How to Exfoliate the Skin and Why It Matters

We’ve all heard the word “exfoliate” before. But what does it mean, and why is exfoliation so crucial for the skin?

Safely exfoliating the skin is an essential step in well-rounded skincare. The skin experts at New Age Spa can help you find the best techniques and treatments for exfoliating all skin types safely and effectively.

What does exfoliation mean?

When your skincare expert or dermatologist refers to exfoliation, they mean removing dead skin cells. Exfoliation removes these dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin.

Removal of dead skin, when necessary, can reveal a brighter and smoother skin texture and tone. However, not all skin types require or can benefit from exfoliation.

How to exfoliate

Exfoliation treatments can be performed through two different techniques:

  • Mechanical – Using tools such as sponges, brushes, or scrubs to remove dead skin cells physically
  • Chemical – Using special chemicals such as gentle acids to dissolve dead skin cells without scrubbing.

Safe exfoliation requires a knowledge of your specific skin type and unique skin care needs. In addition, depending on varying skin types, some patients can experience reactions or sensitivities to exfoliation treatments.

Skin Types and Exfoliation Tips

  • Sensitive Skin – Exfoliation products should be considered carefully
  • Normal Skin – Not prone to sensitivity
  • Dry Skin – Flaky or itchy skin can occur
  • Oily Skin – This can result in excess oil or redness
  • Combination Skin – Ask your skincare professionals how to address combination skin for exfoliation treatments.

Why it’s essential to exfoliate the skin

Do you want healthy-looking skin that glows!? Exfoliation is the key!

Exfoliating the skin regularly, either at home or with your skincare specialist at New Age Spa, allows your skin to remain smooth, soft, and feeling great. However, when dead or dry skin cells don’t shed on their own, the skin can appear dull, flaky, or lacklustre.

Removing dead skin cells through exfoliation facials and treatments lets the skin renew and restore itself. New skin cells can form the top layer of the skin, resulting in younger-looking, healthy-feeling skin that glows.

Body exfoliation

Exfoliation is not only for the face! Areas of the body such as the elbows, legs, feet, and knees can often require manual removal of dead skin cells no matter the patient’s skin type. In addition, areas with thicker skin, such as those mentioned above, can require special attention in exfoliating treatments.

Skin and body care treatments for exfoliation

The team at New Age Spa medical skincare clinics in Montreal and Laval offers a range of skincare treatments, procedures, facials, and techniques to effectively exfoliate the skin and leave patients with healthy-looking skin that feels soft and fresh.

Treatments such as our Hydradermabrasion facials and body care offer deep exfoliating and rejuvenating the face and body.

  • Anti-ageing facials
  • Classic European and Back facials
  • Hydradermabrasion
  • Dermaplaning
  • Facial peels
  • Soothing jelly facials
  • Brightening facials

The correct exfoliation facial your skin type

If a trained and knowledgeable skin expert does not perform exfoliation of sensitive skin types, patients may experience redness, irritation, or acne breakouts.

Following your complimentary consultation visit at New Age Spa, we will assess your skin type and recommend the best course of treatment to address your skin concerns. In addition, we will help you select a therapy or skincare procedure that suits your skin type.

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