Growing New Skin:the Use Of Exfoliants Out with the old, in with the new. That’s the job of an exfoliant: to remove old and dead skin, allowing new and healthier skin to resurface. Exfoliating is a great way to achieve radiant skin that is soft and smooth,like a baby’s bottom, because it allows the new skin to retain moisture, which also slows the aging process.
Although exfoliants can help your skin look amazing, if you’re not careful, they can also damage skin that is sensitive, dry, or acne prone. Ingredients in exfoliants can contain fruit seeds, shells, botanical extracts and alpha hydroxyl acids. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to find a product that has small granules so as not to break the skin. Other types of exfoliants are salt or sugar-based scrubs.
Here are the three most common ingredients in acid exfoliants:
1. Alpha hydroxy acids include Glycolic Acid (Origin:Sugar Cane), Lactic Acid (Milk), Tartaric Acid (Grapes), Citric Acid (Citrus Fruits), Malic Acid (Apples), and Mandelic Acid ( Almonds). These ingredients are good for treating dry skin, acne and sun spots, and improving skin texture, reducing fine lines, and increasing skin thickness. The most effective alpha hydroxy acid …