Exfoliating Face Wash - Mx Cosmeceutical Skin Exfoliate
Exfoliating skin is a vital way to revitalise the look and feel of your skin. As we grow older our rate of skin cell turnover dramatically slows with the result that dead cells tend to remain on the skins surface accentuating fine lines and a generally dull complexion.
The benefits of skin exfoliation
Exfoliating skin is a very important component of any skincare routine for both face and body. Exfoliation works to unclog pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and allow better absorption of serums, moisturisers and antioxidants from skincare treatments.
Skin exfoliation products can help with many skin problems and can also improve blood circulation to the skin’s surface, helping skin to look healthy and glowing. Regular exfoliation removes dead cells, helping the cell renewal process and improving the tone of the skin.
Specific benefits of Cosmeceutical Exfoliation
Exfoliation helps enormously with dry or dehydrated skin, especially on scaly or flaky areas. After exfoliation, it is strongly advised to apply a moisturiser to your skin as it will be perfectly prepped for maximum absorption.
As the skin ages, pigmentation (dark areas on your skin) becomes increasingly common and more apparent as you grow older. The actives in a cosmeceutical exfoliant can help reduce pigmentation spots. Always follow with a moisturiser and always wear sunscreen.
For those who suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps to draw out black heads and white heads, which are commonly referred to as skin congestion.
For blemished skin the use of an exfoliator is strongly recommended. Many people believe that the best plan of action for blemished skin is to strip the skin, which, while killing the bacteria, also dries out the skin and causes irritation, rather exfoliate your skin and then apply a moisturising lotion with clean hands to prevent spots or infections.
What Type of Exfoliant Should You Use?
There are two types of skin exfoliate chemical exfoliation, which uses acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells, and physical exfoliation, which utilizes a hard substance to manually remove the dead skin cells. For sensitive skin look for enzyme based facial products which are naturally sourced, from fruits for example – these work much like chemical exfoliation but are far gentler and safer to use on the skin.
How often should you use a facial exfoliation product?
It is always essential to maintain a good balance in any skincare regime. Not exfoliating leaves the skin tending to look dull whilst too much exfoliation can cause the skin to be stripped of its natural oils. As a general rule exfoliating your skin should be done around twice a week.
Exfoliation after care
Below are some skin exfoliation after care tips.
- Make sure to apply a moisturiser to hydrate your skin from the outside in. Mx Cosmeceutical Moisture + is ideal
- After exfoliating make sure not to expose your skin to harmful UV rays for 24 hours.
- Drink lots of water – this will help drain the toxins that were broke down from the skin exfoliation.
Why use Mx Skincare Cosmeceutical Exfoliate +
Mx Skincare is a boutique range of products, concentrating primarily on anti-ageing and containing only the best ingredients on the market. Within every Mx Skincare product are components proven to help support, improve and improve the skin's appearance, making the Mx Skincare range a great choice for every skincare regime. The range includes an excellent exfoliating cream and face wash.
The brand uses clean, elegant formulations, with respect for the integrity of the key active ingredients. These are used in the correct combinations designed to maximise the synergy between them. An excellent cosmeceutical skincare range it is formulated to deliver results and is never random in its approach. Each ingredient in the Mx Skincare range is designed so that it works seamlessly with every other ingredient. Mx Skincare has undergone stringent testing to make sure the final product is the very best available.
All Mx Skincare products are deliberately contained in airless stable pumps which prevents the active ingredients being exposed to air which oxidises them and renders them ineffective.
Designed to penetrate deeply into the skin’s lower layers, Mx Skincare generates superb results for the user, leaving the skin revitalized, beautiful and glowing.
The Mx Skincare range provides everything that the skin needs to regenerate, revitalise and minimise the signs of ageing.
All Mx Skincare products are 100% Australian owned and made. There are no animal derivates in the formulas and nothing is tested on animals.
Mx Skincare contains no Parabens, no SLS’s and is free from Petro Chemicals and Palm Oil.
Lactic Acid as an Exfoliate
Mx Skincare Cosmeceutical Exfoliate + contains lactic acid, one of the most popular AHA’s in skincare today. Lactic Acid is part of a group of Alpha Hydroxy Acids [ AHA’s]. It is a non-friction type of exfoliant which works by breaking down and dissolving the structure of dead skin cells without causing sensitivity. AHA’s such as Lactic Acid, are great for those who wish to rejuvenate their skin and to fight the signs of ageing. AHA’s can also be helpful for those who want to reduce the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation.
When applied to the skin it stimulates the exfoliation of surface skin cells by dissolving the bonding between these cells. This causes the sloughing off of dull rough skin and promotes cellular renewal by increasing the cell turnover in the epidermis of the skin. Lactic Acid increases the ceramides in the skin’s protective barrier. It also increases water retention, helps prevent congestion and improves hyperpigmentation. It also helps stimulate collagen, improves skin texture, softens the appearance of wrinkles and helps reduce hyperpigmentation.
One of the gentler acids, Lactic Acid should still only be used once to twice weekly. A key difference between lactic acid and other AHA’s, is its ability to boost skin’s moisture levels- even as it exfoliates it continues to attract moisture to the outer layers of the skin
When using any AHA you should be aware that skin may be more vulnerable to the effects of UV Rays, therefore it is always important to protect skin from the sun. With very sensitive skin it may be best to patch test before using this product. Always protect skin from the sun with sunscreen and a wide brim hat.
Mx Skincare Cosmeceutical Exfoliate+: Directions for use
Apply once weekly on a cleansed face, neck and décolletage avoiding the immediate eye area. Using a small amount, apply with fingertips or a masque brush. Leave on for 20 mins and then remove with tepid water.
Mx Skincare Cosmeceutical Exfoliate+: Ingredients
- Water [Aqua]
- Lactic Acid
- Hydroxyethyl l Cellulose
- Sodium Hydroxide