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Exfoliants 101: What Are They and How Do You Use Them?

Exfoliants 101: What Are They and How Do You Use Them?

Are you ready to elevate your skincare game and get glowing skin? Say hello to our newest BHA/AHA Exfoliant– the secret weapon in your skincare routine! After reading this blog you will know all about what a BHA/AHA exfoliant is and how you can use it in your skincare routine, so you can get your most glowing skin yet!

What is an Exfoliant?

An exfoliant is a skincare product designed to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, revealing a fresh, glowing complexion underneath. Exfoliants often contain exfoliating acids, such as BHAs and AHAs.

These acids, such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), work by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be easily removed from the skin's surface. This process promotes cell turnover, revealing smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin underneath.

For which skin types is the BHA/AHA Exfoliant?

Our BHA/AHA Exfoliant is great for people with oily or acne-prone skin. It has 2% Salicylic Acid (BHA) and 1% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that team up to clear pores, reduce breakouts, and give you clearer skin. Plus, we added soothing ingredients like Glycerin and Chamomile Extract, so it's gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive ones. Just use it carefully and do not use more than 3 times a week. If your skin is sensitive, do a patch-test first and use it less often to avoid any irritation. Pay attention to how your skin feels and change your routine if needed to get the best results.

How to use the BHA/AHA Exfoliant:

Now that we understand what chemical exfoliants are, let's dive into how to use them effectively:

  • Start Slowly: If you're new to chemical exfoliants, it's essential to start slowly to avoid over-exfoliating and irritating your skin. Begin by using the exfoliant once or twice a week and gradually increase frequency as your skin adjusts.
  • Cleanse Your Skin: Before applying the chemical exfoliant, start with clean, dry skin. Use the AHA Gel Cleanser or the Foaming Makeup Remover, a gentle cleanser to wash your face and pat it dry with a soft towel.
  • Apply the Exfoliant: Apply a small amount of the chemical exfoliant onto your fingertips or a cotton pad. Gently smooth it over your skin, focusing on areas of concern such as the T-zone, where excess oil and clogging are common.
  • Allow it to Absorb: Let the exfoliant absorb into your skin for a few minutes before moving on to the next step in your skincare routine. Avoid applying other active ingredients immediately after exfoliating to prevent irritation.
  • Moisturize: After exfoliating, follow up with the Hydrating Moisturizer to replenish moisture and soothe your skin. This step helps to seal in hydration and keep your skin feeling soft and supple.
  • Protect Your Skin: It's crucial to wear sunscreen during the day when using chemical exfoliants, as they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun's harmful UV rays. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it generously to all exposed areas of skin.

How often should you use an exfoliant?

It's essential to find the right balance between reaping the benefits of exfoliation and avoiding overdoing it. We recommend using the exfoliant 1-3 times a week to achieve optimal results. This frequency allows for effective exfoliation without risking irritation or damage to the skin's barrier. However, it's essential to listen to your skin and adjust the frequency based on its response. If you notice any signs of irritation or sensitivity, scale back on the frequency or switch to a gentler exfoliant to maintain skin health and integrity.

You’re ready to Glow!

With the knowledge of what exfoliants are and how to use them effectively, you're ready to take your skincare routine to the next level. Say goodbye to dull, lackluster skin and hello to a complexion that glows from within!

By incorporating a BHA/AHA exfoliant into your skincare routine, you're not just treating your skin – you're nurturing it with the care it deserves. So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the power of the BHA/AHA exfoliation and unlock the glowing skin you've always dreamed of.

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