Exfoliation is a vital step in any skincare regimen. If done weekly, it can transform dull and uneven skin into a youthful, glowing complexion. However, most people do not know that there are actually two different methods of exfoliation: chemical and mechanical. Chemical exfoliation relies on the active ingredients to absorb or peel away dead and dull skin, while mechanical exfoliation buffs skin using a physical component like seeds, beads, or a cloth.
Chemical exfoliation with active fruit enzymes is a particularly effective method of exfoliation that doesn’t cause irritation. Enzymes found in fruits like pumpkin, pineapple, and papaya eat away and absorb pore-clogging debris. This method of exfoliation is ideal to clear skin as well as protecting sensitive skin since there is less chance of irritation than with mechanical exfoliation. Try UltraLuxe’s Enzyme Peeling Cream which uses Pumpkin, Beta-Carotene, and Cardamom to gently slough away dull skin and reveal an immediate glow. This can be done 1-3 times a week to promote a healthy, luminescent complexion.
Mechanical exfoliation tends to be a bit tricky. Many exfoliating scrubs on the market are too harsh, causing tiny nicks in the skin which, over time, can cause skin to become more rough and irritated. Since the goal of exfoliation is to soften and even skin, it is crucial to use a scrub that is gentle and non-irritating. UltraLuxe’s Triple Action Organic Scrub – available in Clear, Maintenance, Discoloration and Sensitive, uses Linipack seeds, which will gently polish, smooth, and brighten skin, without causing harm. Additionally, the Triple Action Organic Scrub is infused with Lactic Acid so skin will also benefit from mild chemical exfoliation.
Exfoliation is one of the fastest and most effective ways to transform your complexion. Whether opting for chemical, mechanical or alternating between both, you can be sure to make a lasting impression when you exfoliate using the right products. Give exfoliation a try and reveal that beautiful smooth and glowy skin!