If your skin has been looking dull and lifeless lately, you might be considering exfoliation. Exfoliation is the process where dead skin cells are removed from the surface of the skin to reveal a layer of glowing, smooth skin! There are mainly two types of exfoliation, chemical and physical exfoliation. In the past, physical exfoliation was the more popular method of exfoliation. Today, however, physical exfoliation has been getting a bad reputation and chemical exfoliation is becoming more popular. What is the difference between the two? Why is chemical exfoliation preferred over physical exfoliation? If these are questions that you have, read on to find out the answers to these questions!
What Is Chemical and Physical Exfoliation?
Chemical exfoliation is when the chemicals you’re applying to your face are the ones carrying out the exfoliating process. Physical exfoliants are using manual force in order to exfoliate the skin. Examples of physical exfoliants are washcloths, loofahs, sponges, brushes, skin scrubs and dermaplaning. Now that you know the basics, let’s go into the reasons why chemical exfoliants are better than physical exfoliants.
Chemical Exfoliants Are More Effective
These are more effective because they penetrate the skin for a deeper exfoliation when compared with physical exfoliants that seem to only work on the surface.
Chemical Exfoliants Are Better for People with Sensitive Skin
Chemical exfoliants come in various forms of chemicals, which allows them to be more suitable for people who have more sensitive skin. For example, if you are on the more extreme spectrum of sensitive skin, you can use water based exfoliants that are supposed to be gentler on your skin.
Chemical peeling Vs. Water Based Aqua Gel Exfoliator
Chemical peels, which contain AHAs and are water-soluble, use strong acids to dissolve proteins on skin surface. Unlike chemical peeling solutions that use strong acids, Cure Aqua Gel is a water-based exfoliator that gently catches and removes dead surface skin with an activated hydrogen water formula. They do not contain strong chemicals that cause stress to the skin.
Chemical Exfoliants Are Better for Acne-Prone Individuals
For those with acne, we understand the worries that you may have. You may be afraid of putting anything on your face due to fear of a breakout occurring. For individuals who are more prone to pimples and blemishes, physical exfoliation can be a poor choice because it can strip the skin of moisture completely. Hence, using products that can help to balance the oil that your skin produces can be better, which is why chemical exfoliants are a better choice. BHA is oil soluble and can penetrate deeper into your pores which makes it a good choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin.Cure Aqua Gel does not use harsh chemicals or abrasives that dissolve or scrape your skin, making it friendly to sensitive skin. If you have any doubts about whether chemical exfoliation is good for your skin type, speak to a dermatologist for greater peace of mind.