Whether your skin is oily, dry, or a combination of both, exfoliation is the key to cultivating glowing and refreshed skin. Exfoliation is all about balance. Too little and you’ll see dull skin and clogged and widening pores. Too much and your skin will become aggravated and may make problems like acne worse. I had a client that had been scrubbing her face with a washcloth every night and her skin was beginning to show microtears. Damage to your skin from exfoliation can be small at first but it will quickly start showing with excessive oiliness, redness, and sensitivity. In worse cases can lead to scarring. Its all about finding the perfect regime with exfoliation, and don’t worry, it can take time to find the right balance for your skin.
If we do not take the time and care to exfoliate our skin we will be left with blackheads that will expand our pores and wrinkles that are more pronounced. For dry skin, exfoliation is just as important to fight fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. Do you have oily or combination skin, exfoliation will help fight acne breakouts and help keep pores from getting larger. Another plus for everyone that exfoliates is that it also fights against sun damage and premature aging thanks to the increased circulation from massaging your skin which boosts collagen production.
Simple Elegance’s Elite line with the Smoothing Retinol Serum (2.5%) and the Retinol Moisturizer (1%) create a perfect combination that can be used 3 times a week and worked up to daily use. The powerful, yet gentle, retinol formulas will use the technology of chemical exfoliation to slowly strip away dead skin cells and debris from your skin. Retinol exfoliation will also fade fine lines and wrinkles and helps to shrink your pores. Smoother skin, here we come!
If you have problematic and acne-prone skin Simple Elegance’s Exfoliating Cleanser is so gentle you can use it twice a day. It smells amazing, too. The first time I used it I couldn’t believe how delicious the citrus scent is and immediately started campaigning for an accompanying body wash. This cleanser is a whole other experience that just leaves your skin and mood lifted. For more serious exfoliation that really will get down deep and remove stubborn blackheads and will transform your skin immediately, you must have the Elite Line Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub. This scrub is so powerful that it only needs to be used twice a week. Always make sure to moisturize after exfoliation and use your favorite SPF to protect your skin from the sun. Whichever regime you chose, after a couple of weeks you will not believe how transformed and reinvigorated your skin has become.