!
Neighbourhood Botanicals’ Konjac Sponge
For exfoliation that is gentle enough to use both evening and night, this konjac sponge is the answer. Simply wet it and use it to cleanse the skin (or to remove cleanser), whilst also giving the complexion a slight buff.
Evolve’s Liquid Radiance Glycolic Toner
For chemical exfoliation that reveals glowing skin in a flash, opt for this miracle product from Evolve. Fruit AHAs work to exfoliate and refine the skin, without irritation.
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