Exfoliants

EXFOLIATION MAKES A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE

Your facial skin benefits from daily exfoliation. Whatever skin type or skin problem you have, a leave-on exfoliant can make a significant difference. Add this step to your daily routine. After all, it is the fastest and most effective way to guarantee radiant, hydrated and smoother skin. Discover more

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EXFOLIANTS – AN INDISPENSABLE PART OF YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Every day, your skin cells renew themselves, and dead cells are removed from your skin. This natural process may be disrupted by, for example, sun damage, extremely dry skin, sebum overproduction or genetic factors. It could lead to dull, flaky skin, clogged pores, pigmentation spots or pimples. An exfoliant removes unhealthy, dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. In addition, it may improve the production of collagen and stimulate the skin's ability to retain moisture.

HOW DOES AN EXFOLIANT WORK?

An exfoliant helps reactivate the natural exfoliation of the skin. It gently removes skin cells in order to expose healthy, new skin. Clogged pores and pigmentation spots (so-called age spots) will become less visible. An exfoliant also helps to fight wrinkles, prevent pimples, mitigate skin discolouration after pimples and repair sun damage. After exfoliation, a dull complexion will radiate and look younger again.

HOW TO USE EXFOLIANT

After using a facial cleanser and toner, always use a product that contains AHA (e.g. glycolic acid) or BHA (salicylic acid). Depending on its texture (lotion or liquid), apply the exfoliant with either a cotton pad or your fingers. You can apply it gently around the eyes, but avoid the eyelids. Unlike a scrub, you don't have to rinse an exfoliant. There's also no need to wait until the exfoliant has been absorbed by the skin. You can immediately continue with the next step in your skincare routine. For example, immediately apply day cream (with SPF), night cream, serum or eye cream. At the end of the day, always end your routine with a product with an SPF of at least 30. You may also combine different exfoliants (BHA and AHA) with each other.

With what concentration should I exfoliate?

AHA (such as clycolic acid) is most effective at a concentration of 5 to 10% and BHA (salicylic acid) at a concentration of 1 to 2%. The percentage that is most effective for your skin depends entirely on your skin type, possible skin problems and sensitivity. To find out what concentration produces the best results for your skin, it is best to experiment with different AHA and BHA concentrations.

How often should I exfoliate?

When using an exfoliant for the first time, you should give your skin some time to get used to it. Start by applying exfoliant two to three times a week during your evening routine and increase the frequency several weeks later. Depending on your skin and personal preference, you can use an AHA or BHA product once or twice a day.

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