Exfoliation is key to a refined complexion. Both physical (scrubs) and chemical (peels + acids) will get the job completed-the choice is yours. Any type of exfoliation will help pore size, by removing dead dry skin cells, pollution, bacteria and signs sun damage the skin’s surface will appear smoother, brighter, more even and less wrinkled. After proper and continues exfoliation, choosing a treatment product is imperative to refined pores. Powerhouse ingredients such as Ferulic Acid and Vitamin C must be incorporated into a healthy daily regimen.
Exfoliation types for Pore Refinement
Chemical exfoliation uses acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells
Alpha-hydroxy acids target fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and age spots, while exfoliating and promoting collagen production
- Glycolic: reduces visible signs of aging
- Lactic: exfoliates, reduces appearance of hyperpigmentation + draws moisture to skin surface
- Tartaric: helps reduce appearance of fine lines + wrinkles
- Malic: promotes collagen production + reduces signs of aging
- Citric acids: exfoliates + expedites new cell turnover
- Salicylic Acid: good for Acne prone skin, exfoliation and improves skin’s texture and color.
Manual + Physical exfoliators
Physical exfoliation utilizes a hard substance to manually remove the dead skin cells–think microdermabrasion
- Ruby crystals-perfectly round so they provide an even exfoliation and they do not cause tearing to the surface of skin
Ingredients for Pore Refinement
Vitamin C and Retinol as they both stimulate cell renewal and collagen production, which will firm up the connective tissue around the pores making them become + appear smaller.
Acid helps to bind moisture to the skin and fill fine lines and wrinkles, making pores appear smaller.
DMAE provides firmness and helps give a lifted appearance
Feruilc Acid fights free radical damage and is an extremely potent anti-oxidant. On par with SOD
What you need based on your skin type
Oily/Acne: Doctors Scrub Advanced or Fresh A Peel + Brightening Elixir
Oily and Acne skin types need to wash and often due to the excess oil production. Doctors Scrub Advanced offers a deep exfoliation along with Hyaluronic acid for a tight and smooth finish. Fresh A Peel can be used 1-2 a week for an overall glow or if you are trying to target acne scars or dark spots. To treat and reverse signs of aging, use our newest serum Brightening Elixir which contains Ferulic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Vitamin E.
Red or sensitive skin Fresh-A-Peel, Radical Difference, Fleuressence Oil
A chemical Lactic acid based peel is perfect for sensitive or reactive skin (NO scrubbing involved). Physical scrubbing can aggravate sensitive skin and induce redness. Radical Difference serum soothes agitated skin and quells redness and inflammation. Fleuressence oil brightens, help rebuild collagen with Vitamin A and provides skin with essential fatty acids for hydration.
Doctors Scrub or Fresh A Peel, Brightening Elixir, Fleuressence Oil
The hydrating emollients and Hyaluronic acid in Doctors Scrub, will
keep your skin hydrated and supple. The main ingredient in Fresh A Peel is Lactic acid, which is derived from milk. Lactic acid actually helps to pull moisture to the surface of the skin as well as attacking hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Seal and reverse signs of aging with Brightening Elixir followed by Fleuressence Oil for maximum hydration and brightness.
Fresh-A-Peel or Doctors Scrub, Brightening Elixir, Wake Up Call
Doctors Scrub is exfoliating and hydrating enough to use a 3-4 times a week. Fresh-A Peel can be added in once week for that over red carpet glow!
Reverse damaged skin with Brightening Elixir followed by Wake Up Call for a dose of DMAE and Retinol.