Choosing the Right Exfoliator


Choosing the Right Exfoliator

  Now let’s look at how to choose the best exfoliator for your skin type.

Before we begin, there are some important questions to ask                                                                          

·      How sensitive is my skin?

·      What is the condition that I am targeting?

·      How much time do I dedicate to my skin care routine?

·      Do I have any known allergies to Aspirin fragrances or any other ingredients?


Here are some exfoliation choices we will be talking about today

         1. Scrubs

         2. Enzymes

         3. Beta Hydroxy Acids(BHA) also known as  Salicylic Acids

         4. Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHA)

Below I have listed the best choices for the different skin types.


Sensitive skin – The best choice for this type are Enzymes. Using abrasive products or acids can injure this skin. Enzymes are placed on clean skin, and left on for 10 – 20 minutes. Then wash away for skin that is exfoliated but not irritated.


Mature skin – The best choices are Scrubs, Enzymes, BHA’s and AHA’s .

Let’s try to be more specific.                        

·      Mature but sensitive, the choice would be Enzymes

·      Mature and you are not one to spend time on your skin, the choice would be AHA’s

·      Mature and want to only do exfoliating in the shower, the choice would be Scrubs. **Remembering not to injure this delicate skin**.

.       Mature skin that has Blackheads that you want to get rid of, the choice would be BHA's  & maybe AHA's


Oily Skin – All of these choices will great for this skin type.

Let’s try to be more specific.

·      Oily but sensitive due to acne, or skin type. The choice would be Enzymes &  BHA.

·      Oily and you are not one to spend time on your skin, the best choices would be AHA’s & BHA’s.

·      Oily and want to only do exfoliating in the shower, the best choice would be Scrubs.


Dry/Dehydrated Skin The best choices are Enzymes, and AHA’s. 

            Sensitive skin will always be happier with an Enzyme

            · AHA's are easily to bring into a routine


Youthful Skin – The best choices for this changing delicate skin is a gentle scrub, and a BHA.    

        Both of these choices used together can a great help as the skin begins to change


 Always stay away from products at are labeled “Acne”, as they are full of drying agents that will injury any skin type

These guide lines are exactly that, guidelines. Each person is unique. Remember that no matter how great a product is, it will not work if you don’t use it.

For help figuring out what is right for you, it is best to ask a Skin Care Professional for help.