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How Should I Exfoliate My Skin?

May 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Beauty Tips, Education, Skin Care, Skin Care Tips

Exfoliating your skin is an important step in any anti-aging skin care, anti-acne skin care or general skin-clarifying regimen. Choosing which type of product or process you use to exfoliate your skin is more important than the act of exfoliating itself.  The wrong products or process can do damage to your skin, even if you can’t see it.  There are many products and treatments out there, if you are going to spend the money, spend it on the right product.

So how do you know what type of exfoliant is right for you?

Exfoliate For Your Skin Type

Whether you choose a chemical exfoliation, granule exfoliation or a combination of both depends on your skin type.  The best thing to do is to speak with an experienced skin care expert who can analyze your skin and determine the best product type for you.

Chemical Exfoliation

Often referred to as a facial chemical peel, a chemical exfoliation can be done with an experienced skin care expert of dermatologist.  There are several different types of chemical peels for mature skin, acne skin, and sum damaged skin.

Light chemical peels (little to no downtime) are used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation, and acne. The solution used for light chemical peels is usually comprised of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, salicylic, or fruit acids. Light chemical peels are ideal for people who want the benefits of a facial peel but do not wish to spend the time required to recover from a deeper peel.

Mechanical Exfoliation

Mechanical exfoliation uses an abrasive to rub off dead skin cells.  Examples of mechanical exfoliation for the face include microdermabrasion or a salt glow for the body.  You can also perform mechanical exfoliation at home with a scrub.  Some scrubs use small, round beads while others use more coarse granules.

Why Is Exfoliation Important?

Your skin is constantly generating new skin cells and older skin cells slough off to make room for the younger cells.  As we age the process of cell turnover slows down, which can cause cells to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells that are clinging on, revealing the fresher, younger skin cells below.

It is possible, however, to over-exfoliate, which will dry and irritate the skin.  Also, using the wrong type of exfoliation for your skin type can do more harm than good.  This is why it is important to consult with a skin care expert or dermatologist before beginning an aggressive skin care regimen.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ.

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5 Responses to “How Should I Exfoliate My Skin?”
  1. Rana Velk says:

    I’ve been doing a lot of researches lately about the topic and this article helped me. It has all the necessary information about anti aging skin products. Thank you so much for posting this.

  2. The post is helpful for me to know the viable product. :) Thanks :D

  3. Melanie Long says:

    the side-effects of a bad chemical peel is horrible, i’d stay away from chemical peels;;;


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