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Exfoliation: Out With the Old and in With the New

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Exfoliation involves the removal of dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. Skin cells renew approximately every 30 days. If the old cells build up, the appearance of skin can be dull, flat and prone to blemishes. The removal of these cells will make your skin appear brighter and youthful. In addition, exfoliation will improve the penetration of skin care products. In the winter months, exfoliation is especially important since skin is drier and there is less humidity in the atmosphere.

Luckily, there are many exfoliating products that aid in the cell turnover process, Skinceuticals® Retexturing Activator, SkinCeuticals® LHA Cleansing Gel, Restorsea™ 10x and Lytera® 2-0 by SkinMedica®.

When products are not enough, HydraFacial®, Silkpeel®, microdermabrasion and chemical peels can be very effective. These treatments are usually followed with product recommendations for home use.

Although exfoliation can be a great way to get glowing skin, individuals with particular skin types should limit the amount of exfoliation for their skin. For example, people with acne prone skin should be mindful of breakouts caused from too much roughness on their skin. Products that are too harsh can cause sensitive skin to become irritated. Darker complexions must be cautious because they can be prone to pigmentation changes.

Meet with one of our estheticians for a free consultation to see what exfoliation techniques are recommended for your skin type.