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What is Chemical Exfoliation?

What is Chemical Exfoliation?

Chemical exfoliation is a term that you may have heard of and wondered what it actually means. It’s actually quite a modern term that is used to describe the new wave of liquid exfoliators like our Nakin Exfoliating Radiance Tonic. These types of exfoliators have moved away from the damaging grains and scrubs used in the past, and still used today, but not recommended by beauty experts and dermatologists. At Nakin we actually go a step further and use plants to exfoliate as we firmly believe that this is the best way to look after skin, as plants are more harmonious. Exfoliation in particular can be quite harsh for the face and neck, plus cause irritation and redness, and this is especially true if a product contains synthetic exfoliators such as glycolic acid.

Chemical exfoliation is a type of skin care treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the face or body to remove dead skin cells and promote cell renewal. This process unclogs pores, reduces signs of ageing, evens out skin tone, and helps improve overall skin health. Common ingredients used in chemical exfoliants are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid and lactic acid and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid. Chemical exfoliation can be done at home with over-the-counter products or professionally by an aesthetician or dermatologist. For those new to chemical exfoliation, it is important to start slowly with once-a-week applications, as sensitivity to the ingredients can vary greatly by individual. Chemical exfoliation, when done correctly, can give skin a smoother and brighter appearance with long-term benefits. If you are looking for a quick way to refresh dull or dry skin, chemical exfoliants may be your ideal solution.

It is important to remember, however, that the results of chemical exfoliation are not always instantaneous as it takes time for your skin to adjust and heal, especially with some of the stronger treatments. Additionally, improper application can cause redness, dryness, and irritation; if any of these occur, you should discontinue use immediately. If done correctly and safely though, chemical exfoliants can be an effective way to achieve softer and brighter skin in no time. So, whether you're looking for a quick fix or long-term results, chemical exfoliation may just be the answer. At Nakin, we always recommend using a plant exfoliator like ours, to reduce the chance of any irritation. With the right care routine, chemical exfoliants will leave you with a beautiful and healthy glow.

We hope that you have found our post useful explaining what chemical exfoliation is. At Nakin we are big fans of chemical exfoliation, but we do much prefer plant exfoliators for the reasons that we mentioned above. Every chemical exfoliator is different and so the instructions should be carefully read before use. With our Nakin Exfoliating Radiance Tonic it can be used nightly, or less if required. Everyone will have different requirements when it comes to chemical exfoliation depending on their skin. But if you are looking to ease lines, wrinkles, an uneven face tone and general dullness, then a good chemical exfoliator like ours is hard to beat. Find it with the rest of our anti-ageing face products online.

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