Three exfoliating treatments in one tube
Any conversation about skin—whether its health, its appearance or how to take care of it—should include exfoliation, but this one word can have different meanings for different people. You may think exfoliation is just another step in your skincare routine, but in fact, it’s a natural process that your skin performs on its own. In an ideal (i.e. youthful) world, your skin’s cells reproduce and flake off at a rate that essentially gives you brand-new skin every 28 days—but unfortunately this process slows down with age. That’s why it’s important to give the natural exfoliation process a helping hand with exfoliating products. By removing the buildup of dead cells on the skin’s surface, you reveal and maintain a fresh, radiant, smooth complexion.
But there’s more… In addition to the skin’s natural exfoliation, there are three different types of skincare-based exfoliation: Physical, chemical and enzymatic. Each works in a different way, and some are better for certain skin types than others. Here’s the lowdown…
Physical exfoliation: Also known as manual exfoliation, this method uses granules or bristles that scrub away dead cells with friction.
Chemical exfoliation: Ingredients such as alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids help melt the bonds that keep dead cells on the skin’s surface, in turn making it easier for them to flake off on their own.
Enzymatic exfoliation: Enzymes basically eat dead skin cells (and nothing else), making this the ideal type of exfoliation for sensitive skin.
Are you still with me? I hope so, because the point of this post is to tell you about a product that incorporates all three types of exfoliation—and after using it once, you won’t believe your eyes (or the feeling on your fingertips). It’s called Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish, and I recommend you get it STAT. Formulated with professional-grade microdermabrasion crystals (physical), glycolic acid (chemical) and papaya enzymes, it’s a sure-fire way to improve your skin’s radiance and texture.
And it’s so easy to use… You massage it over your entire face for 30 seconds to get the physical exfoliation (although it’s not as “scrubby” as you’d think it would be), and then leave it on for two minutes to get the chemical and enzyme exfoliation benefits. After you rinse it off, you’ll love how your skin looks and feels, and you may also notice that your other skincare products absorb just a little bit better. I have a standing date with this skin-smoother twice a week—and you should, too!