All You Need to Know about EXFOLIATING

Have you ever wondered why your expensive creams and serums don’t seem to be doing what they promise? This is possibly due to dead skin and clogged pores that arise with cellular turnover, acting as a barrier hindering skincare products from penetrating deep into the skin. 

There are different types of exfoliators to help resurface dull and tired skin, depending on your skin type and condition.

Take our skin assessment here to learn more about your skin needs and concerns.

Types of Exfoliators

Physical exfoliators

When most people say exfoliation, this is often what comes to mind. Physical exfoliators usually contain small particles to manually scrub away dead cells on the surface of the skin. Those with sensitive skin may want to be cautious not to over-use physical exfoliators as they may prove harsh and abrasive to sensitive skin.

Chemical exfoliators

Chemical exfoliators are probably the most commonly used types of exfoliators in the current trend, as they consist of acids that react with the skin to dissolve dead skin cells and break down the dull and rough outermost surface of the skin (Stratum corneum). Common chemical exfoliators include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), and poly-hydroxy acids (PHAs).

Try our PURITO ABP Triple Synergy Liquid
for gentle and mild exfoliation without irritation.

Enzyme exfoliators.

Enzyme exfoliators are the new rage, they come straight from nature and often contain extracts from fruits such as papaya, citrus and pineapples. They work more slowly and gently than AHAs to digest dead skin cells, resulting in a more gradual process of the skin’s natural exfoliation. These exfoliators have added anti-inflammatory properties, making them ideal for dry, sensitive and aging skin.

 
nacific fresh herb origin toner
Our NACIFIC Fresh Herb Origin Toner provides enzymatic exfoliation
and deep hydration for your face.

Why should you exfoliate?

Exfoliating helps in unclogging pores, soaking up oil and smoothing the skin’s texture and tone.

Using an exfoliating acid on your skin is like a fresh new start; by gently resurfacing the top layer of the epidermis, a well-placed acid can clear breakouts, reduce redness and scars and turn back the clock on those burgeoning furrows.

Exfoliate to lift away dry, dead skin and reveal the fresh and healthy layers of skin underneath – helping your skin to look healthier, younger and more vibrant!

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