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Chemical Exfoliation is a process that most women swear by. But why is this so? What are chemical exfoliators and which ones are the best? Here’s a sneak peek!
Simply put, chemical exfoliators are safe acids that help to get rid of the dead skin cells and improve or increase the cell turnover cycle; giving the client an improved complexion, glow and brighter looking face. This process also fades scars, sunspots or any other blemishes that might be present on the face.
The right use
For the ones who are just entering the world of chemical exfoliation, here is a word of caution, do a patch test before you use the product. Never layer two exfoliators together. In the beginning, use exfoliators that have gentler acids and lower concentration. To apply, use your fingertips if it is a liquid and use a cotton pad if it is a lotion or a gel. Rinse after several minutes. Before you use any product, it is best to consult your dermatologist and ask for his advice.
Best-selling chemical exfoliators
- For the ones who are beginning, a combination of cleanser and an exfoliating acid is recommended because the risk of sensitizing the skin is minimal. Here, the product is applied and washed off in a minute. This gives the acid some time to exfoliate the skin but not enough to lead to over-exfoliation. Among the good exfoliating cleansers for beginners include a hydrating oat cleanser for dry to normal skin and an oil control face wash for oily, acne-prone skin. The latter contains 4% exfoliating acid (PHA).
- Another safe way to enter chemical exfoliation is to look at mild AHA serums. One such option is a beginner’s exfoliating serum with approximately 5% lactic acid and 1.5% probiotic. Bringing forth gentle exfoliation along with barrier strengthening benefits, the serum is slightly more viscous than water. To the skin, it is not sticky or greasy as it slightly has thicker consistency than water. Apply just a few drops on dry and clean skin at night, follow this up with a moisturizer for a refreshed and brighter skin.
- Bringing forth a mix of 10% Mandelic Acid, 2% Niacinamide, 1% Hyaluronic Acid, this beginner-friendly chemical exfoliants is available in the form of mulberry and mandelic acid peel. With the added benefits of mulberry and papaya extracts, this peel has a slightly thicker consistency. Use as a wash-off mask or an overnight serum, this product soothes and hydrates the skin and helps brighten it.
- A good option for oily skin is a serum that contains a combination of 5% Mandelic Acid, 0.5% Salicylic Acid, and 2% PHA. While the Salicylic Acid is a great option for oily skin, it may feel slightly sticky on the skin. With added benefits of soothing Centella, this product feels gentle and hydrating on the skin. Best serum to reduce dullness and unclog pores.
- The other serum that works exceptionally well for the oily skin type is an overnight resurfacing serum that contains a mix of Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid, as well as Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD), which is an Azelaic Acid derivative. This serum feels extremely light-weight with a watery consistency and a milky hue. It is best if you are seeking skin that looks radiant and refined due to the presence of AHAs in the formula. For a calming effect, you must apply a few drops of serum on dry and clean skin. Beneficial to all skin types, the serum is also effective for reducing acne and redness as well.
Note* It is advisable that before using any product on your skin a consultation be fixed with the dermatologist just to better understand your skin type and the remedies that your skin seeks.
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