Hi! Christy here from Go See Christy
Beauty Boutique. In our last video we talked about why you should exfoliate
your skin and today we’re going to talk about the three different types of
exfoliants and which one may be best for your skin. Okay, the first one is Physical
Exfoliation, and that one uses beads or seeds. And basically what you do is you
have to use a rubbing motion to scrub and rub off the dead skin cells. This is
typically recommended for people who have younger skin, so 30 and younger, or
sensitive skin, or people who have capillary activities: Rosacea or
Telangiectasia. The second one is Chemical Exfoliation, and chemical
exfoliation depends on fruit enzymes or fruit acids, and you don’t need to do a
lot of rubbing motion you just put it on and let it work. And what that does is
basically dissolve or eat through the protein of the dead skin cells. So when
you wipe it off or you rinse it off the dead skin cells go right down the drain.
And that’s typically recommended for people who have dry, dull, aging skin,
hyperpigmented skin, breakout-prone skin, or Acne skin. If you have the Acne type
please make sure that you don’t rub too hard if you have the pustules because
that can spread bacteria. The brick wall illustrates how AHA’s dissolve the
bond that holds the dead skin cells together and the BHA actually dissolves
the dead skin cells. Alpha Hydroxy Acids mainly come from fermented fruit sugar and they
are strong enough to break down the bond that holds the dead skin cells together.
Beta Hydroxy Acids break down the dead skin cells mainly coming from Salicylic
Acid. A more gentle form of exfoliation can come from enzymes from the fruits
such as pineapples and papaya. Finally, it is the Combination which I
personally prefer for me and my clients. And basically what that is is a fruit
seed or bead in a fruit enzyme or a fruit acid solution. So that’s the
mixture of the Physical and the Chemical. And basically why I prefer that is
because you are using your rubbing motion to loosen up the dead skin cells
and that fruit acid is softening the inner cellular cement that holds it
together so you’re getting all of that off so you have a nice even skin-tone glow.
So whether you use a Physical, Chemical, or Combination of exfoliants, the end
result is even-toned, hydrated, and glowing skin. Thanks for watching and
check out our next video and what we’re going to talk about is why I don’t
typically recommend exfoliating rotating brushes.