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 have the consistency of a toner, but with really good exfoliating properties. They get these properties thanks to the chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs. These igredients are a lot more gentle than their physical counterpants and slough away dead skin cells to leave your skin soft and supple.
What skin types do they work for?
Irrespective of your skin type, liquid exfoliants will do wonders for your skin. There is a liquid exfoliant for your specific skin type. For example, if you have oily or sensitive skin, look for an exfoliant with AHA and BHA in it. But people with normal to dry skin types should go for products that contain poly hydroxy acid (PHA).
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.