Category Archives: Exfoliation

How To Transition Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Spring

As the seasons change, most people tend to transition several aspects of their lives along with the shift. They change up their wardrobe, switch to lighter makeup and opt for brighter nail colors. They replace thick flannel blankets with light throws and switch out deep greens and reds for soft yellows and lavender. Yet, for all the changes people make, many fail to address one of the most important needs of all: The needs of their skin. Continue reading How To Transition Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Spring

Is Facewash the Most Important Step in Your Skincare Routine?

It is not uncommon for fancy serums, masks, exfoliators and moisturizers to take all the credit for healthy, glowing skin, but it’s really the underdog that deserves all the credit. That’s right — without your facewash, you wouldn’t be able to achieve the clean and open foundation upon which all the other skincare products rely.

According to the co-founder of one innovative new facial cleanser, facewash is more important than most people realize. Though everyone washes their faces at least once a day (The ideal frequency is twice a day.), most people don’t realize the importance of this one basic step. Cleansing the face, according to the specialist, opens up the pores to the point where they’re the most vulnerable. Though this seems like a recipe for disaster, it’s actually the very step that allows the other products — including your moisturizers, serums and masks — to penetrate the skin. In short, washing your face not only cleanses and detoxifies your skin but also, it sets it up to receive all the vital antioxidants, nutrients, enzymes and oils that are in the rest of your products.

So, what should you do with the rest of your products? Don’t ditch them! They can be super effective, so long as they have a pristine canvas on which to work.

In conclusion, cleanser is a truly non-negotiable step in the skincare maintenance process. To simplify your skincare routine and really make the most of it, however, you need a quality cleanser that is jampacked with vitamins, antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients and fragrance-free plant extracts and oils. Where can. You find such a product? You guessed it!

Hale Cosmeceuticals offers some of the most advanced and effective facial cleanses on the market. If you want to achieve your skincare goals in an all-natural way, check out our innovative cleansers today.

How To Use Glycolic Acid in Your Skincare Regimen (and Why You Should!)

“Glycolic acid.” You may be familiar with the term but not know why. We’ll help you out a bit: It’s one of the most common ingredients found in drugstore and dermatologist-approved skincare products. It’s also the ingredient that put skincare on the map back in the early ‘90s. Continue reading How To Use Glycolic Acid in Your Skincare Regimen (and Why You Should!)

The Key To Flawless End-of-Summer Skin

The end of summer brings with it a myriad of changes. Everything from the weather to the foliage and food menu items to clothing goes through a transition, and so too does your skin. As a result, your skincare routine should also evolve with the seasons. If you want to retain sun-kissed glow of summertime, incorporate the following tips into your skincare regime. Continue reading The Key To Flawless End-of-Summer Skin

5 Reasons to Start Regularly Scheduled Facials

You take excellent care of your skin at home. You seek out the best products possible for your unique needs, and you have a dedicated regimen that you follow every day. But you can take skincare to the next level with regularly scheduled facials.

If you’ve never considered a professional facial, here are five good reasons to book an appointment with your local aesthetician:

Continue reading 5 Reasons to Start Regularly Scheduled Facials

Why Is Exfoliation and Cell Turnover So Important?

Exfoliation is supposed to be an integral part of your skincare regimen. And as you age, skincare products that encourage cell turnover, like retinol, should also be staples in your medicine cabinet. We accept these things as skincare truths, but have you every stopped to wonder, “Why?”

Exfoliation and skin cell turnover are essential to maintaining healthy skin that exudes a youthful glow.

The Difference between Exfoliation and Skin Cell Turnover

Exfoliation and skin cell turnover are closely related, but they’re not the same thing.

Exfoliation is the chemical or mechanical action by which you remove the uppermost layer of (dead) skin cells—the stratum corneum.

Skin cell turnover is the natural process by which skin cells mature, migrate to the surface and die, creating a protective layer against the environment…which is (or should be) regularly shed to prevent excess buildup.

If skin cell turnover did not happen, exfoliation would be damaging and painful. But because your body continually produces and repairs skin cells, gentle exfoliation simply maintains an adequate layer of protection while preventing clogged pores and dullness.

The Benefits of Exfoliation and Skin Cell Turnover

Both skin renewing processes are vital to achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. Think about it…

Skin cell turnover:

  • Enables your body to get rid of cells that are beyond repair, including pre-cancerous cells
  • Ensures your skin has adequate protection—both in thickness and resistance—from environmental toxins
  • Improves appearance by allowing young cells that are better hydrated (i.e. plumper) to rise to the surface for a fuller, more youthful appearance
  • Improves skin tone by promoting the natural loss of skin cells over-saturated with pigment

Exfoliation:

  • Removes excess keratinous cells that impede absorption of skin health-enhancing nutrients in your serums, moisturizers and other treatments
  • Stimulates skin cell turnover

Gentle exfoliation and natural skin cell turnover allow you to remain comfortable and confident in your skin…and to get the full benefit of your carefully chosen skincare products.

The Importance of Not Overdoing Exfoliation

Exfoliation is very important, but there is a such thing as too much of a good thing. Over-exfoliating can strip your skin of natural protection, leaving your skin raw and vulnerable to over-dryness and damage.

For best results, limit exfoliation to:

In early spring, fall and winter, you may accentuate your exfoliation practice with a professionally-applied chemical peel (recommended no more than once per month).

You can also encourage natural skin cell turnover by infusing your daily skincare routine with vitamin A, shown to encourage cell reproduction. For that, Hale Cosmeceuticals recommends Re-Fine Milk Lotion. For more personal recommendations, take our Personal Skin Assessment and contact us to speak to a knowledgeable representative.