A Guide to Facial Exfoliation

The skin gray with lack of sun, tired and often dry, just waiting for spring rejuvenation treatments. One of the most effective methods of facial skin revitalization is controlled peeling. Physiologically, our epidermis undergoes keratinization itself within about a month. However, getting rid of the driest layer of the skin yourself allows you to stimulate the natural renewal of the structures responsible for hydration and visually rejuvenate the skin.

Sylveco facial scrubs and enzyme peel

Although the field of cosmetology offers us several types of exfoliation treatments, depending on the depth, method and means used, at home, it is safest to perform superficial peels that only affect the outer layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. However, such a minimally invasive procedure will allow us to:

  • remove impurities and excess sebum from the skin surface,
  • soften the skin, prepare it for the adoption of cosmetics applied later
  • refresh and brighten the skin (exfoliation accelerates the process of detachment of dead skin cells)
  • unblock sebaceous glands
  • stimulate the skin to work, strengthen blood circulation in the capillaries, which provides better nutrition for the skin
  • extend makeup durability

The most popular granular peels allow for mechanical exfoliation of dead skin cells thanks to natural abrasive particles. The particles that come from natural ingredients (shells, fruit stones, salt, sugar, sand) have an irregular shape and guarantee peeling with more intensity than the peeling containing synthetic particles (most often artificial balls, the shape of which ensures gentle treatment). We can choose coarse, medium or fine-grained peeling. The larger the particles, the stronger and stronger the exfoliation.

In turn, enzyme peels are much milder, working on a slightly different principle. In their composition we can find special enzymes (Papain from papaya fruit or Bromelain from pineapple fruit), which loosen inter-cellular bonds, making it easier to remove dead skin. However, you should remember to thoroughly wash such a cosmetic from the skin, and for better performance during the treatment, keep your skin warm and moisturized (preferably massage with wet hands).

How to choose the scrub for your skin type and how often to use?

For a thick, oily skin, which is usually the resistant type, we recommend you choose granular peels. Depending on additional problems, you can use coarse-grained peels for the body, and medium and fine-grained peels for the face. With acne and existing inflammations, we can only do enzymatic peel or we completely refrain from performing the procedure until the skin heals. We recommend you do the peeling once a week.

For dry skin, without excessive sensitivity and without dilated capillaries: we choose enzymatic or fine-grained peeling (natural or containing synthetic abrasive balls). We recommend you do the peeling every two weeks.

For a thin, delicate, capillary and sensitive skin - enzymatic, and in special cases peels are discouraged at all. Sufficient frequency is once a month.

Properly carried out peeling lasts from 7 to 10 minutes, we do it by massaging the skin and moistening the hands from time to time.


Source:; Translated by Alina Cosmetics Team


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