If you have sensitive or reactive skin—the type that immediately reacts when a product doesn’t suit it—does that mean you should steer clear of exfoliation? In short, no, but the answer isn’t quite that simple. We’re here to guide you through three effective ways to use AlumierMD exfoliators, which we stock at Brow Envy, if your skin tends to be more sensitive. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of exfoliation, without missing out!

Your Quick Exfoliator Refresher

In the world of skincare, there are two main types of dead skin removers: chemical exfoliators and mechanical exfoliators. Chemical exfoliators, like AlumierMD’s Bright & Clear Solution, dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells in place, unveiling brighter, more youthful skin.

Mechanical exfoliators, on the other hand, physically buff away dead skin cells through abrasion, resulting in smoother and brighter skin. An excellent example is AlumierMD’s MicroDerm Polish.

Exfoliation is an essential component of any effective skincare routine. It removes dead skin cells, making your skin more radiant and better able to absorb subsequent skincare products, thus enhancing their effectiveness. Additionally, exfoliation can make your skin more resilient, improve skin barrier function, and support in-clinic treatments – what’s not to love? So, how do you incorporate exfoliation if you have sensitive skin?

Chemical Exfoliation

For very sensitive skin, chemical exfoliation is often the better choice, even though it might sound counterintuitive. Abrasion from mechanical exfoliators can sometimes cause redness or irritation, while a low percentage of acid in chemical exfoliators is less likely to cause such issues. AlumierMD’s Bright & Clear Solution is an ideal introductory exfoliator for sensitive skin. It contains exfoliating acids such as lactic acid and salicylic acid. Don’t worry—there are various ways to use it depending on your skin’s sensitivity, and this is where a professional can assist you on your skincare journey.

Achieving optimal skincare results isn’t just about selecting the right products; it’s also about finding the correct dosage. You might use Bright & Clear Solution daily or just twice a week, depending on your skin’s sensitivity and needs. Your skincare professional possesses the expertise to create a tailored plan that will help you consistently achieve your skin goals.

Three Ways with Bright & Clear Solution

Highly Sensitive Skin

Mix one pump of Bright & Clear Solution with your cleanser to lower the pH and transform your cleanser into a gentle acidic one. This method provides a cool, calm, and very light exfoliation.

Quite Sensitive Skin

Use two pumps of Bright & Clear Solution on slightly damp palms, then gently press it into the skin of your face. Applying with your hands avoids the abrasion of cotton wool or other rough materials, allowing the acids to work, slightly buffered by your damp skin.

Resilient Skin

Apply three pumps of Bright & Clear Solution onto dry cotton wool rounds and apply to dry skin for maximum strength and impact. This method ensures your skin receives the most potent exfoliation by applying Bright & Clear Solution directly to dry skin.

Mechanical Exfoliation

Don’t rule out mechanical exfoliation entirely; some sensitive skin types can still benefit from it. AlumierMD’s at-home microdermabrasion, MicroDerm Polish, is an excellent option. It is rich in antioxidants and hydrating agents to nourish the skin while providing all the smoothing benefits of exfoliation.

Three Ways With MicroDerm Polish

Quite Sensitive Skin

For a very light manual exfoliation, mix a small amount of MicroDerm Polish with your cleanser to create a gentle, creamy exfoliant.

Sometimes Sensitive Skin

For a gentler manual exfoliation, massage MicroDerm Polish onto wet skin with wet hands. Use light pressure and larger movements to reduce abrasion.

Resilient Skin

For the most aggressive exfoliation, use a larger amount of MicroDerm Polish on dry hands and apply it to dry, clean skin. Massage vigorously for 60 seconds to achieve the maximum exfoliating effect.

Collaborating with your skincare professional allows you to gradually progress from the mildest application techniques and doses to stronger versions as your skin becomes more resilient. From the outset, you’ll be working with AlumierMD products to rebuild your skin barrier and stabilise your skin using a variety of techniques.

Exfoliation offers numerous benefits, including the prevention of ingrown hairs and breakouts, and it helps to maintain healthy cell production. It is a valuable practice for all skin types, including sensitive skin. For personalised advice on your exfoliation journey, reach out to your skincare professional today.

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