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Glow With Confidence

Glow With Confidence

Our friends at Osea Malibu just launched their newest - straight from the sea - creation that will have our faces silky smooth and glowing in no time. In honor of this launch, let’s take a look at what exactly is giving us that illuminated skin and how do we use it to maximize the benefits and keep our skin healthy and bright. 

Exfoliation is one of the surest ways to get smooth, glowy, softer-looking skin in no time and it’s one of the easiest products to overuse because of these immediate results. Who doesn’t want a quick fix right before they head to an event or the satisfying sensation of scrubbing off the dirt and grime from the day? The right amount of exfoliation is not only going to reveal your best looking skin but any product you use after will penetrate into the skin more effectively. 

So, how do we proceed to reap the benefits and keep our skin healthy and strong? Seaglow Resurfacing Scrub Cleansing Face Exfoliator is a lot to say, but to be fair, it’s a heavy lifter packed with both chemical and physical exfoliants and a cleansing team of nutrients. Team Osea explains why they power packed this product:

chemical and physical exfoliants technically do the same thing–slough off dead skin–but they work in very different ways. Chemical exfoliants use acids, enzymes and fruit extracts to loosen the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Physical exfoliants use granular substances to slough away dead skin and debris, instantly revealing a brighter-looking complexion”

Seaglow Resurfacing Scrub Cleansing Face Exfoliator combines the two for maximum effectiveness. 

Our pals over at Tata Harper, infamous for their Regenerating Cleanser (a daily exfoliating cleanser) break down chemical exfoliants even further:

“ The words “chemical exfoliation” can sound intimidating, but our AHA and BHA's are naturally sourced from 100% plant-based ingredients such as plant sugars or citric acid from orange & lemon. To help you figure out which chemical exfoliator is right for you, we've broken down which one you'd need depending on the benefits you're targeting.
So, which results are you looking for?

Brighten with AHAs:  

  • These include glycolic, lactic, citric, malic, and tartaric acids. They can be natural or synthetic, but, of course, we always opt for natural. AHAs cause exfoliation and retexturizing of the surface skin. They work by dissolving dead skin cells, allowing brighter-looking skin to emerge.

Fight Congestion with BHAs:

  • BHAs are better for oily or congested skin, as they work to clear clogged pores. There is only one BHA, salicylic acid. It is oil-soluble, meaning it penetrates deep into the pores to clean out excess sebum and reduce oiliness. This helps to shrink the look of pores, banish blackheads, and fight blemishes. 

Fruit Enzymes: 

  • Fruit enzymes are a gentle and effective way to slough away surface skin cells and dissolve buildup to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Similarly to AHA’s, enzymes work to “eat away” or dissolve any unwanted dead skin cells, revealing your glowiest skin. Fruit enzymes are superstar ingredients in both our Resurfacing Mask & Purifying Mask.”

**It’s important to remember that acids increase your sensitivity to the sun, so it’s even more important to wear your sunscreen every day. 

The education team at Youth To The People explains how each skin type benefits from exfoliation :

“Younger, acne-prone skin may tolerate and benefit from more regular exfoliation. Products with BHAs (salicylic acid) can help to dissolve skin debris and unclog pores (which helps to prevent blackheads and cysts). As we age, our skin becomes drier, and over-exfoliating can cause redness, flaking, and irritation. For sensitive, drier skin, it is key to avoid mechanical (i.e. physical scrubs) and harsh chemical ingredients, and to balance exfoliation with appropriate moisturization.”

Over exfoliating is a real thing and we have to be careful of overdoing it. Generally speaking, most brands will recommend using an exfoliant 2-3 times a week. Of course some products are designed for more frequent use and, as always, we recommend talking with your dermatologist or esthetician for the program best suited for your skin. Regardless of which brand you use or the cadence with which you slough off those dead skin cells, we are sure that if you’re ready to get into the exfoliation game we’ve got a product that will have you glowing in no time! 

Come see our team and get your glow on!