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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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A one step, at home treatment that delivers professional level exfoliating and tightening.
$78.00
60 pads | GH009
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A fruit acid gel with no abrasive particles specially formulated to exfoliate mature skin.
$63.00
1.5oz | DC251
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A must-have exfoliant for those who want their skin to look and act younger.
$28.00
1.7oz | PN046
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This high strength two-step peel kit delivers noticeable anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits
$79.00
13 peels | NS069
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A sheer, weightless treatment that exfoliates and helps fade sun damage.
$24.00
3.3oz | PN004
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Smooth, refine and polish skin texture with this microderm scrub.
$34.00
1.7oz | MN002
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This peel is a one step, at home glycolic treatment that gently exfoliates and retextures.
$30.00
25 Pads | GH008
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This daily polishing scrub leaves skin brighter, clearer and younger-looking.
$75.00
3.5oz | GO032
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Staff Favorite Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$86.00
30 Applications | DG108
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These daily peel pads are formulated to exfoliate and deliver potent antioxidant protection against aging.
$65.00
36 pads | EX105
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Brighten a dull complexion and reduce the appearance of large pores.
$35.00
60 pads | WC003
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An active nighttime treatment pad that resurfaces skin and reverses the signs of photoaging.
$45.00
45 pads | RC078
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