Skin Peels, Face Masks, Scrubs: What Does My Skin Really Need?
Face masks are popular thanks to their immediate benefits to skin, as they cleanse, soothe and boost the complexion. They brighten sallow complexions, reduce puffiness under the eyes, smoothe wrinkles and give skin a healthy glow in a flash. They're our saving grace when it comes to looking good after a night on the tiles or at the end of an exhausting day. And there's more... They can be used as part of our regular beauty regime. They're effective because they cover the face in a thick layer of beauty-boosting ingredients that are able to penetrate the epidermis. Our skin gets to bathe in goodness!
Scrubs are exfoliating treatments that contain small grains or enzymatic agents. They remove dead cells and cleanse the skin, making it smoother and more radiant. Exfoliating also boosts cell regeneration and stimulates blood flow. Just remember to moisturise your skin after giving it a scrub.
Peeling is a technique designed to slow down skin ageing by using a concentrated acid formula that removes the upper layers of the epidermis. If doing this at home, it's best to use low-dose formulas. Your skin will be left smooth and glowing: wrinkles will be reduced and blemishes such as liver spots and acne scars will fade. To avoid irritating your skin, it's important to stay clear of the sun for several days after a peeling session.