Is Chemical Exfoliation Better Than Physical Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells on the skin’s surface to make room for newer cells. Our skin cells turn over anywhere from every few days (in babies) to every 40 days (in older adults); for the average adult it’s about 28 days. This is the reason babies have such soft smooth skin while some adults struggle with dull looking skin. As we get older exfoliation becomes important to help offset this significant slow down in the cell turn over process.
Skincare Saturday: What does Lactic Acid do and why should you care?
Lactic Acid is a skincare ingredient that exfoliates and one of the most popular Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). It is naturally occurring and found primarily in milk. it may very well be the reason milk is considered the fountain of youth. Cleopatra supposedly bathed in milk and was known to have beautiful skin.