Exfoliation 101: The Difference Between Chemical (Acid) and Physical (Scrub) Exfoliation

What’s the difference in these two skin care routines? Exfoliation, a common daily or weekly practice, is the removal of dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. Those who include exfoliation in their skin care routine benefit from clearer and brighter skin, fewer blackheads, a more even skin tone, a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, control of excess oil, and a softer skin texture.

But exfoliation can be done via the use of an acid or a scrub - the preference is yours.

Exfoliating Acids

There are many acids out there that are used as skin exfoliants. They work by dissolving dead skin cells and lower the pH level of your skin, which speeds up cell renewal.

Hydropeptide 5x Power Peel is a product that’s available in pre-filled convenient pads which are loaded with five powerful exfoliators. This formula will resurface, clarify, brighten and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will be more radiant and youthful in appearance.

The pads are so easy to use - you simply wipe the area that you want to exfoliate. This can be the back of hands, neck, or even your back.

Exfoliating Scrubs

Exfoliating scrubs work by mechanically removing and polishing away dead skin cells through rubbing or scrubbing.

SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub uses a powerful 2% concentration of hydrated silica, glycerin, and aloe extract to clean pores and exfoliate the skin. It’s a great product for hydrating, softening, and improving your skin’s texture. The scrub is also safe to use every day. It’s suitable for dry, normal, oily, or combination skin and is free of paraben, sulfate, soap, fragrance, dye, and alcohol.

Start Working Toward Better Looking Skin Today

Make a commitment to treat your skin better. Start today by using a dermatologist-backed scrub of your choice from our online store.

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