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Exfoliate to Keep your Skin Looking Bright and Healthy!

Exfoliate for a bright complexion!

Skin is constantly regenerating itself. The dermis sends skin cells to the epidermis where skin cells die. The dead skin cells are then sloughed off. As we get older, our cell turnover rate decreases. Instead of our dead skin cells sloughing off they accumulate. The build-up often leads to dull, dry skin. This is where exfoliation comes in. Exfoliators can help aging slow down. By manually exfoliating dead skin cells, you reveal healthy, youthful looking skin.

Mechanical exfoliators:
Microdermabrasion is performed at a dermatologist office or spa. Usually, you buy a package and go for 6 or more sessions. Microdermabrasion costs about $100 per treatment. It is great for acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. It is not recommended for sensitive skin. After treatment, you may appear red for some time.

Manual Scrubs should be one to three times a week. Massage in an upward circular motion then rinses well with tepid water.
Jojoba beads are very gentle. They can be used in place of your cleanser every day. Jojoba beads can be used on sensitive skin. For those with sensitive skin, try jojoba beads on a small patch of skin before using on your entire face. Check out our gentle exfoliating cleansers.
Manual exfoliate with sugar scrubs, salt, beads

Salt is a great scrub for oily skin. Just add a teaspoon to your regular cleanser.

Sugar is a great scrub for normal to dry skin. Add a small amount to your cleanser and scrub away!

Baking soda is a little more abrasive than jojoba, salt or sugar. It is ideal for those who have flaky skin or are trying to get rid of acne scars. Just add a small amount into your cleanser and scrub. Your skin will feel clean and refreshed. Baking soda is not recommended for sensitive skin.

Chemical Exfoliators:
There are three types of chemical exfoliators: Chemical Peels, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and Enzymes.

Chemical Peels are done in a dermatologist office. They tend to cost $100 and up. Most peels have a downtime and may take your skin anywhere from 3 to 10 days to heal.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are fruit acids such as Glycolic, Malic, Tartaric, or Lactic Acid. Skin Perfection carries Cleansers and Toners with Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acids.

Enzymes are the gentlest of any exfoliators. Papaya and Pineapple are the two mainly used. At Skin Perfection, our moisturizers contain Papaya and Pineapple for daily exfoliation.