What is chemical exfoliation and why is it better than physical exfoliators AKA scrubs?

chemical exfoliation

Our skin constantly repairs and replaces itself. Because of this, we can be left with layers upon layers of dead skin all over our body. So, it makes sense that, after some time, there will be an accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. These accumulated cells provide place for further trapping and accumulation of dirt particles and the skin making the skin old and dull looking. It becomes essential to exfoliate or remove these dead cells from the surface of our skin by following regular exfoliation techniques.

Earlier, we were dependent on physical scrubs made up of apricots, walnut, etc., but physical scrubs are harsh on our skin and end up causing micro tears and premature ageing. The rising awareness of the side effects of physical scrubs has made a revolutionary change in the industry. Skincare enthusiasts are now moving from physical exfoliation to chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation is one of the simplest ways to remove dead skin cells and brighten the complexion by treating blemishes, scars, pigmentation, sunspots and acne.

What is chemical exfoliation?

With the increased popularity of the skincare industry, beauty bloggers are all going gaga over chemical exfoliators. Chemical exfoliators are gently formulated skincare products that remove the surface built-up of dead skin cells on the skin to provide glowing and healthy-looking skin.

Chemical Exfoliator for Beginners

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to begin exfoliating with a lower percentage of actives. And introduce it slowly in your skincare routine, like twice a week. And always do a patch test before using it.

Chemical Exfoliators for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Chemical Exfoliators with Salicylic Acid work the best for oily and acne-prone skin as it unclogs pores and cleans them out. Chemical exfoliators with salicylic Acid remove excess oil and dead skin cells and prevent blackheads and whiteheads. FCL Penta Peel Pads are at-home chemical peeling treatment that exfoliates your skin by removing all dead skin cells and rendering smooth skin by working on fine lines and wrinkles.

 Chemical Exfoliators for Dry Skin

Exfoliators that provide sufficient hydration and brighten dull skin are ideal for dull skin. If you have dry skin, choosing exfoliators with Lactic Acid or Glycolic Acid are the best. These actives target concern like ageing, dark spots, and pigmentation. FCL AHA Lightening Gel HQ is a fast-acting chemical exfoliant for dry skin that promotes a lighter skin and minimizes the appearance of dark spots.

Chemical Exfoliators for Sensitive skin

It is important to thoroughly research the product ingredients before investing in any product for sensitive skin because sensitive skin easily gets irritated. Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) are an ideal enzyme for sensitive skin as they are less irritating.

 Chemical Exfoliators for Normal/Combination Skin

Choose chemical exfoliators depending on your skin concern. There are a lot of options like Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid or Salicylic Acid, depending on the need. FCL Alpha Beta Acne Gel

Penta Peel Pads
AHA Lightening Gel HQ
Alpha Beta Acne Gel

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