A look into exfoliation and how facial skin treatments can help
11 Apr, 2016
There are many misconceptions about exfoliation. Many people believe that it is a necessary part of a thorough skincare routine, while many others think it to be unnecessary or damaging to your skin.
To distinguish the truth from myths, you'll need to understand the different types of exfoliating techniques alongside your products, such as a facial peel, for example. Luckily for you, Claire Francoise are here to help.
Is exfoliation bad for your skin?
The short answer is yes and no. The long answer is, it depends on your exfoliation technique and if you are using the right products for your skin type. Of course, harsh rubbing will not be good for you, especially if you are using a facial product with beads or granules that may scratch the surface of your face, intensified by rough motions.
To start, you'll need to understand that there are two different types of exfoliation - physical and chemical.
Physical exfoliation involves a tool used to brush and slough the top layer of dead skin cells off your face, revealing behind newer, glowing skin. This could be a soft-bristled brush, specifically designed for this purpose, a soft cleaning cloth, sponges or face cleansers with small micro-beads in them, and even microdermabrasion.
Some products contain small beads that help to scrub off dead skin cells for a fresher face. On the other hand, chemical exfoliation involves the use of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA). As explained by WebMD, AHAs contain the likes of lactic, citric and glycolic acids, while a BHA will most commonly come in the form of salicylic acid.
Both AHA and BHAs help to break the bonds down that hold down dead skin cells so they shed more easily, as well as clear up congestion to help target acne, leaving a clean, healthy face.
Looking at exfoliation alongside our facial skin treatments.
At Claire Francoise, we offer a wide range of facial treatments and face peels. Many of them incorporate the use of these chemical exfoliators to gently work on your skin for refined results that last.
The Mini Luxe Facial, for example, is an easy 35-minute all-in-one that includes cleansing, exfoliation and steam pampering, as well as incorporating a masque, serum and moisturiser to enhance the beauty of your skin.
Then there are facial peels that include potent ingredients which work into the layers of your skin with the help of AHAs and BHAs. They clarify, refresh and boost your skin so that you may come out of our clinic with radiant-looking skin. If you want to include exfoliation in a deluxe facial skin treatment, come see us today for an expert consultation.