Saturday, March 9, 2013


What is exfoliation? 

Do you see a dull, dry, flaky skin when you look in the mirror? If the answer is yes, then the problem is probably in the dead cells that accumulate on the top layer of skin. The answer to your problems could be peeling! This is not a modern trend, Cleopatra was often used in her beauty treatments.

Our skin is an important organ that deserves a little more care than simply applying creams and lotions.

About 80,000 people die of skin cells every day. New skin cells are created in the skin of the lower layer (dermis), which eventually come to the surface (epidermis). During this type of skin cells gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are important because they protect the skin from external elements. As we age, the natural process of erosion of the skin slows down, resulting in highlighting lines and wrinkles on the face.

Why use a scrub?

There are significant benefits of regular exfoliation:

  • exfoliation helps accelerate skin regeneration process
  • You can improve your complexion using peel
  • leads to improvements in skin brightness and
  • Skin can become dry and freckled in some places and oily in others, if you do not exfoliate regularly
  • Regular exfoliation helps to reduce fine lines, increase the capacity of the skin to absorb water and heal acne
  • damaged cells to UV rays can produce more melanin, causing dark pigmentation in places
  • proper cleaning removes dust, dirt and makeup that can accumulate during the day

What kinds of scrubs are there?

There are two main types of peels:

Mechanical exfoliation

It involves rubbing the skin with abrasive to get rid of dead skin cells.

Chemical peel

Includes substances that will react with the skin to remove dead cells. A chemical peel involves fruit enzymes (such as pineapple enzymes), salicylic acid, glycolic acid and malic acid. Can be used in high concentrations by a dermatologist or in lower concentrations in OTC products. Chemical exfoliation may involve the use of products that contain enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acid (BHAS).

How to exfoliate?

Prepare a mixture of scrub
Soak the area you wish to treat skin peeling
Gently apply the mixture to exfoliate the skin
Wash skin thoroughly.

Tips for individual skin types

Normal skin
If you have normal skin, exfoliation should be applied three times a week using any scrub cleaning that you are satisfied.

Oily skin
Mix a tablespoon of polenta with a little warm water to control excess oil, preferably 3 times a week.

Sensitive skin
Use natural ingredients like rice and oat powder sensitive skin because it is unpredictable when it comes to reactions with chemicals.

Combination Skin
You can use a chemical peel.

Dry skin
Exfoliation can be used twice a week. More can lead to irritation. 

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