Your Exfoliating Questions, Answered

Fresh, healthy skin is the result of many things, and regular exfoliation, is a very important step in taking care of your skin. As babies, we have amazingly soft skin, largely in part due to high cell turnover. As we age, that cell turnover diminishes more and more, leaving our skin rougher and damaged. The solution? Exfoliation.

Why You Should Exfoliate

Every 28-45 days - depending on your age - skin cells die and pack on the top of our skin. By removing the dead layers that are glued on top of the skin with proper exfoliation you can achieve 4 major skin benefits:

1.You allow your skin to breathe better, hello rosy glow!

2. You purge pores of dead skin cells, making them appear smaller.

3. You prep the skin to better absorb nutrients from your skincare products.

4. You refine the top layers of skin, making it baby soft.

How Often Should You Exfoliate

At the heart of Odacité a very French approach to skincare, which is gentle regular exfoliation, as opposed to aggressive one in a while peel or scrub. Harsh exfoliation can compromise the skin barrier and trigger all kinds of skin issues. We formulate exfoliant that are strong enough to remove dead skin cells yet gentle enough not to harm the new ones.  

If you have mature, normal to oily skin, exfoliate 2-3 times a week. For those with sensitive skin, limit it to once a week.

 

Types of Exfoliation

Exfoliants can come in 2 forms – Chemical, Physical.  

Chemical exfoliation includes acids and enzymes that work by dissolving and eating dead skin.

Physical exfoliation includes scrubbing agents that “buff off” dead skin cells.

Chemical vs. Physical

Chemical: For a complete beauty treatment that will also offer a nice skin detox, try our Synergie [4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque.. Pairing Papaya enzymes and fruit acid for a nice peel. Great on all skin types, once to twice a week.

For a cleansing experience like no other, try our Green Ceremony Cleanser that marries the power of fruit acids with the chlorophyll content of Matcha and antioxindat powers of Spirulina. Great on all skin types, three times a week.

Physical: You want to make sure that the scrubbing agent has no sharp edges and is never “rough” on the skin.

Our favorite are jojoba beads which are perfectly round, tough enough to remove all dead skin cells yet gentle enough never to hurt fresh new one.

Jojoba Beads Exfoliant comes in a crème base, which also ensure optimum hydration. It rolls divinely directly on dry skin, and can be used as often as every day. In fact Odacité founder uses it every single morning in her shower.

Exfoliation will boost radiance, clarity, clear up the appearance of blemishes, and can reduce the appearance of fine lines. In fact, the benefits are so outstanding that it can quickly become addicting.

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