Hi, I’m Natalie Otto – licensed Esthetician and Corporate Educator at Repêchage.
As we are transitioning out of winter into spring, now is the time to exfoliate.
What is EXFOLIATION?
Exfoliation means getting rid of dead skin cells. Too much dead skin cell build up does not allow for products to penetrate the skin, and not exfoliating will leave your skin dull looking. You should be exfoliating between 2 and 3 times a week in order to revive your skin for a healthy glow!
A.H.A vs. B.H.A vs. Granular Exfoliants… What’s the difference?
AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)
There are many different types of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which actually are derived from natural sources.
BHAs (Best Hydroxy Acids)
Another type of acids is Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) or Salicylic Acid which is derived from willowbark. Salicylic Acid is best for treating acne and oily skin types, as it helps reduce oily build up.
Oatmeal, Almond Meal and Rice Bran Wax are examples of physical or granular exfoliants. All of these help to remove dead skin cells and are biodegradable.
Where can these exfoliants be found?
Don’t forget to exfoliate this spring, and thank you for watching!