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It’s common knowledge that exfoliation is a skincare step not to be missed, but do we really know why it’s so important? How can we make sure our skin is getting the exfoliation it needs?

What is exfoliation?

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. There are two main types of exfoliation: chemical and mechanical.

Chemical involves using specially formulated acids to encourage your skin to naturally shed the cells it no longer needs, while manual exfoliation uses scrubs and beauty tools to physically remove those cells from the top layer of your skin.

Why do I need to exfoliate?

Although it’s a natural process, as we age our skin slows down the speed at which it is able to naturally shed those cells, which can result in duller-looking skin.

That’s where this beauty step becomes less of an add-on and more essential to your routine.

The amount of exfoliation you need to be doing each week really depends on your skin type and particular concerns - it truly varies from person to person. Sensitive skin types should exfoliate once per week, while others are able to exfoliate 2-3 times per week.

We would recommend paying close attention to how your skin responds to the treatment to assess the right frequency for you.

What’s the best way to exfoliate my skin?

When it comes to manual exfoliation, choosing the right beauty tool is key.

Try one of our microdermabrasion devices to get a satisfying and thorough treatment on your face, or simply opt for a pedicure buffer to rid feet of any scaly patches. If you’re looking to let your skincare products do the hard work for you, try our latest range of digital sheet mask devices.

Offering a range of unique formulas, it’s the perfect way to tailor your treatment to your particular skincare needs, allowing you to switch it up depending on the season and any external factors.

Whichever method you choose, remember to finish with moisturiser. Exfoliation reveals the newer, younger-looking skin that lies beneath, so make sure it is fully hydrated to keep it looking at its best.

Our product expert says…

Exfoliation is a key step that many of us overlook in our weekly routines. However, it can make such a difference to the look and feel of your skin. You’ll be amazed how this simple step can take you further on your journey to maintaining a flawless and nourished complexion

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