How to Get Glowing Skin by Exfoliating

Everyone wants glowing skin and the way to get it is through exfoliation. However, there is a fine line between exfoliating to get glowing skin and exfoliating to get red and irritated skin. In this article, I am going to explain how often you should be exfoliating and what you should be using based on your skin type.

What Is Skin Exfoliation?

To begin let me first explain what exfoliating is. Exfoliating is an extensive process of removing the dead cells from the upper layer of the skin. Exfoliation can be chemical or physical. For those wanted to fight aging chemical exfoliants are best. I love the aha accelerator from Glymed and the Skintuition Brand Retinol. For those trying to even out texture, you should try the physical exfoliants. One of my favorites is the Anti Aging exfoliating mask from Glymed.

How Often Should You Exfoliate?

This all depends on your skin’s sensitivity and health. For normal skin, the frequency of skin exfoliation is 2-3 times a week. For sensitive skin, only once a week and if you have oily skin, then you can exfoliate 3-5 times a week. If you start to get any redness or irritation take a break and let the skin calm down and then scale back on the amount of times you are exfoliating each week. You never want red skin, so not over exfoliating is crucial. If your skin is already red or irritated then you are not ready to exfoliate yet. First, you must fix your skin barrier.

Why You Shouldn’t Over- Exfoliate Your Skin?

While there are numerous benefits of exfoliating your skin, overdoing it can backfire as well. If you over-exfoliate your skin it can cause irritation or even widen your pores. It can also dry out the skin and give you a wind-burned look.

Additional Tips For Exfoliating

   •     Be sure to use a professional exfoliant. Over-the-counter products rarely work as they are advertised to and can damage the skin.

   •     Don’t use harsh products on your face. For instance, body scrubs are not meant to be used on the face.

   •     Avoid exfoliating the night before a big event as some irritation can occur

   •     Start Gentle. Less is more with exfoliation and if you are too aggressive right away you will end up with irritated skin

   •     Make sure to wear sunscreen as exfoliation treatments make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

   •     Don’t wax before or after you exfoliate your skin. You can end up with a burn.

Difference between OTC (Over-the-Counter) skincare and Professional skincare products

OTC skincare products have active ingredients in lower concentrations ideal for prolonged use and maintenance. Professional skincare products have active ingredients in higher concentration and are specially formulated to have a faster result.

There are a lot of skincare products out there and they are formulated differently for different brands, applications, and purposes.

Skincare Manufacturing and Production

Professional skincare products are available and sold in small to limited quantities, we can find these in Skincare clinics, Beauty Spas with the guidance of professionals. However, OTC skincare products are mass-produced and can easily be found in the beauty and cosmetic section of groceries and department stores.

Skincare Ingredients and Quality

Results and Effectiveness of Professional skincare products are achieved with the guidance of a Skincare professional, a higher concentration of active ingredients, and through molecular technology where active ingredients are made the right size to penetrate the skin from within.

OTC skincare products on the other hand have active ingredients that are lower in concentrations. It is highly recommended to seek guidance from Skincare professionals on recommendations when using Professional Skincare products. 

Weigh in on Costs and Quality

Professional skincare products cost more compared to OTC products because of the following:

  • Prices of High-quality ingredients are high.
  • Formulating high-quality ingredients are costly. It takes time, resources, and money with formulating them correctly.

You don’t need to overspend on Professional skincare products because you don’t use as much of these. Remember, they have a high concentration of active ingredients which makes the effect lasts long, maintaining your skin healthy, treat and prevent skin problems, and gives value for your money.

Skintuition Studio can help you find the right and effective skincare. Feel free to ask!

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