I Want New Skin. Which Exfoliant Is Best?

Mild exfoliant refreshes your skin and new skin contains loads of collagen. So which is most suitable — a scrub-based exfoliant or mild-chemical exfoliant?

In part 3 of our “Skincare 101″ series…

I want new skin. Which exfoliant is best?
Mild exfoliants refresh the skin by removing the superficial layer of unhealthy skin, inducing skin renewal. And we want that because new skin contains loads of collagen!

The proverbial question on exfoliant has always been whether scrub-based exfoliants are better than chemical-based ones. Dr. Tan explains that scrub-based exfoliants remove skin physically by a mild abrasion process while gentle chemical exfoliants induce microscopic peeling of skin by reducing the adhesions of the superficial layers of skin.

“I find that mild chemical-based exfoliants are easier to use and exfoliates more consistently than scrub-based exfoliants. However, when used correctly, both chemical and scrub-based exfoliants are great ways to effectively remove the superficial layers of unhealthy skin, stimulating skin renewal and collagen production.

The choice between the two ultimately boils down to personal preference.”

If you are the DIY sort who wants to make your own home-based facial peel or who doesn’t want to travel to get a chemical peel done professionally, Dr. Tan has this to say: “I caution against home-based facial peels from less well-known sources, especially those containing strong acids like Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), should be avoided. These can cause chemical skin burns. Its application should be left to medical professionals.”

Previously in “Make the most of your skincare”:
Importance of ingredients and formulation
Skin firming products: How long before results show?

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