Tuesday, 11 January 2011

New Year, New skin

What better way to start the New Year than brushing away all those dead skin cells.
As we get older skin renewal slows down, so exfoliating twice a week is a good way to ensure your skin stays looking youthful. It’s also essential for long lasting make-up. There are two different types of product to help with this.

1.      Chemical exfoliants which contain alph hydroxy acids (natural occurring acids) such as lactic acid, salicylic acid and retinol work by dissolving the dead skin cells and are a good way to reduce fine lines, unblock pores and reveal new fresher skin. My favourite is Ren glycolic peel.
However, on occasion these peels can cause slight irritation so if you have sensitive skin you can always try the second option of exfoliation.
2.      Physical exfoliants use ingredients that you gently massage on the skin to brush away the old surface.

I always rinse off these treatments with a muslin cloth and some warm water and then spritz my face with my favourite Caudalie Beauty Elixir http://www.spacenk.co.uk/product/shop+by+brand/caudalie/beauty+elixir+100ml.do
Load your skin with your favourite moisturiser and you should feel the difference immediately.