Exfoliate Using 3 Expert Tips
Exfoliate…. It’s one of the most inexpensive, easy things you can do to keep your skin looking great! One of the reasons men have such great skin even as they age is because they shave every day – and this is an excellent way to exfoliate. As we age, cell turnover slows down and dead skin cells can give us a dull complexion. By taking the time to exfoliate you will slough off dead skin cells revealing glowing, fresh new skin. Added benefits include your moisturizers and serums will be more easily absorbed into your skin and your makeup will glide on more smoothly.
Exfoliate Using 3 Expert Tips
The best time to exfoliate is in the morning. Your skin repairs itself at night so the morning is the perfect time for scrubbing away those dead skin cells.
1. Exfoliate with Gentle SkinMedica Exfoliators and Retinoids
SkinMedica Skin Polisher is an excellent facial exfoliant appropriate for all skin types except sensitive skin. Fragrance-free, the SkinMedica Skin Polisher gently exfoliates the skin without stripping the skin of moisture. This product is generally recommended for use one to two times per week as tolerated to achieve desired exfoliation. Moisten skin with lukewarm water. Apply a small amount to the fingertips, add a little water, and gently exfoliate the face using small circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. For an added boost, apply SkinMedica Retinoid every other day before bedtime followed 30 minutes later with SkinMedica TNS serum to moisturize the skin.
2. Exfoliate with a Clarisonic Skincare Brush or Non-mechanical Dry Brush
The Clarisonic Brush is one of those rare beauty tools that is beloved by almost everyone who tries it. Basically a mechanical tool for cleansing the face, you use the Clarisonic with your favorite cleanser to deep clean your pores. It’s a great exfoliator but is expensive costing up to $200. For a less expensive alternative, any beauty store carries non-mechanical dry exfoliating brushes for under $10.
3. Exfoliate with Facials Using Regenerative Skin Therapies Once a Month
Take your exfoliating one step further with stronger products applied by a skincare expert.
Chemical peels are a form of regenerative skin therapy. A chemical peel solution typically contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and/or beta hydroxy acid (BHA). It is applied to the surface of the skin causing the top layer of skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This dermabrasion causes the skin to regenerate itself. As the chemical peel lifts dead skin it allows for more skin cells to rise to the surface of the skin. Chemical peels also stimulate the production of collagen beneath the skin. This fills in pitted scars and wrinkles and creates supple, more youthful looking skin. Your skin will greatly benefit from making chemical peels part of your monthly regimen.
When getting a facial, an added service you may want to ask for is dermaplaning. Similar to shaving, an aesthetician will use a surgical-grade sterile blade at an angle to gently exfoliate your skin. The sloughed off skin cells and “peach fuzz” will be gently wiped away at the end of the procedure – revealing a fresh, vibrant skin surface.
National Laser Institute Med Spa offers a variety of medical grade skin rejuvenation products like SkinMedica for a radiant complexion. Many of these products go hand-in-hand with our advanced cosmetic laser, radiofrequency, and IPL. National Laser Institute is leading the anti-aging revolution as the premier educational facility in the country, training physicians and nurses from all over the world in advanced medical aesthetic technologies including laser, IPL, and cosmetic injectables.
Visit our training institute for deeply discounted rates on treatments or receive your treatment in our med spa by the experts that teach doctors, nurses and laser technicians privately. At National Laser Institute, you can expect luxury treatments without the luxury cost. At other luxury med spas chemical peels cost over $150. At NLI chemical peels start at just $100. We offer non-obligation consultations. To find out what product or service would be the best fit to exfoliate your skin, call 800.574.8377 or click here and receive a free consultation with one of our expert skin care specialists.
Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.