When it comes to getting the most out of your skin care products, one important factor is exfoliation. Our skin accumulates various toxins and forms a build up of sunscreen, makeup and moisturiser throughout the day, meaning that regenerative and anti-ageing products can encounter a barrier when applied.
Ultimately, this results in products not being able to work as efficiently as possible – not what you want when you’ve taken the time and money to invest in high-quality cosmeceuticals. One way to address this is by double cleansing, a highly recommended technique to remove all traces of makeup and clean out the surface of your skin.
The key though is exfoliation. If we are not exfoliating we are not gaining the full benefit of all our homecare products as they are unable to be absorbed through dead skin. Our skin cells are in a continuous cycle of turning over and regenerating themselves. If we don’t exfoliate, dead cells build up resulting in dull, coarse and lifeless skin.
There are two main types of exfoliation
Physical exfoliation – work by the use of beads, generally biodegradable, that physically abrade removing surface skin cells.
Liquid exfoliation – involves a product such as our Even Skintone Serum which contains powerful exfoliating ingredients AHA’s & BHA. These acids work by dissolving dead surface cells and loosening the bonds that adhere your skin cells together.
Want professional help with exfoliation?
Microdermabrasion is an advanced exfoliating technique helps to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin cells for a radiant and rejuvenated result. If you imagine your skin as being made of wood, exfoliating at home can be likened to using a fine grain sanding paper, while microdermabrasion works like a sanding machine, removing the coarse surface areas to reveal a smooth, polished final result.
How does microdermabrasion work?
There are two types of microdermabrasion, crystal and diamond. At Ultraceuticals, we rely on the preferred diamond method, where wands encrusted with diamond chips superficially polish the skin without leaving any particles behind. Diamond microdermabrasion has no potential for infection, unlike with the crystal method where one of the crystals can get lodged in the skin. The high-speed instrument will work to remove your skin’s outer layer, but it is gentle enough that you won’t require any numbing or anaesthetic.
After a session, your skin may be slightly pink, but this is only a temporary effect, and should fade within 24 hours. This result is your face and body experience improved texture, appearance and tone, with key ingredients able to work more effectively upon the skin.
Microdermabrasion is available as an upgrade to any of our professional treatments that last for 45 minutes. To find out more about which treatments could work for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Ultraceuticals team today.