A Quick Warning Against Over-Exfoliation!

I quickly recorded this video last night because quite a few Youtube viewers had failed to hear me say that Glycolic wasn’t necessarily the best choice of product for hormonal, sensitive teenage skin! So I wanted to clarify that and also point out that you have to be careful not to over-exfoliate. Many people don’t realise that certain products are exfoliants (enzyme washes, peels, re-surfacers) and that using them all at the same time will probably end in tears. Be careful, too, if you’re a Clarisonic user. I only ever use a gentle cleanser with it – nothing abrasive, otherwise you’re sandblasting your skin off! Don’t use the Clarisonic at all before using a peel, overnight resurfacer or other exfoliant. (So that’s AHAs, BHAs, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, fruit enzymes and any other exfoliant you can think of!)

I did a post a while back about the cleansers I like to use with my Clarisonic, so have a little read of that if you’re looking for inspiration! By the way, you may notice that I have swooshy new hair – I returned to the Aveda Institute yesterday for a cut and colour. A mighty fine job they did too – next time I’ll plan to get there at lunch so that I can order my favourite tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad from Pain Quotidienne!

Random List of Exfoliants. (Sorry, I picked these out of the bathroom quickly to shoot the video, they are not necessarily “the best of” or my top picks!)

Alpha H Liquid Gold http://tidd.ly/12f7a82b

Alpha H Liquid Gold Serum http://tidd.ly/26f9096a

Clarisonic Mia http://tidd.ly/cc2234f

REN Resurfacing Serum http://tidd.ly/475fc2b

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel http://tidd.ly/ca731ef0

Elemis Rose Exfoliator http://tidd.ly/b75fa69c

REN Jojoba Scrub http://tidd.ly/f820e85a

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant http://tidd.ly/ebe91800

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate http://tidd.ly/53b3963

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Wash http://tidd.ly/ab00dee0

Elemis Freshskin Wash http://tidd.ly/e5d52b33

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