Exfoliation - How Can I Improve My Dull Skin?

Will Exfoliation Help The Health Of My Skin?

The answer is yes!

Skin exfoliation assists in the removal of dead skin cells to:

  • Improve skin smoothness and tone.
  • Speed cell renewal.
  • Allow for increased penetration of active ingredients from subsequent products.

As our skin cells renew, old surface cells harden and lose moisture, creating a dull, lackluster appearance that can cause clogging and congestion.  As we age, damaged, contaminated cells don't always fall from our skin. Through professional and home exfoliation, dulling cells are effectively removed, and newer cells are revealed for a fresher, healthier appearance.

What is an exfoliant?

An exfoliant is any agent that removes dead skin cells and triggers new cells to push towards the skin's surface. Exfoliant can be physical, chemical, or both, and usage is dependent upon individual skin care needs.

Physical Exfoliants

Physical exfoliants use friction to remove dead skin cells, either through the use of a tool or machine, (such as a brush, sponge, microdermabrasion or dermaplaning) or a gentle abrasive, (such as Corn Meal, Rice Brand or Oatmeal).

Chemical Exfoliants

Chemical exfoliants dissolves the intercellular "glue" that attaches cells to the surface. Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid, Retinol, and Enzymes (proteins that break the chemical bonds of older cells and "digest" them) are a few examples of chemical exfoliants.

What To Expect During An Exfoliation Treatment

Exfoliation treatments will consist of a professional double cleanse to remove all traces of makeup, moisturizers, sunscreens and environmental debris. Your skin analysis will determine use of chemical or physical exfoliants (or even a combination of both), and possibly electric brushes to facilitate action of exfoliants.

After your skin is exfoliated, your skin therapist will apply hydrating, brightening and/or purifying treatments. Sunscreen must be applied to shield and protect skin. It is important to always apply sun protection (SPF) to protect the skin, as the sensitivity of the skin has been increased by the exfoliation.


For all skin types. Papaya enzyme dissolves dead skin cells that can clog pores. Essential oils help to eliminate bacteria and refresh the senses. The cleansing agents are extremely mild. Sugar has an exfoliating property alongside lactic acid for brightening and hydration.

 Apply to damp skin of face and neck with a gentle circular motion and minimal pressure. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water. Follow with toner and moisturizer. Can be used 2 – 3 times per week. The use of SPF is strongly recommended with the use of any exfoliating product.