You’ve been dry and flaky, or you’ve been struggling valiantly against being so—but spring is about to be sprung and you can kiss the dry skin winter blues goodbye. Before you can really bid adieu to the winter’s dry skin conditions, however, you’ll want to rid yourself of that last layer of dry skin. Here are a few great ways to do it.
- Vitamin A
Retinol, aka vitamin A, is great for encouraging skin cell turnover. Not every exfoliation tool uses brute force, after all. You’ll have younger-looking, fresher skin in no time and as an added bonus you’ll also see great improvement in fine lines, skin tightness and blemish reduction! Our AGELESS total retinol-A crème is a perfect solution.
- Salicylic Acid
You’ll most often see salicylic acid products advertised as being acne fighters, which they certainly are. That’s in large part because salicylic acid is great for clearing up excess oil. However, it’s also a fantastic ingredient for dissolving and clearing away dead skin cells. If you do tend toward oily skin, salicylic acid might be your go-to beauty ingredient for the one-two punch of oil reduction plus exfoliation. Our CLEAR CELL salicylic clarifying pads, with their gentle AHA/BHA blend, are a fantastic choice for both clearing up your blocked pores and giving your skin a fresh, new spring look.
- Exfoliating Scrubs
Sometimes, however, a good scrub is a great choice, especially when you’re doing a full-body exfoliation. Our walnut-shell, fruit enzyme infused BODY SPA exfoliating body scrub is a wonderful body-polishing exfoliator. It’s a great idea to indulge in this all-over skin rejuvenating scrub if you’re considering a body treatment or tanning/self-tanning treatment.
- Vitamin C Masques
IMAGE’s VITAL C hydrating enzyme masque is a gentle but thorough facial exfoliator that’s perfect for those whose skin needs extra hydration during exfoliation. If you need an extra exfoliating boost, it can be mixed with our AGELESS total resurfacing masque as well.
- AHA/BHA Facial Cleansers
AHA/BHA, which we’ve already mentioned as a key ingredient in our CLEAR CELL clarifying pads, are a great ingredient for exfoliation. Not only do they help the ingredients penetrate your skin more effectively, so you get their maximum benefit, they also encourage cell turnover. Plus, it’s a great idea to have a gentle exfoliating facial cleanser on hand—we recommend our IMAGE MD reconstructive facial cleanser.