It seems that all the celebrities have this perfect glowing skin that is impossible for the rest of us to achieve. While no one has perfect skin, we can show you how to get that amazing luminescent skin we always see in the media. In African American skin care, we are always searching for ways to eliminate dull skin, and promote hydrated and gleaming skin. The best way to achieve this is to exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Our skin is constantly generating new cells, which leaves the dead skin cells to build up on top of the skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface and reveals fresh new skin. This process, of getting rid of old skin, and revealing new skin, can remedy many skin problems and is necessary in your skin care regimen. Mechanical exfoliation and chemical exfoliation are the two types of exfoliation that can be used to treat the skin. They are both effective, but work differently, so here is the breakdown:
Mechanical exfoliation breaks down dead skin cells by using a tool or product that has abrasive qualities. By rubbing the tool or product on the face, friction will slough off the epidermis, the outtermost layer of the skin. The trick is to use something that won’t be too abrasive and irritate the skin. Using a product or tool that causes too much friction will actually counteract your efforts in achieving a glowing complexion. Start with Black skin care products like Clear Essence’s Medicated Cleansing Bar Extra Strength. It is a face and body soap that is great for daily exfoliation. Face scrubbing tools are also very effective to rub of old skin, just be careful not to be rough when using these sorts of tools. There is a such thing as too much exfoliation, so pay attention to your skin and only use intense scrubbing tools as needed.
Chemical exfoliation aims to do the same thing as mechanical exfoliation: reveal fresh skin by removing dead skin. The difference is that chemical exfoliation utilizes the properties in chemicals to get the job done. A common ingredient used in this process is alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA. AHA can penetrate deeper into the skin, and work faster than any mechanical exfoliation. It is a very powerful Black skin care ingredient as it removes old skin and build up while stimulating the production of new skin cells. In this article, we are focusing on how exfoliation can reduce dull skin, but AHA also can be used to treat other skin problems such as sun damage and wrinkles. Clear Essence actually has entire line of products using AHA, which is known as the Anti-Aging Skin Care Line. Chemical exfoliants can be highly instrumental when trying to achieve a glowing coplexion.
Now that the benefits of exfoliation are clear, choose a method that works for you, and start working towards that gleaming skin. Until next time ladies, always remember…
“Fresh skin, Just lip!”