What is exfoliation?
The term exfoliating generally refers to the removal of dead cells. This is essential for skin health and most people can benefit from it.
During the regeneration process of the skin there is a migration of cells from deep to the surface. These cells, at a young age, gradually age and eventually form on the surface of the skin a layer of horn cells, which exfoliates permanently.
Together with the sebum secreted by the sebaceous glands, dust, pollution, these dead cells soak the pores and dilate them, leading to the appearance of blackheads. They should be removed from the skin for the dermis to breathe, stop effective hydration and give the skin a tired and aged appearance.
Exfoliation promotes the appearance of new cells. Moreover, the researchers found that often guilty of black dots would not be so beloved and blamed chocolate, but rather a phenomenon called hyperkeratinization.
How often should we exfoliate our skin?
Eden Spa therapists recommend a series of six treatments, one a week. Used preventively, the products intended for exfoliation may delay its aging. The skin becomes softer, and the small impurities will disappear.
What does exfoliation offer?
exfoliation, therefore, it is the first and most important treatment to be performed in a true body treatment. The problem with this technique is that being so easy to achieve, most of the times we tend to overdo it, thus reaching the phenomenon of over-exfoliation.
Therefore, this process should be carried out by a specialist who identifies your skin type and its specific needs.
In a spa, exfoliation can be done in two ways: mechanically and enzymatically. The others, based on chemicals - trichloroacetic acid and resorcinol - are applied by doctors.
The mechanical exfoliation is also of several types: dry, with special salt, granulated scrub. The dry one is made with a brush made of natural hair, loaf or abrasive gloves. These are usually "a prelude" to subsequent body treatment.
In this case, the therapist's movements are gentle and rhythmic. Exfoliation with salt or Salt Glow always ends with applying a lotion or massage. Very important, before exfoliation you should not shave two days before treatment, to prevent any irritation.
Granulated Scrub - Body Polish is a gum that contains any kind of seeds or granulated elements.
Dissolving enzymes or exfoliants involve two concepts: the first would be proteolytic enzymes such as lipo-amino acids and papaya enzymes, and the second would be part of the AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid) family, such as salicylic acid.
Depending on the type, the enzymes are usually stronger than the mechanical exfoliants. They act more strongly in the process of dissolving dead cells, but they do not stimulate the skin as the mechanical ones do. So ask the specialist's advice, who will definitely know what kind of treatment to recommend.
Here you can read more about the exfoliation offers from Eden Spa.
Article supported by Eden Spa.