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G2G Spring 2013 - Hot Topics

Guide to Gorgeous — Hot Topics & Trends

Be an exfoliation expert

Exfoliation is a vital step in obtaining a smooth radiant complexion. Not only does exfoliation refine the skin and even the skin tone but it also removes dead skin cells allowing the skin to more effectively receive your skin care products thus increasing their efficacy. The most common exfoliation methods are manual exfoliation and chemical exfoliation.

Manual exfoliation involves physically removing dead skin cells by hand. For the face, choose exfoliators with scrubbing spheres or beads and massage gently without applying too much pressure. Rougher scrubs made with ground nutshells, etc. can scratch or tear delicate facial skin. If you have very sensitive skin or active acne, manual exfoliation is not recommended.

Chemical exfoliation is achieved with skin care products that contain one or more acids or enzymes, most commonly Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Both AHA and BHA exfoliate the surface of the skin, but BHA can exfoliate inside pores. BHA also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory actions, which makes it ideal for blemishes, acne, sensitive or reddened skin. AHA works well for those with more tolerant skin or those seeking to reduce sun damage, dryness or thickness.

Exfoliation generally should be done 1-3 times per week but be sure to follow the manufacturers guidelines included with your product choice. And remember exfoliation comes with the risk of increased sun sensitivity so be sure to always incorporate a sunscreen into your beauty routine.


  

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Put your freshest face forward with this supercharged Lactic and multi-fruit enzyme exfoliating peel.
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A highly-effective, gentle 2-step at-home facial peel that renews the complexion.
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This product delivers a stronger peel without risk of irritation or recovery time.
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$88.00
30 Applications | DG136
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Staff Favorite Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$88.00
30 Applications | DG108
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Formulated to improve skin firmness, tone and texture.
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60 Applications | DG109
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Clinical-grade weekly peel reveals younger-looking skin with two at-home steps.
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$84.00
30 Applications | DG127
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Formulated to improve skin firmness, tone and texture.
$84.00
30 Applications | DG100
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See dramatically smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin after just one treatment.
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2oz | KS029
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Instantly improves clarity and enhances radiance for a luminous, youthful glow.
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A leave-on resurfacing treatment that smoothes and evens skin tone and texture.
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