Beautiful, healthy skin takes work.
And a good skincare routine is a good place to start.
- Sun protection
These are the cornerstone of good skin care.
Add gentle exfoliation into the mix, and you’re on the path to youthful, glowing skin.
- Facial scrubs
- Enzymatic masks
- Cleansing beads
- Exfoliating products
- Abrasive Sponges
- Roll off masks, known in the beauty industry as Gommage products
These are products that physically remove the build-up of dead cells from the skin’s surface, they are both gentle and effective.
Your face is not a frying pan
It is important to ensure you are not using cheap exfoliants.
They are often formulated with irregular exfoliating ingredients.
One very popular brand springs to mind, and whilst I am not in the habit of naming and shaming, I feel in this case I have to for my readers.
Simply because, I have seen a number of cases in my clinic where clients have over exfoliated with this product, to the point where they have impaired the barrier and caused terrible sensitivity in their skin.
This brand uses crushed walnut pieces which are not SPHERICAL IN SHAPE, which causes tiny MICRO TEARS in the surface of the skin.
And in my professional opinion, they are the facial equivalent of a PAN SCOURER and can potentially do more harm than good.
Instead of their logo saying this brand wakes up skin for apricots, it should be this brand turns off skin.
THE NAKED TRUTH
The philosophy at The Naked Chemist, is about healing sensitive skin.
Calming inflammation, which I feel is at the root of all premature ageing.
This is why our exfoliating products are gommage or powder based.
My powder based exfoliant is enzymatic, meaning the papaya and pineapple enzymes have a much deeper action on the skin then manual exfoliant, yet are still extremely gentle.
They work like little Pac men on the skin, munching and dissolving the protein bonds between dead cells, penetrating the hair follicles and removing the build up of follicular debris in the cell wall.
They also have an exfoliating action in the pores, helping to unplug blocked sebaceous (oil) glands.
Preventing the imperfections that can lead to scarring and acne lesions.