Micro-exfoliation: the missing link in your skincare routine
Radiant... glowing... clear… Three beautiful words we all wish described our skin. If you are already cleansing properly, treating daily, hydrating without fail and moisturising to dewy perfection, but you still feel like your skin isn’t embodying these words then we think you are missing a crucial step that could change everything.
Making exfoliation a part of your routine lies among the best ways to improve your skin’s texture and tone. Many treatments such as microdermabrasion and laser therapy boast to do the same, but they come with a high price tag. Even better, exfoliation is something you can do in the comfort of your own home. One type of exfoliation is with our walnut and coconut Aloe Stimulating Scrub for a more traditional exfoliation experience. Another way, is with our Infiniti Facial Scrub which is a microdermabrasion cream with natural AHA’s. Micro-exfoliation is a brilliant way to reveal younger, healthier skin while still being gentle and nourishing.
What is Micro-Exfoliation with AHA’s?
Micro-exfoliation harnesses the power of diatomaceous earth microbeads with maximum density to provide you with an even exfoliation. Using microbeads minimises lacerations or microscopic tears to delicate skin. This process is known as physical exfoliation.
AHA’s or Alpha Hydroxy Acids are used to chemically exfoliate. With chemical exfoliation, AHA’s enzymes are used to loosen the glue-like substance that holds dead skin cells together so they are easily removed without physical interaction.
Fun Fact: We source our AHA’s from berries, grapefruit, sugarcane and coconut!
The Infiniti Facial Scrub is a combination of physical and chemical exfoliation for the ultimate unveiling of skin clarity with every use.
Why You Should Micro-Exfoliate
Our skin is constantly shedding cells and creating new ones. This leads to layers of dead skin build up. Exfoliation rids your skin of leftover dead skin cells and reveals younger skin. Exfoliation also improves the overall health of your skin. Exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin and allows the other products in your routine to penetrate deeper because there is no build up blocking the skin’s surface. By removing the top layer, you are making it easier for your products to sink deep below the surface where they make the real difference. If you are prone to breakouts, a light exfoliation helps clear the clogged pores that lead to pimples. AHA’s and exfoliation also accelerate skin cell turnover, stimulating collagen production and in turn, fade scarring!
How to Micro-Exfoliate
Start by washing your face with your regular cleanser. Then, take a small amount of the Infiniti Facial Scrub into the fingertips and apply it to your wet face using circular motions. Gently massage the product onto the skin for 30 seconds to a full minute. Rinse your skin with warm water and gently pat dry with a clean face towel. Follow on with your regular routine. (Treat, Balance, Hydrate, Moisturise)
Remember that exfoliating your face should only be done about two to three times a week, as exfoliating too often or too hard may cause micro-tears on your skin’s surface and strip your skin’s protective layer. If you have inflammatory acne, rosacea or hypersensitive skin, ask your dermatologist to determine what exfoliant to use and how often to use it.