Mischo Beauty School: Exfoliation 101

I'm sure you all are aware of the benefits of exfoliation, but if you aren't, here's a very quick lesson! Exfoliation is simply the removal of dry, dead surface skin cells. An exfoliant is an ingredient that assists in the exfoliation process. Alpha hydroxy acids and gentle scrubs are examples of what would be called a chemical exfoliant and a physical exfoliant, respectively. You should incorporate exfoliation into your skincare regimen (as I've mentioned before!) and here are the reasons why:

1. Leaves skin feeling silky smooth!
2. Facilitates the extraction of dirt/oil that clogs pores (helps prevent acne!)
3. Faster cell turnover rate (keeps skin younger looking!)
4. Improves the skin's ability to retain moisture (prevents dry skin!)
5. Helps penetration/delivery of product ingredients into the skin
6. Stimulates blood flow
7. Smooth skin makes the application of makeup easier!

Any questions? Love your skin.



Dominican Enigma said...

i'm a huge exfoliator. I havent tried the bliss ones though.

June 30, 2008 at 12:56 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Dominican Enigma": Me too! I've only heard nothing but great things about Bliss exfoliants!

June 30, 2008 at 2:57 PM
Amee said...

I love bliss products but have not used these particular ones.

Is exfoliation safe for dry/sensitive skin?

June 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Amee": Exfoliation is great for dry skin. It will allow for better penetration of moisturizers with the removal of dead skin cells. Now with sensitive skin- I'd be careful! You don't want to over stimulate the skin because this will do more harm than good.

I'd probably seek the advice of a dermatologist!

June 30, 2008 at 9:34 PM

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