That exfoliation makes a huge difference to how your skin looks and feels, is no surprise at all. Well exfoliated skin helps your skincare products sink in better and absorb into the skin properly. And while the traditional face scrubs are great, have you ever thought of trying a liquid exfoliant? Well, liquid exfoliants are the newest skin trend on the beauty block and obviously, the beauty fanatics that we are, we had to dig up all that there is to know about the skin trend.
Here is everything you need to know about liquid exfoliation, before giving this new kid a fair chance...
- What are liquid exfoliants?
- What skin types do they work for?
- How do you use a liquid exfoliant?
- What are the benefits?
What are liquid exfoliants?
Liquid exfoliants are also known as exfoliating toners and they are made using chemicals such as AHAs and BHAs to sweep away dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and more radiant. The active ingredients in liquid exfoliators make them perfect for lifting away a dull complexion.
What skin types do they work for?
Liquid exfoliants are beneficial for everyone, irrespective of the skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for a exfoliant with AHA and BHA in it. If you have dry skin opt for a product with poly hydroxy acid (PHA), since these are milder and don’t cause as much irritation.
How do you use a liquid exfoliant?
Liquid exfoliators should be used in smaller quantities before bedtime. Always follow it up with a hydrating moisturiser. If you have particularly sensitive skin, do a patch test. Start with using it just once a week, so that your skin has enough time to get used to the pH change.
What are the benefits?
Liquid exfoliants are super effective because they contain the two secret ingredients—AHAs and BHAs. These acids when used correctly offer a whole lot of complexion boosting benefits. From uneven texture, dead skin cells, clogged pores to pigmentation, there is nothing that these star ingredients can’t deal with.