How to Exfoliate Your Face Without Hurting Your Face
So many people think a weekly exfoliating regimen consists of scrubbing their skin raw. And that’s where we hit the stop button. If your face looks more red than radiant after your mid-week scrub, it’s time to reconsider your approach!
Allow us to introduce a less abrasive solution with the same smoothening results. This involves two steps: first, a peeling gel to dissolve dead skin cells; then, a cooling cream to soothe the skin that remains.
Today, we’re trying this technique with two mild Mizon products: the Vita Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel and the Vita Lemon Calming Cream. Both come from the same collection and are infused with French mineral water and lemon. The gel melts away dead skin, dirt, and sebum, while the cream comforts and hydrates the face. If you’re in the market for fresher, more luminous skin, grab these babies—they suit all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. On to the demo!
STEP 1: After cleansing, apply a generous pump of peeling gel to dry skin.
STEP 2: Gently massage the product into the skin for 1-2 minutes. You will start to see the enzymes in the gel breaking down the dead skin on the surface of your face. This won’t hurt at all.
STEP 3: Once the gel has balled up, rinse your face thoroughly.
STEP 4: Pat your face dry, then apply a thin layer of calming cream. This will combat any redness (which will be minimal) and also create a protective barrier over your newly exfoliated face.
VITA LEMON SPARKING PEELING GEL: The effects of the gel are so satisfying to watch. As you work it in, you’ll see tiny balls forming all over your face! This tells you the enzymes in the formula are breaking down dead surface skin so they can be easily washed off. Once you rinse your face clean, you’re left with skin that’s smooth to the touch. Also, the gel is so gentle, you can use it every other day!
VITA LEMON CALMING CREAM: The first thing you’ll notice about the cream is that it has a cooling sensation on the skin. It’s also very lightweight. Within seconds, it absorbs and dries down to a matte finish, toning down redness and obscuring slight imperfections.
The idea behind this two-step routine is to reveal baby-soft skin with virtually no irritation. And it works! Your skin will feel sparkling-new and well-nourished—as opposed to the usual tight and raw. Try it!
The Mizon Vita Lemon Sparking Peeling Gel (P675) and Mizon Vita Lemon Calming Cream (P428) are available on BeautyMNL. Shop them here and here.
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