Mechanical vs. Chemical Exfoliation

Exfoliation is such a buzzword in skincare now, and there are a ton of options out there. Just because there are a billion out there it doesn’t mean you have to use them all. Some are better than others with regard to skin type, concern, desire, and personal preference. Mechanical Exfoliation: Mechanical (or physical) exfoliation involves tiny granules, like sugar, coffee, etc. that literally scrub away … Continue reading Mechanical vs. Chemical Exfoliation

Tool Time: Face-Cleansing Devices

No fluff or fanfare. Let’s get right down to it! Washcloth: Pros: Cheapest, offers a good level of exfoliation Cons: Harbors a lot of bacteria, can tug on skin and lead to skin irritation and wrinkles. Tips: Use a fresh washcloth every time to avoid bacterial contamination Sponge: Pros: Cheap, offers a good level of exfoliation without tugging on skin Cons: Can harbor some bacteria … Continue reading Tool Time: Face-Cleansing Devices