What is the exfoliation process?
The healthy appearance of the skin is possible thanks to the regular exfoliation process supported by chemical peeling and daily care products. Regular exfoliation is beneficial for improving skin appearance and maintaining healthy skin functions. In addition, it helps to effectively repair the damage caused by photoaging (sun damage) on the skin.
Exfoliation process enables the removal of dead tissue in the outermost layer of the skin by chemical or mechanical means.
Since the skin is a living organism, it has a natural cycle like all living things. The natural cycle of the skin is a series of complex processes consisting of many steps, and eventually this natural cycle results in dead skin cells and shedding of these dead skin cells, like the end of every living thing.
With adverse environmental conditions, aging and various skin diseases, this natural cycle can be disrupted very easily.
With the disruption of the natural skin cycle, the cycle of removal (removal from the skin surface) of dead cells on the skin surface is also disrupted. The irregular removal of dead skin cells, on the other hand, causes a dull, thick, rough, dry, flaky and unhealthy-looking skin surface, and points to the beginning of many skin concerns.
Exfoliation regulates the skin's natural epidermal regeneration process. However, the other most important task of exfoliation is to activate the synthesis of components that make up the intercellular matrix, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and glycosaminoglycan.
In addition, the exfoliation process also has the task of ensuring that melanin (cells that give skin color) cells are properly and evenly distributed on the skin surface and improving epidermal skin barrier functions.
After the exfoliation process, visible positive changes are observed in the skin. The skin gets rid of its dull, thick and rough appearance and becomes smoother and thinner. As collagen and elastin production is triggered by exfoliation, thickening and plumping occur in the dermal layer. The skin is saturated with moisture and gets rid of dryness and tightness.
After exfoliation, clinical improvements may occur in the skin structure, which has rough appearance and dryness concerns. By reducing the pore size, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. In addition, positive results can be obtained in acne scars, acne and color tone inequalities with exfoliation.
Performing the exfoliation process regularly and supporting it with daily care products are important for skin health. Exfoliants can be chosen on a daily/weekly basis and according to skin type/skin concerns.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) Exfoliants should be preferred for dryness, dullness, flaking, signs of aging, fine wrinkles, acne scars, and blemishes.
BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) Exfoliants should be preferred if you are worried about oiliness, unbalanced sebum production, blackheads, pores, acne and acne scars.
The exfoliation process can be done daily or weekly, depending on the AHA or BHA ratio of the exfoliant. While 2%, 4%, 8% AHA or 1%, 2% BHA exfoliants can be included in the daily skin care routine, weekly exfoliation can be done with 10% or more AHA content exfoliants.
Care should be taken to ensure that the products used in skin cleaning are NICE. Cleaning products using gentle cleaning agents that do not contain SLES, SLS, ALS, Sulfates should be preferred. In addition, ingredients that damage the skin barrier such as ethyl alcohol, essential oils, and essential oils should be avoided.
After the exfoliation process, the skin should be moisturized very well with serums and moisturizers. During the day, sunscreen with broad spectrum (both UVA and UVB) protection should be renewed every 2 hours without neglecting the skin.
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