What is Exfoliation Facial

What is Exfoliation facial:

Exfoliation Facial is a skin care therapy in which the outer layers of dead skin cells are gently sloughed off with the use of an abrasive tool or product, such as a loofah sponge or brush, or a skin cleanser containing sea salt or ground nut shells.  Any area of the skin can be exfoliated but it is important to exfoliate your face using products intended for your skin type.

Why Exfoliate?

Exfoliation speeds up the skin’s natural process of shedding dead skin cells and prevents pimples and blackheads by keeping pores clear of impurities. If pores and sebaceous glands are blocked by dead skin cells, buildup debris not only can cause blemishes to develop but it also slows down oxygen flow and make your skin look dull and tired. 

Type of Exfoliation: 

There are three ways to exfoliate: 1. using a tool that scrubs, like a loofah or washcloth. 2. using a product that contains abrasive particles, like a facial scrub, or 3. using a product that contains gentle exfoliating acids, like alpha-hydroxy, beta-hydroxy, or salicylic acids. The first two options require rubbing action on the skin. The third does not. Instead, the product removes the outer layers of the skin by reacting chemically with dead skin cells.

How to Exfoliate: 

Exfoliating can be a great home care tool for maintaining the results you see from skin care center treatments. For instance, if you exfoliate regularly after a waxing session, you will rarely experience ingrown hairs and blackheads on the waxed area. You can also schedule skin care appointments for professional exfoliation sessions, which are often more intensive than at home treatments. Some of these include microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, enzymes, and chemical peels. Check with your skin care therapist if you feel either of these treatments might be right for you.


Only use exfoliation products at home designed for the face on your face. Products intended for the body are usually harsher and more abrasive; using them on your face could cause irritation, rashes, breakouts and sometimes dark spots.

Always moisturize, hydrate and use sunblock on your face if you exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation can tend to dry out the skin, which can cause wrinkles over time.

Why choose an experienced skin care professional?

Your skin care treatments should be provided by a properly trained professional. Don’t hesitate to ask your skin care therapist about her/his background, training, and experience-especially as it relates to the treatment you are considering. Make sure your skin care therapist is a member of ASCP (Association of Skin Care Professionals). As an ASCP member, your skin care professional’s state licensing credentials and/or core training have been validated. ASCP member materials emphasize that each client’s skin is as unique as the individual beneath it, and that skin type can change depending on lifestyle, medications, allergies, or diet.

ASCP members agree to follow a code of ethics, which ensures that you’re treated responsibly and with the utmost respect. ASCP also provides comprehensive resources that allow members to keep up with the ever-changing trends and treatments the way only a true professional can, making certain you’ll receive the most up-to-date skin care therapies available. You’ll find an ASCP professional in your area at www.ascpskincare.com or call by calling 800-789-0411.


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