Of all the ways to breathe life back into dull, grey, tired-looking skin, nothing is more effective (nor faster and simpler) than a spot of gentle exfoliation. From the variety of exfoliating ingredients available in products to different types of exfoliators it can get incredibly confusing knowing which is the best purchase for your skin. To help you out, here at Mankind we’ve taken the time to provide some help so here’s a crash course in how to give your skin a pep talk!
Step 1: Choosing the Right Exfoliator
Exfoliation is basically just a posh word for giving your skin a bit of a buff and polish, ridding it of grease, grime and dead skin cells, and making it look cleaner, healthier and younger in the process. What’s more, exfoliators are great for preparing skin prior to using moisturisers and face masks and can help prevent ingrown hairs too. There are two main forms; ones that use physical particles to remove the dead cells (scrubs) and ones that do it with the help of ingredients such as Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Some, like Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Ageing Buffing Beads, even combines both for a ‘double whammy’ effect! As a rule of thumb scrubs are great on all but the most sensitive of skins whilst peels, washes and non-abrasive scrubs are great for sensitive or oily skin.