What You Probably Don’t Know About Exfoliation

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We all want a glowing complexion and reduced fine lines. Exfoliation might just be your answer to achieve both coveted results at once. It also maximizes your results with other products in your skin care regimen by eliminating absorbency barriers. Ready for people to ask you how you have such brilliant-looking skin? Read on!


Better suited for thick, oily skin, mechanical exfoliation oftentimes entails using small granules to take away the exhausted top layer of skin. The abrasion polishes your skin by removing dead skin cells. Most skin experts recommend moving your finger tips in an upward, circular motion when using this method. This method clears pores resulting in smaller, more even-looking skin. Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Radiant Skin Refiner is the perfect product to use once or twice a week to slough off the old and revel in the new!

Part of the Tulasara Radiant Awakening Ritual, the Dry Brush promotes refined skin and is an excellent method if you have sensitive skin. The process involves rubbing the ultra-soft, nylon-bristled brush in circular motions to lift away the dead skin cells and is a gentler approach to mechanical exfoliation. Additionally, dry-brushing releases toxins, promotes microcirculation and stimulates the lymphatic system according to Ayurvedic tradition. And afterwards, you get to practice some self-love by massaging your face with the Tulasara Radiant Oleation Oil to complete the Tulasara Radiant Awakening Ritual.

Source: Aveda

Source: Aveda


Sounds harsh, but using chemical exfoliants is actually a non-abrasive way to reveal a glowing complexion. Botanical Kinetics Radiant Skin Refiner—a.k.a liquid gold—is a great example of a chemical exfoliant. Packed with natural acids like lactic and citric, this chemical exfoliant gently dissolves the dull layer of top skin. This type of removal process works fantastically if you have dry, sensitive skin. On the other side of the spectrum, the salicylic acid in this product balances overactive, oily skin too. You’ll prime your pores for maximum treatment and moisture benefits by adding this product to your skin care routine.

Hybrid Exfoliants

Hybrid exfoliants combine abrasion and chemicals to wipe away spent surface cells. They usually come in the form of pre-soaked packaged pads, like Aveda’s Outer Peace Acne Relief Pads. This salicylic acid treatment cleanses, exfoliates and unclogs pores and helps prevent new breakouts by diminishing blackheads. The acid is coupled with rich plant extracts that possess unique properties—check out the powerful benefits of tamanu! All these ingredients work together as a symphony for your skin.

But Don’t Stop at Your Face

Although typically not seen, your scalp needs to hear some music as well. Experts are finding that hair regrowth issues are associated with the scalp. The scalp accumulates dead skin cells and past product, creating buildup and preventing hair growth. Lack of stimulation also makes it more difficult for hair to regrow. Most consumers buy shampoo as their one and only cleanser for their crown-care routine. Shampoo, though, is for your hair. Products like Aveda’s Pramasana Purifying Scalp Cleanser are for your scalp. The cleanser gently dissolves and lifts the collected matter off your scalp. You can exfoliate and stimulate hair follicles with the Pramasana Exfoliating Hair Brush as the next step. To top it all off, the Pramasana Protective Scalp Concentrate protects your scalp from environmental aggressors after the cleansing and removal processes.

Source: Aveda

Source: Aveda

Remember, a discussion with your skin care specialist is essential for discovering the perfect fit for your skin. Visit Belle Salon & Spa’ and ask which exfoliant will reveal you

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