26 March 2011

Back2Basic: Exfoliants

So... if you've been following on with my recent beauty articles.. I've started 'Back2Basic' posts which is everything you've got to basically know about skin care, etc.


Exfoliation is the process where cells are removed from the surface of your skin! There are two types:
  • Enzymatic exfoliants usually come in a mask or paste form, which is left on the skin to dry before being buffed or rinsed away. The protein in the skin is broken down by a variety of chemicals in the peel. So basically what it does is... it sits on your skin and munches away all the dead skin cells! It requires no scrubbing or whatever, so it's most suitable for acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, sunburnt skin and any broken capillaries conditions.
  • Mechanical exfoliants is usually available in scrubs and are usually water-based products with granular pieces which bumps off the dead skin cells, when scrubbed. There's a variety of different scrubs targeted for different skin types/conditions.

Benefits of exfoliation
  • The skin appears smoother and more even in texture
  • Extractions are easier to perform; dead cells are removed from pore openings
  • Better absorption of products
  • Stimulate blood flow to the surface of the skin
  • Increases moisture in the skin

Contra-indications (conditions which prevents you from having task performed)
  • Open wounds, cuts, abrasions and bruises
  • Acne (depending on severity)
  • Sensitive skin (needs more attention)
  • Roaccutane or any drugs prescribed by a dermatologist (needs more attention because of skin conditions/changes caused by drugs)

That's all! I know there's a few home remedies for home-made exfoliants, so yap!
Going to sleep now...



  1. I'd love to see a post on how to make your own! :)

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and following! :) This is a great post of the different exfoliating method. Thank you.

  3. Dear! how did u learn all of these stuff? :) thank you for sharing what you know, i love exfoliating! :D

  4. @Vintage Ngaw!! I don't know any DIY scrubs and I don't want to give you false information just in case it harms your skin! Haha :D I'll post when I find out though xx

    @Ahleesa thank you! It's my pleasure!

    @Georgina I learnt these stuff from a Make-up class I'm currently studying! You're welcome! It's my pleasure yay!


  5. very informative blogpost =D would love to read more of these ^^ !

  6. @Elisa Thank you!! :D I'd try to keep posting ! x


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