As many people know, a great skincare routine is incomplete without a regular rhythm of exfoliation—but why? What does exfoliating do, and what’s the best way to do it? As with many skincare-related questions, the answer depends on your goals and skin type.
What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is a process that scrubs pores clean and gently scrapes away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new skin. This can be achieved in a few different ways, including using scrubs, a special exfoliating tool, or even chemicals designed to strip away the top layer of skin.
How to Exfoliate Well
Because exfoliation is a bit more aggressive than your daily cleansing routine, it’s important to know the proper way to use exfoliators, peels, and polishes to avoid irritating or damaging skin. Most importantly, unless you have oily skin, its best to limit deep exfoliating to once or twice a week.
Your choice of exfoliator is mostly a matter of preference. However, it’s worth taking a moment to assess your natural skin type, whether sensitive, combination, or normal, before buying the first scrub you see.
Sensitive Skin Exfoliators
If you struggle to find mild skincare products that don’t cause irritation or stinging, exfoliators may not be right for you. However, Epicuren Discovery’s Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel is specifically formulated to bring balance and a renewed look to all skin types. With mild pumpkin enzymes and nourishing antioxidants, this peel can help protect and revitalize your appearance with regular use.
Exfoliators for Oily Skin
With oily skin, a major concern is keeping the skin cleansed without excessively drying it out. Weekly exfoliation with a potent formula designed to hydrate while dissolving dead skin cells in tough-to-reach places can do wonders for people with naturally oily skin. Our Micro-Derm Ultra-Refining Scrub gives your skin a professional treatment, leaving it smooth, perfectly hydrated, and flawless.
Acne and Blemish Exfoliators
Your acne treatment routine can get an effective boost from a high-quality exfoliator or mask to help detoxify skin and help new skin cells replace those infected by bacteria. Epicuren Discovery’s two-in-one solution for blemish and acne-prone skin, the Clarify Polishing Mask, does just that. First, the formula draws out dirt, oil, and toxins from the week’s wear and tear. Then, you scrub it away to reveal a revitalized look and a clean slate for your other acne treatments.
Professional-Grade Exfoliators by Epicuren Discovery
Whether you’re looking for the most effective, professional-grade product, or a lighter, refreshing facial scrub, Epicuren Discovery has an exfoliator for you. Matched and recommended by skin type, our exfoliators, peels, and polishes leave your skin clean, fresh, and radiant, ready for whatever the week throws at it. Learn more about how our exfoliators and complete line of skincare products can help revolutionize your routine by taking our skin quiz today!