We all strive for radiant and glowing facial skin. However, dull skin tone may occur at various times of the year, caused by dry, cold winter weather or by too much sun, sand, and surf in the summer. Dull skin tone also occurs in the late 30s, the 40s, and beyond because skin cells become sticky and are not properly shed. The key to restoring radiant skin is exfoliation. Exfoliation may be achieved manually with abrasive beads, kernels, sugars, or salts in topical scrubs. Loofah-type sponges or puffs are a manual way to exfoliate superficial skin cells. Microdermabrasion, performed by a health care professional, utilizes crystals or a diamond tip to gently sand away the dull layers of skin.
Chemical peels utilizing various chemicals such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or trichloracetic acid are effective in skilled hands. Individuals with darker skin tones must be aware that some abrasives and peels may irritate their skin and produce dark marks or discoloration. You should let your doctor know if you experience discomfort during a microdermabrasion or chemical peel.
Of course, a great way to exfoliate your skin without being too harsh on it is to use our Face & Body Scrub, which is not just formulated for men’s skin, but also for daily use. Need a deeper clean to get that oil, dirt and dead skin out of those pores? Then try our Deep Cleansing Masque, which is infused with vitamins and botanicals to quicken the healing process.