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Exfoliation is the name of the game when it comes to skin care. It can do wonders for a person’s skin. While it adds a few more steps to our routine, the result is quite worth it. The treatment can get rid of dead skin cells leaving it looking healthy and glowing. SKINNEY Medspa is featured on Skincare.com in an article titled, “Experts Breakdown the Right Way To Exfoliate Every Skin Type.” Beauty professionals share their tips on exfoliation for dry, oily, and mature, and normal skin.

There are two types of exfoliation methods – physical and chemical. Professionals say physical exfoliation means you’re scrubbing the skin with an abrasive formula. This can include ingredients like sugar or salt crystals with skin care brushes, loofahs, or sponges. Chemical exfoliation, or chemical peels, is using products that have alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, or enzymes.

dry skin exfoliation

If you deal with dry skin, Josie Holmes, esthetician at SKINNEY Medspa says find a gentle exfoliator. “Dry skin types should look for an exfoliant with AHAs, BHAs, or small granules to assist in the exfoliation process.” says Holmes. If you are looking for a chemical exfoliant, find one with glycolic acid. Experts say it causes cellular turnover on the skin’s surface without stripping it. Exfoliate dry skin once or twice a week.

oily skin exfoliation

Exfoliating your oily skin shouldn’t be a problem if you find one with salicylic acid or a scrub with ingredients that absorb oil. Examples would be charcoal or clay. Don’t scrub too hard or it can cause micro-tears that result in skin irritation and inflammation. Holmes says, “Oily skin types can generally tolerate exfoliating up to three times a week.” If you have oily skin and also deal with acne, add a retinol into your routine.

mature skin exfoliation

Exfoliation for mature skin could include a retinol. Experts think it’s one of the better options because it can exfoliate the surface of the skin, but it’s not too harsh. If you’re concerned about wrinkles, a retinol works deeper into the skin to force cellular turnover and can promote younger looking skin. Exfoliate two or three times a week.

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normal skin exfoliation

People with normal skin can exfoliate in either a physical or chemical way. Find an exfoliator with glycolic acid and follow it up with a skin serum. It will soften the appearance of the skin. Exfoliate two or three times a week.

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