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Taking Exfoliation to the Next Level

Long gone are the days when we experienced harsh professional chemical peels with long periods of downtime or the harmful effects of aggressive at-home exfoliants. If the skin feels irritated or has a stinging sensation after exfoliation, it doesn’t mean the products are working harder or that they are better for the skin, it just means the skin is in pain! Fortunately, we’ve come a long way with product formulations for at-home products and professional treatments.


Before we dive into the gentle alternatives to exfoliation, let’s first define and better understand why we should receive regular exfoliation treatments both in a treatment room and at home. Lack of radiance and uneven skin tone are common concerns for many. Due to the buildup of dead skin cells on the surface, skin can appear dull and uneven, feel rough or bumpy to the touch, and can give the skin a blemished appearance. Other lifestyle and environmental factors can also contribute to the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone, such as ultraviolet (UV) damage caused by the sun, smoking, dehydration, and a poor skin care regimen. So, what is one of the most effective ways to address dead skin cell buildup and help treat dull and uneven skin? Exfoliation, of course. However, when it comes to exfoliation, there is no one-size-fits-all approach—you let your estheticians provide you with a personalized technique before they begin to incorporate exfoliation into their routine.


Exfoliation is the process of removing old, dead skin cells that cling to the skin’s outermost surface, helping to improve the quality and tone of the skin. Mechanical exfoliation involves physically scrubbing the skin with a mild abrasive that exfoliates the outer corneocytes that comprise the stratum corneum layer. Results vary depending on the amount of friction and the nature of the abrasive used. Therefore, it’s important to choose a proper exfoliation formula and method for your skin—using a more intense, abrasive formula or performing a method incorrectly can lead to adverse effects like redness, inflammation, and irritation.


We believe it’s possible to formulate gentle yet effective exfoliating products that can be used inside a treatment room and at home. 


For people experiencing their first chemical peel or who are prone to sensitive skin, the express green peel is the ideal peel to recommend. The express green peel helps refine the surface of the skin, leaving it looking plump, rejuvenated, brighter, and glowing. A great alternative to BHA or AHA chemical peels, this treatment is suitable for acneic skin and all Fitzpatrick skin types and requires minimal to no downtime.


Knowing the importance of regularly and safely exfoliating skin at home is important. Dr. Schrammak, who developed Green Peel, believes in taking a progressive, not aggressive, approach to skincare, and skin exfoliation is no exception. 


With many choices and options now available, you no longer have to associate exfoliation with a lot of discomfort. Through education, proper instruction, and effective product solutions, we can forever change your perception of exfoliation and encourage you to embrace a regimen that helps you achieve younger, healthier-looking skin via a progressive, not aggressive, mindset.


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