Exfoliating the skin is the process to remove dead cells of the skin from your skin’s outer layer. For years, we have been using physical scrubs which claim to be made of apricot, walnut etc and promise to impact exfoliated and smooth skin but end up causing micro tears and premature ageing. The awareness of these side effects and evolution of skincare industry resulted in massive shift from physical exfoliation to chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliators are formulated differently for different skin types which one can use without a hassle. It is the simplest way of removing the dead skin cells and brightening your complexion by fading acne, blemishes, scars, pigmentation, sun spots.
Chemical exfoliants are a boon in our skincare routine. Like any other form of exfoliation, these are advised to be used minimum twice every week for a smooth, rejuvenated, problem-free skin. Let’s know all about it.
What exactly is chemical exfoliation?
Chemical exfoliants are gently formulated with skin-loving actives to remove the surface built-up of dead skin cells on the skin to give healthy and glowing skin. These exfoliants also work on clogged pores and remove the impurities from them. Not only this, chemical exfoliation protect and repair the skin from environmental damage and helps to reduce acne scars, dark spots, dull skin, pigmentation, and even reduces the visible signs of ageing. They come in different concentrations but the most commonly used actives in these are AHA and BHA. The purpose of both AHAs and BHAs is to exfoliate the skin and treat specific concerns.
- AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are used as exfoliants to remove dead skin cells and is suited to all skin types. Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, and Mandelic Acid are well-known AHAs that boost collagen, reduce spots, improve skin’s appearance, brighten the complexion and increase the absorption of your next product application. You can try the gentle exfoliating everyday cleanser from Fixderma-Mandefix, a foaming cleanser for mild exfoliation on regular basis.
You can also try your hands on Fixderma Peelonate AHA Alternate Day Face Cleanser. This enzyme exfoliation is the best option if you are looking for a non -irritating AHA chemical exfoliant.
- BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids), also known as Salicylic Acid, is the best way to exfoliate the acne-prone skin for clear, smooth, and hydrated skin without irritating the active acne. Salicylic acid is the most effective skincare ingredient for acne-prone skin. This active removes the dead skin cells, unclogs the pores to prevent acne and reduces the acne and post-acne marks, and soothes your acne.
You can choose Fixderma Peelonate BHA Alternate Day Face Cleanser to gently exfoliate your acne-prone skin without harming your skin and acne.
How do chemical exfoliants work?
Using an acid or chemical on the skin, especially on the face can sound fearsome at first but these exfoliants are formulated in controlled, and minimum percentages and are also combined with skin-soothing properties so that they can be even used by a beginner.
When you apply the chemical exfoliant to your skin, the actives in the exfoliant start to work on the outer layer and get absorbed into the skin layers by layers to gently detach the dead skin cells from the skin, remove excess sebum and trapped dirt from clogged pores that prevent them to transform into blackheads, acne, and blemishes.
They work into the skin layers to decrease inflammation, improve the overall texture of the skin, and even out the skin tone leaving you with fresh, glowing, and healthy skin.
(Do a patch test first. Apply a drop of the product behind your ear or on your forearm.)
Now, you have a better understanding of about chemical exfoliation is and why to include them into your daily skincare routine. Just remember consistency is the key.