There is no better time than autumn to exfoliate: the UV rays aren’t as strong, which allows you to incorporate a slightly tougher exfoliator into your routine, with no risk. Their benefits? Boosting cellular regeneration to fight against skin ageing, treating imperfections and limiting scarring, reducing dark spots or, quite simply, making your skin radiant and soft again… in fact, it can do all of this at the same time! Yes, that’s right, no matter your concerns or your skin type, exfoliators are full of benefits! And even if you have sensitive skin, you can find one that works for you!
We know all too well at Oh My Cream that the hardest part is choosing… This is why we have chosen our two favourite tried-and-tested exfoliators. Follow the guide to find which one is for you.
HOW DO PEELS WORK?
With a base of Fruit Acids (AHA), Enzymes, Retinol or even Salicylic Acid, peels always contain exfoliating ingredients at a higher or lower concentration. Their aim? To remove the dead cells on the surface of the skin which dull the complexion, block pores and prevent the skin from “breathing” correctly. Their second purpose is to stimulate skin regeneration: by eating away at the dead cells, the skin’s cellular renewal is accelerated and brand new cells are created! This is why we say that exfoliation is also beneficial for fighting against skin ageing, thanks to its regenerating powers. And there you go! You’re on your way to perfect skin!
DERMALOGICA DAILY RESURFACER
In this box, you will find 31 little gloves which, as you will guess, means one treatment every day for a month. Their secret? They are soaked in an exfoliating and super hydrating solution to leave you with a more radiant complexion and visibly plumper skin. They also reduce fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin. So, you don’t need to worry if your skin is suffering from chronic dehydration.
This product only has the benefits of exfoliation thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid it includes, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when you wipe it onto the skin. We also like the Daily Resurfacer for its power to make your complexion uniform: if you have pigmentary problems (the infamous dark spots), this treatment will reduce their appearance thanks to the Salicylic Acid, leaving you with beautiful skin.
ALPHA H LIQUID GOLD
This is THE cult product from the Australian brand because it does -almost- everything! The beauty industry is learning more and more about the key ingredient that it contains: Glycolic Acid. This AHA is capable of rebalancing combination to oily skin types whilst also acting as an excellent anti-aging, anti-blemish and anti-dark spot treatment.
Skin with residual scarring, blackheads or enlarged pores can also use it. You should only use this powerful lotion (applied with a cotton wool pad) once every two to three nights, as and when you feel you need it. Then you can decide whether you apply a moisturiser on top. And, of course, avoid the eye area.