Visible dryness can develop when there is a build-up of dead skin cells on the outermost layer of your skin. The solution to this is simple – regular gentle exfoliation. By incorporating a gentle exfoliant into your skincare routine, you can smooth away rough, dry, dead skin, to reveal a smoother fresher complexion.
Now, what exactly does regular exfoliation mean? Well, the amount of exfoliation required to keep flaky skin at bay will differ for everyone. Drier skin is best suited to exfoliating once a week. In terms of finding your perfect balance, it’s best to start off slowly and figure out the best approach for your skin, especially for those with skin prone to sensitivities.
There are two types of exfoliants – chemical and physical. As the name suggests, physical exfoliants use textured formulas to manually buff away dead skill cells. Our favourite physical exfoliants? The Sugar Scrubs Glow Face Scrub or the Pure Clay Red Algae Exfoliating Face Scrub.
In contrast, chemical exfoliants, like the Revitalift Laser X3 Gycolic Pads, react with the skin once they’re applied to loosen the “glue” between dead skin cells to gently reveal fresh, healthy skin cells beneath, without the rubbing.