We are a little obsessed with exfoliation if we are honest. It is not that we are clean freaks or anything of that sort but rather through our experience proper exfoliation preps our skin for better absorption of lotions and serums. It is a key step towards a healthier glowing skin.
Our skin takes a battering as the day progresses, soaking up the environmental stressors, make up, dead skin cells and dirt. As our pores are clogged they cause our complexion to appear rather dull and dehydrated, not to mention potentially leading to acne breakouts.
We get asked a lot about the proper or correct time of day to exfoliate. Well, there is none. Just adjust it according to your individual routines and lifestyle demands.
WHY DO WE EXFOLIATE?
Exfoliation is about removing dead skin cells, impurities, oils and dirt build up that clogs our pores. By exfoliating regularly, we not only remove the build-up it also enhances our skin's ability to absorb that expensive anti-aging serum or even the acne medicine.
It is very important to note that you should always consider your skin type and choose a safe exfoliation method or product according to your skin type. This is so that it does not damage your skin or potentially lead to increased redness or acne breakouts.
HOW DO WE EXFOLIATE?
Typically, the exfoliants that we use are of chemical and physical in composition.
Firstly, we prefer chemical compositions that are based on fruit acids and gentle on the skin.
Secondly, we prefer plant based abrasive agents as the physical composition. Say NO to microbeads please.
On occasions, we make use of Muslin cloths and soft cleansing brushes to complement our cleansing and exfoliation routine. Avoid rough, coarse and abrasive cleansing brushes as they might cause micro-tears in your skin. In our experience, these scrubs are just not as effective of an exfoliant compared to AHA and BHA exfoliants.
We would recommend exfoliating 2-3 times per week but it all comes down to how your skin feels. Test and pick what works best for your skin.
Try our unique bioactive 1-Minute Facial + Exfoliant
The unique formula using bioactive native Australian AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) – consisting of Lilly Pilly, Kakadu Plum & Quandong helps to remove dead skin layers and enhance cell turnover.
Biodegradable Sandalwood and Tea Tree Powder granules combine to gently buff off dirt and oil to unclog pores, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. In addition, the antioxidant and soothing properties help to protect the newly revealed cells.
- AHA & BHAs are known to combat aging skin.
- Assists to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Unclogging of pores and shedding of the outer layer of skin cells.
- Improves skin texture, complexion and hydration.