Exfoliation is one of the essential key skincare practices which helps you looking fresh-faced. However, did you know that winter exfoliation is different from the summer version? Your skin is now getting maximum exposure to the elements thanks to rising temps, stronger sun and summertime heat. So how do you exfoliate to keep your skin happy and healthy during the summer? Check out these tips!
The stratum corneum is the outer layer of your skin and that’s where the exfoliation takes place. Approximately every 28 days your skin regenerates, leaving a layer of dead skin cells at the top. Those dead skin cells shed naturally but sometimes they need a little help as their pace can slow down due to a slew of factors including aging, hormones, sun exposure, and vitamin deficiencies.
There are two types of exfoliation, mechanical and chemical. Mechanical uses tools (ie: beads, razors, brushes) to help with the exfoliation process and chemical are exfoliations where natural products are used such as acids like glycolic acid (from sugar) lactic acid (from milk) and fruit enzymes.