Don’t you wonder sometimes that the best of beauty tips are (mostly) only for your skin and hair? What about your elbows, knees, foot, hands and skin on your entire body? What if we told you that you can do more for your body’s skin than just moisturizing it?
Your answer to body’s skincare is chemical exfoliation. Chemical peels go deeper within the skin than physical scrubs do. They are good with hydrating skin, diminishing ingrown hairs and dry rough skin patches, clearing up body blemishes and evening out patchy skin tone.
Physical Exfoliation Vs. Chemical Exfoliation
Why chemical peels and not physical exfoliants? Physical exfoliants are products that have tiny granules, like ground grains, that are gently rubbed into the skin to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliants, on the other hand, include acids (AHAs and BHAs) that break the chemical bonds in dead skin cells that make it easier to wash these away.
Physical exfoliants that are not finely grounded have been found to cause microtears in the skin if used too enthusiastically. Meanwhile, chemical exfoliants can leave a more even exfoliation as well as additional benefits. For example, glycolic acid is a chemical exfoliator, but it also stimulates your skin’s production of collagen and helps to clear pores.
Chemical exfoliants are more fuss free and easy to use as compared to powdery physical exfoliants.
Having said and pointed all of the above, what if we told you that we’ve merged best of these both worlds of chemical as physical exfoliation? Meet our exfoliating powder to foam body scrub – Brighten – which is mild physical exfoliant with built-in naturally derived AHAs that reveal a clear bright skin from within.
It’s important to note that whether you’re using physical, chemical, or both types of exfoliants, it’s possible to overdo it. Exfoliating too much strips away the skin’s protective barrier, leaving it vulnerable to sun damage and dryness.
Benefits of Exfoliation
You can choose mild exfoliation if:
- You’re after a deeper clean. Choose an exfoliator with BHAs to penetrate deeper and tackle blackheads, but with chemical exfoliants always do a patch test beforehand.
- You’re looking to reduce pigmentation such as acne scars and dark spots, which ingredients such as AHAs can address. No matter what don’t forget your SPF as your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays.
- You want a brighter complexion. By accelerating the production of new skin cells you reveal fresh, radiant skin.
- You want your body’s skin color to clarify and become well textured. As exfoliants stimulate new collagen and promote skin cell growth resulting in a radiant complexion. Try our hydrating and naturally derived AHA infused body lotion for a super smooth clear skin.
- You want exfoliation with hydration for a dry sensitive skin. In such case, physical exfoliants may cause more skin irritation since they one has to rub them into the skin.
- You want to reduce body discoloration caused by sun damage. Chemical peels are excellent to improve pigmentation and discoloration on tanned skin and helps visibly reduce such patches to reveal an even body skin tone. Try our deeply cleansing and hydrating body wash to de-accelerate body discoloration.
- You want to enable skincare products used at home to be more effective because a peel can remove several layers of skin build-up and congestion, allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin