Do I really need all the extra skin care steps or can I stick to the basics?
Thank you so much for your question. Yes, all the products and the marketing that goes with them can be very confusing! If you are happy about your skin and how it has progressed, I suggest you stay on the products that you have as it will be unnecessary to add on additional products to your regime (if it already gives your skin the result you are looking for). If conditions like fine lines and wrinkles are starting to become more of a concern to you in the long term, adding on additional anti-ageing products would be advisable for those SPECIFIC concerns. But there is no need to be using everything under the sun if your skin is healthy and looking the way you want it to look.
Granular exfoliators tend to make your skin sensitive if used too harshly and depending on their formulation, some granular exfoliators can even be damaging. At Skin Renewal we offer an Enzymatic Exfoliator from Nimue and Cathepzyme (also an enzymatic option) from Lamelle. Both of these enzymatic exfoliators are highly effective and they are certainly less sensitizing than granular exfoliators. You would apply them while you are in a hot bath or in the shower (the steam surrounding you, helps to activate the enzymes). After about 3 – 5min, you would dampen your fingertips and gently massage the product on the face for also about 3min, as heat and friction stimulates the enzymes to work. You then simply wash the product off and that is that. Chemical exfoliators, such as chemical peels are better done in the clinic where it is being applied and removed by a trained professional.
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