Skin Care Routines; Exfoliation.

Why is exfoliation so important?

Exfoliation helps encourage cell renewal and leaves skin looking and feeling radiant. Exfoliation works by gently lifting and removing dead skin cells that leave the skin dull and lack lustre, and gently sloughs them away to reveal brighter, healthier, newer layers of skin. This fresher layer of skin leaves your complexion looking fresh, radiant and youthful.

Always make sure you use a quality exfoliator with smaller grains, instead of scrubs with larger grains as these can tear and cause irritation to the delicate skin area, doing more harm than good.

Following exfoliation, the skin is primed and at it’s peak for absorbing products. This is why you should apply your moisturiser or a masque as the ingredients will absorb quicker and more deeper into the skin for maximum results.

What should I use?

If you are unsure what skin type you are, see a skin therapist where they can carry out an in-depth skin analysis and instruct you of how you should be looking after your skin.

If you have mature or prematurely ageing skin, why not try Dermalogica AgeSmart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, a powerful yet gentle exfoliant. The

For oilier skin types, Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub contains comforting botanical extracts of mallow and ivy help to prevent over stimulation of the skin, which is turn controls excess oil production while soothing, calming and cooling the skin.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

is a great all-rounder, suitable for all skin types including sensitive and dry, as the extremely gentle formula develops into a paste when mixed with water to slough away dead skin cells softly, without causing irritation. Active agents derived from Rice Bran and Rice Extract help to regulate melanin production while micro-exfoliating dead skin cells.thermal action increases ingredient absorption, as does the exfoliating effect meaning the active ingredients are driven into the skin to deliver high performance. This creamy product contains concentrated vitamins A, C and E to stimulate collagen production, increase skin elasticity and fight against premature ageing

How should I exfoliate?

’t use fast, rubbing motions as this can irritate the skin, instead use small, circular movements around the face and neck concentrating on those hard to reach areas such as the nose and chin that are commonly effected by black heads. Do not exfoliate after a waxing treatment, if you have sunburn or if you have sensitised skin unless prescribed by your Dermalogica therapist.

Depending on your skin type, you should exfoliate once or twice per week, before moisturising and preferably before a masque. Don