Updated: Oct 11

One of the questions I ask my clients is, how frequently they exfoliate their skin. Answers vary, such as: what’s that? Rarely! Everyday! Once a week! etc.! Most often their answers bring an expression of wonder upon their face, like, do I really need to do that? This is when I explain the importance of exfoliating our skin.

Every night while we sleep the skin starts a process of intense repair and cellular regeneration. This process leaves the skin with lipids (oil) and dead cells that our regular cleansing facial does not remove completely.

· Why Exfoliate?

Exfoliating will remove hard dead skin cells which, in turn, helps prevent the appearance of imperfections and improves the skins micro-circulation. This will allow your products to work more effectively. It doesn’t remove wrinkles but prevent early ageing, and that’s why I recommend beginning an exfoliation routine while we are young.

· How often do I need to exfoliate my skin?

The answer is regularly, but not every day. I know there are many products and brands that recommend “everyday” but NO! Exfoliating every day will remove the skin barrier. I recommend once a week for Normal/dry/Combination Skin and twice a week for Oily Skin. If your Skin is delicate or sensitive, exfoliate every 7-10 days with a delicate scrub.

· Important benefits:

- A deep cleanse that not just eliminates dead cells it also removes black heads.

- Improves skin micro-circulation, through the circular massage action of exfoliating.

- Preparing the skin to accept the next product to work effectively.

· The right way to do it:

I recommend in the evening because that is the time of the cellular regeneration.

Apply the scrub on semi-wet skin, start from the nose and massage in a circular motion up the forehead, cheeks, and chin. Avoid exfoliating the eye and lip contour (they need specific products) rinse with warm water and apply a cold cloth to close the pores.

Once you apply the scrub don’t massage the same zone for more than 30 seconds to avoid irritation or removing the skin barrier.

· Start Today!

There are several types of exfoliators depending on your skin type and needs. Find yours! Use your favorite brand if you have one, I recommend:

- Facial Exfoliating Scrub: For all skin types by Germaine de Capuccini

With a refreshing menthol fragrance and powerful granular exfoliators this scrub effectively removes dead skin cells while providing an invigorating experience. The skin is left feeling fresh, smooth, and clean allowing subsequent products to penetrate the skin more effectively.

** For Sensitive Skin, I recommend mixing this exfoliating with a gentle facial cleanser.

- Glycocure Intense Renewal Exfoliating Mask: For a deep, renewing exfoliation using natural fruit and glycolic acids by Germaine de Capuccini

An intensive renewing mask with Glycolic Acid to renew the skin while improving pigmentation, wrinkles and chronic dryness. It exfoliates deeply and helps the skin renew.

*** I recommend this exfoliation as an at home treatment in conjunction with the professional treatment Synergyage Peel & Carboxitherapy at Skin & Silhouette LLC.

· In Conclusion

I love being involved in my client’s goals and helping them achieve the results they expect in their facial and body treatments. I believe that the path to success is a team effort between the Esthetician and Client! If you want to achieve spectacular skin I recommend you visit your esthetician at least once a month. A skin analysis is essential for assessing its condition and recommending necessary treatments. Here at Skin & Silhouette LLC. we offer several deep cleanse treatments. Each facial treatment includes two or more technologies. The luxurious product line by Germaine de Capuccini is cruelty free and vegan friendly.

If you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact Skin & Silhouette LLC and make your appointment by calling or texting 404.638.4404 or book online at www.SkinandSilhouette.com.

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Mayra Hicks – Licensed Esthetician and Skincare Expert