Skin as dry as the desert?
The key to getting rid of the dry skin is to exfoliate! Exfoliation is probably one of the more important steps in your routine as it removes the top layer of dead skin cells which are otherwise absorbing your skincare products lessening their results! It also preps the skin correctly for any products applied afterwards allowing them to penetrate further, to work more effectively. After exfoliating, your skin will be left smoother, soft and brighter- who doesn’t want that?!
Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times per week depending on your skin type but be careful not to over do it as this can strip the skin causing more harm than good!
Types of exfoliation:
Physical exfoliators normally consist of tiny beads or granules that physically remove the dead skin cells. To use, dampen hands and massage into the skin focusing on any areas of congestion such as around the nose, mouth, chin and forehead. Keep wetting your hands to provide more slip and glide.
Avoid if you have open papules on the skin as it will only just cause bacteria to spread.
Examples:Eve Taylor Exfoliating Scrub or Eve Taylor Micro Fine Daily Exfoliant
Chemical exfoliators combine the use of enzymes or acids. Most people avoid these thinking that they are harsh when fact they can be gentler than physical exfoliators, making them very good for sensitive skins. They work by breaking down the “glue” that is holding onto the dead skin cells, allowing them to fall off, revealing a brighter, clearer complexion.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids): Glycolic and Lactic Acid are made suitable for most skin types including sensitive skin.
BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids): Salicylic Acid is excellent for acne/breakout prone skin or skin coarse in texture.
Examples:Eve Taylor AHA Exfoliant
Check out the above products and let me know how they worked for you