What does mechanical exfoliation entail?
Exfoliation is a necessary part of any good skin care routine. It can truly elevate your skin care regimen and help your skin look its best. How does it do that you may wonder? Exfoliation lifts away dead skin cells from skin’s surface revealing a new fresh layer of surface cells. There are two different types of exfoliation; chemical and mechanical. This article will focus on mechanical and how you can beautify your skin with the help of scrubs. Find out how below.
How Does Mechanical Exfoliation Work?
Mechanical exfoliation gently sloughs away dead skin cells from skin’s surface through motion rather than by employing the use of chemicals (for example acid). “Mechanical works by physical shearing or loosening skin cells,” says Garnier consulting dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “Examples include microdermabrasion, salt or sugar scrubs and cleansing wipes formulated with charcoal.”
Should You Use Mechanical Exfoliation In Your Skin Care Routine?
There is a great variety of ingredients that can be found in exfoliating products. These ingredients range from coarse — sugars, sands and crystals to fine — rice particles and oatmeal. If your skin is very sensitive you should avoid the coarser textures because this skin type could have a negative reaction. Instead opt for a gentle scrub or exfoliating cleanser that is specifically formulated for sensitive skin.
For oily skin, formulas with charcoal are a great option. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub is a gel exfoliator formulated with salicylic acid and deeply cleanses skin and lifts excess oil and sebum off your skin, which can help prevent oily skin. Pores will appear diminished and your complexion will become clearer with continued use.
For normal skin look for a mild daily cleanser such as Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub formulated with jojoba beads to gently cleanse skin and remove dead skin cells from skin’s surface. It can help refine the look of your pores and make your skin feel softer to the touch.
Combination Skin can benefit from a gel exfoliator such as Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Balancing Gel Exfoliator which targets your T-zone to lift away excess oil while it softens drier areas of your skin to balance your complexion. Your skin will look refreshed and feel smooth.
Exfoliation can greatly benefit your skin’s texture and appearance. Choosing the right product based on your skin type can help you achieve more beautiful and radiant skin. Try to incorporate it into your daily skin care routine for skin that looks smooth and feels soft.