THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL EXFOLIANTS

You have your basic skincare regimen down to a tee, but what about exfoliation? Exfoliants should be used to help smooth and revive a dull, tired complexion. Most people think of scrubs with beads or other granules when they think of exfoliation, but there are more possibilities.

What is Exfoliation?

Our skin naturally exfoliates itself as our cells go through their natural life cycle every two weeks. As we age, our cell renewal rate slows, resulting in a buildup of dead skin cells. Using an exfoliant helps loosen cells from the upper layers of skin, the epidermis, to clear cellular buildup. Hydroxy Acids, physical exfoliants, enzymes and Retinol can help boost cellular turnover.

Chemical Exfoliants

Chemical exfoliators include Hydroxy Acids, Re