WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXFOLIATION AND MICRO-EXFOLIATION?

Microderm

Dr. Katie Rodan: Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells to brighten the complexion. Regular exfoliation will help accelerate cell turnover and aid in the removal of excess melanin. It also helps clear the way for better efficacy of active ingredients.

Exfoliation can be part of your daily cleansing routine. REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash with alpha hydroxy acids helps loosen dead skin cells and refine skin texture and tone. To further boost results from your skincare Regimen, using an exfoliating tool, like REDEFINE AMP MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller, is clinically proven to improve your results by 50%. This tool conditions your skin, improving the appearance of firmness and elasticity and minimizing the appearance of pores.

 No matter which exfoliation method you choose, the secret is—don’t overdo it! Avoid harsh exfoliant ingredients like walnut shells or apricot pits that can scratch or irritate your skin. If your skin becomes red, uncomfortable, or dry, substitute an exfoliant cleanser with a mild one,   followed by moisturizer, until your skin recovers. When it comes to your skin, the saying “no pain no gain” simply isn’t true! The best results are achieved with products that are both gentle AND effective.

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WHAT CAN I DO TO REDUCE MY DAILY SENSITIVE SKIN?

Doctors

 

Dr. Kathy Fields: The skin’s natural lipid barrier is designed to hold moisture, cool the skin through release of moisture, and prevent irritants from penetrating the skin. When that barrier is compromised, due to genetic predisposition or environmental factors, your skin loses water faster and is more exposed to the harsh effects of external triggers—which can lead to sensitive skin that is dry, cracked, chapped or visibly red.

Some great ways to help your skin break the cycle of sensitivity include:

1) Be gentle when touching skin, and avoid exfoliating products that contain glycolic acid, scrubs and mechanical brushes, which can diminish the protective barrier on skin;

2) Before applying daily skincare products to your whole face, do a patch test on the inside of your neck in case your skin has a reaction (stick with fragrance-free formulas, too).

3) Avoid other environmental triggers that may cause sensitive skin flare-ups, such as unprotected exposure to wind or cold weather, hot showers, stress, spicy foods and alcoholic beverages.

If sensitivity, including dry, chapped, cracked or red-looking skin is a usual occurrence, a daily comprehensive skincare routine is recommended. The SOOTHE Regimen helps to protect your skin and alleviate dryness and other sensitivity issues, so that you can help your sensitive skin look and feel its best. SOOTHE Regimen combines clinically proven OTC active ingredients with exclusive RFp3 peptide technology to shield against the biological and environmental aggressors associated with dry, chapped, cracked, red-looking, sensitive skin. The result? A healthy-looking, even-toned complexion every day.

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