Three Signs You May Not Be Exfoliating Enough and your’e not in your 20’s.
Exfoliating is an essential part of any skincare routine. It removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and leaves skin feeling clean, fresh and glowing.
But what you may not realise is, exfoliating is key to helping your skin absorb face serums, oils and rich moisturisers you use.
Meaning, your pricey skin nourishing products may not be living up to their full potential if you’re not exfoliating enough. Particularly if you are over 40.
As we age, skin needs a little extra TLC when it comes to maintenance. Especially when it comes to exfoliating.
So, how do you know if you are exfoliating enough? Well, if your skin is dealing with any of the three issues below, you might need to lift your exfoliating game:
- Skin Looks Dull:
If your skin looks dull and flaky, and is a little yellow in tone, this is often a sign you aren’t exfoliating enough. These can be symptoms of excess dead skin cells and you should start exfoliating at least three times a week to remove and renew the skin. This will leave skin glowing and brighten the complexion.
- You’re Using More Product than Normal:
As mentioned above, products are unable to work to their fullest capability if your pores are clogged, blocked and you haven’t removed dead skin cells. By exfoliating you allow the cells to be clear, fresh and ready to absorb all the fabulous ingredients in your products.
- Your Skin Feels Irritated and Itchy:
With each passing year, there is a cumulative effect of pollution and sun exposure on the skin. The upper layers of the skin begin to thin which results in the skin barrier becoming more vulnerable. The result: itchy, more sensitive skin. Exfoliating helps the skin to regenerate and regrow fresh new cells to strengthen skin.
If you need to know how to select the right type of product to help you on your exfoliating journey, these are five of the best exfoliators for skin over forty:
This is all-in-one peel, exfoliator and mask, and the ultimate at-home spa treatment for your face.
The mask uses glycolic acid, multi-alpha-hydroxy acids and mineral spheres to gently polish away dull, rough patches to minimise fine lines, discolouration and enlarged pores to reveal a glowing complexion. Biossance uses science based plant-based technology to deliver outstanding results to combat any skin concern.
This mask features a free acid value of 8% glycolic acid to promote cellular turnover, which also works to remove excess dead skin cells.
The gel is safe to use twice daily, and is non-comedogenic and alcohol-free, and is a high-concentration, soft-foaming gel cleanser designed to effectively exfoliate skin and works wonders for ageing skin and help heal blemishes too. It’s made with 1% phytic acid, aloe leaf juice, and glycerin, which helps deliver a clear and bright complexion.
This is the perfect skincare solution to use after clinical treatments such as IPL, laser, chemical peels, skin needling and microdermabrasion.
This is the perfect exfoliating product for sensitive skin types. It’s soft enough to not irritate skin, but strong enough to cleanse away dead skin cells, dirt, grime and anything else blocking your pores. It’s an all in one gentle exfoliant, skin-refining peel, and calming mask all in once, to give you smooth and glowing skin.
This luxurious face exfoliant uses superfine pumice for a deep cleanse, to remove expired skin cells, impurities, which can lead to congestion and breakouts.
Not recommended for sensitive skin, but great for oily to combination skin types, this exfoliant will help improve cellular renewal by encouraging new, fresh skin cells to the surface of the skin. Say hello to glowing skin, which looks younger and feel dewy and renewed.
This is a powerful bioactive exfoliator which removes dead skin cells and impurities, blackheads, breakouts and detoxifies congested skin.
Ella Baché Revealing Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant combines powerful cosmeceuticals with calming and anti-inflammatory botanicals to deliver instant and effective results without causing irritation or dryness. Skin feels renewed and super polished afterwards, leaving it looking smoother and fresher.