Is your exfoliator damaging your skin?
If you’ve noticed your skin looks dull, dry or ashy, chances are you’re not exfoliating enough or using a product that just isn’t cutting it. Often, it’s a case of the latter. Far too many of the exfoliators you’ll find in department stores simply aren’t scrubby enough to truly rid your skin of old, dead skin cells. Then, on the other side of the spectrum, you get exfoliators that are actually too harsh. This is often the case with scrubs that use ground up natural ingredients like walnut shell. If you were able to zoom in on each grain, you’d see their edges can be jagged and spikey, so they make microscopic tears in your skin.
So, in a world where you can’t trust every exfoliator that comes your way, it’s best to play it safe by trusting your face with a highly-skilled skincare therapist such as those you’ll find at Skin Renewal. They’ll be able to recommend a clinic quality brand that will help you reveal a brighter, fresher looking skin.
Take three winning picks
These are just three of many brilliant exfoliating products you’ll find at Skin Renewal branches nationwide as well as in our Online Skin Shop:
Lamelle Correctives Cathepzyme 1 contains exfoliating enzymes that work much the same way the enzymes that occur naturally in the top layers of your skin work. It’s a great pick for anyone with sensitive skin.
NeoStrata Smooth Surface Daily Peel consists of a tub of 36 pads and a peel solution containing 10% glycolic acid. They can be used daily, provided your skin has built a tolerance to high strength AHAs.
SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight contains 10% glycolic acid as well as hydrating jojoba and sunflower seed oils. It’s a good choice for anyone with a drier skin type.
Peel like a pro
Exfoliating at home is one thing, but if you really want to rid yourself of the uppermost layers of your skin Skin Renewal offers several ways to do it. Getting a series of professional exfoliating treatments will boost your skin’s radiance factor and, if you’re dealing with pigmentation, speed up the rate at which it fades. It can also enhance the penetration of any other products you’re using, so you’ll get more bang for your buck.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to exfoliate in-office is via a microdermabrasion treatment. This involves running a jet stream of air across the surface of your skin that brushes it with a constant flurry of medical grade micro-crystals. These gently but very effectively buffs away any dead skin cells in a way that’s completely painless. In fact, if anything, you’ll feel a rather pleasant tickling sensation. Also, thanks to the vacuum effect, the treatment stimulates your skin’s circulation in a way that gives you a lovely-looking glow.
Another great way to shed old, dead skin cells is via a peel. We offer a wide array of peels at Skin Renewal that range from those that are very mild and with zero down time to much more intensive options. One of our most gentle peels is the Beta Hydroxy Peel that uses beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, but is especially beneficial for anyone struggling with acne as BHA has the ability to penetrate deep into your pores to keep them clean and clear.
The bottom line
Exfoliating is key when it comes to taking good care of your skin. It will help reveal a clearer, brighter-looking complexion, improve product penetration and minimise the appearance of pigmentation. If you feel like your exfoliator isn’t working as hard as it should or contains jagged particles that might be damaging your skin, step into Skin Renewal. Our highly trained therapists can help you find the right product and suggest in-office exfoliating treatments that deliver incredible results!