Exfoliation is an essential regenerating treatment that aims to eliminate dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. Before exfoliating the body and face, it is necessary to prepare the area to be worked on. After the exfoliation, it is also important to take certain steps to purify the skin.
What Is the Purpose of Exfoliation?
The objective of exfoliating treatments is to get rid of dead cells present on the surface of the skin, which make the complexion dull. Practiced regularly, they promote oxygenation and stimulate cell renewal. There are two main types of exfoliation:
Mechanical exfoliation, also known as granular exfoliation, consists of applying a care product containing granular particles that are of synthetic or natural origin to the skin's surface. To apply it, simply take a small amount of care, then spread it and rub it gently on the body or face with circular movements.
The chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, is a scrubbing technique without grains. These scrubbing treatments are formulated with acids or fruit enzymes. It is not necessary to rub the skin to eliminate the impurities since the active principles react automatically on contact with the skin. This method is recommended for sensitive skin and skin with imperfections.
What To Do After a Scrub?
Whether your skin is dry, combination or oily, it is imperative to apply a moisturizer after exfoliation, whether on the body or the face, in particular to restore the hydrolipidic film. Indeed, exfoliation has certainly removed the dead cells from the epidermis, but has also weakened the protective skin barrier. Better still, following exfoliation, with the epidermis being thinner, it is the ideal moment to give the skin active ingredients and nutrients that will be more easily absorbed, such as nourishing, firming, etc... Indeed, you can apply a face mask adapted to the needs of your skin. These treatments allow for in-depth treatment of specific skin concerns thanks to concentrated formulas. Those with oily skin can opt for a purifying face mask with charcoal and nettle, which deeply cleanses pores, regulates excess sebum, dries out blemishes and purifies the skin. Mature skin types should choose a firming face mask with prickly pear oil, known for its antioxidant, nourishing and firming properties.