EXFOLIATING 101 August 01, 2014 10:40

 

We all know that exfoliation is good for your skin, but the extent of how important it is is not spoken of enough. Exfoliants offer a wide range of benefits and it is essential to know all the different kinds that are available and what they can do for you. 

Chemical ones like alpha hydroxy acids(AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids dissolve the natural buildup of dead skins cells and sweat. One of the most common chemical exfoliants is glycolic acid, an AHA made from sugar. Certain fruits like papaya or pineapple can be used as a natural exfoliant. This is because they contain enzymes that actually digest the dead skin cell buildup on the skin. Pumpkin is another great choice if you are looking for an enzyme exfoliant. 

Whether it's to get that perfect tan or just an effortless glow, you should have a weekly exfoliating routine with the right products. The Ellen Lange Skin Polish is the perfect clay based scrub since it contains micro sifted bamboo along with green & white tea extracts to leave skin smooth. Your skin will feel so soft that you won't know how you managed to live without this amazing scrub! 

If you do not want to use a scrub then Glycolic products are a great alternative. They contain the AHAs necessary to dissolve that extra buildup. Don't know where to begin? Start with the Ellen Lange 10% Glycolic pads...they work to remove oil while also providing gentle exfoliation!  Now that you know the basics, it's time to treat yourself.