Exfoliation is an integral part of your skincare routine to buff away dead skin cells and assist you in achieving amazing looking skin. The first practice of exfoliation is credited to the ancient Egyptians and has also been used in Asia, specifically in China, during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1944).
Did you know: In the Middle Ages, wine was used as a chemical exfoliant, with tartaric acid as the active agent.
What exactly does exfoliation do? How do you properly exfoliate? In this blog we explore these topics and help assist you on the exfoliation process.
Exfoliation in depth:
The skin has three layers, each with its own role.
The lowest layer consists of subcutaneous fat, which provides insulation, energy storage and shock absorption.
Above that is the dermis, which contains blood vessels, nerves, sweat and oil glands and hair follicles.
The top layer is the epidermis, the skin's main protective barrier and the level where drying occurs. It consists of stacked layers of cells that are constantly in transition, as younger living cells rise from the lower part of the epidermis and eventually die and fall off after reaching the surface.
This continuous cycle completely renews about once a month. This is why exfoliating at least once a week is so important, to help remove the dead skin cells.
How do you exfoliate?
After cleansing with your Petitgrain cleanser, using our Prebiotic + C exfoliator mix the powder with water to create a paste and apply to the face.
Exfoliate using circular motions, paying special attention to problem areas. Rinse.
Suggested Use: 1-3 times per week. Gentle enough for use as a daily exfoliator for all skin types.
Once you have uncovered a brighter and more even tone complexion by exfoliating with the Prebiotic + C cleanser you can apply a generous amount of the Intensive Dermal Repair Moisture Balm to your face, neck and decolletage to lock moisture in and protect the skin.
You can even follow with your face oils, serums and moisturisers as well.
There you have it, now you are an expert in exfoliation!