Rejuvenate with exfoliants

Exfoliants accelerate skin turnover by removing the accumulation of dead cells and thickened outer layers of the skin. The intended result from their regular use is to reveal fresher-looking, newer skin by dissolving the superficial layer of buildup that's made up of sloughed off skin cells, oils and environmental impurities.

Regular use (about one or twice a week) can help you to maintain an improved appearance in texture and promote a revitalized complexion. Some common exfoliants used in skin care products include salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acids, beta hydroxyl acids, lactic acid and glycolic acid. The potential side-effects following their use include irritation and sensitivity to the sun.

If you include an exfoliant in your skin care regimen, make certain to apply sunscreen daily - an SPF15 moisturizer is an easy way to incorporate the necessary sun protection. Overuse of exfoliants will result in skin irritation, and avoid these products altogether if you have sensitive skin.

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