Exfoliation | Physic vs Chemical

Hello beauties,

My name is Rita and I like to exfoliate my skin! I can’t take one week without exfoliating my skin at least one time. I’m crazy…I know! Just bear with me!

But let’s be serious…whether for a weather changing or just because it’s the way of your skin is, you may notice a difference in the skin texture, a little more dryness, flaky skin or even dullness – the solution? Exfoliation.

You can use different formats of exfoliants do get that glowing look.


When you think about exfoliation, you probably think about the most known form of it- the physic exfoliation. With little grains or some kind of texture that helps smooth the texture of the skin.

I have a few of these, like the Shiseido gentle exfoliating. I love this product because one, it’s gentle and two, I feel a difference when I use it.


I also use the Skinfood Honey and Sugar exfoliating and the Skinfood sugar exfoliating. Lately, I’ve been reaching a lot for the one with honey because besides making the exfoliation, it also moisturizes and its antibacterial properties are excellent when I have occasional pimples.


I do not advise you to use an exfoliant more than twice a week. And when you use it, take into consideration that you have to be gentle or you can cause irritation. I normally make a gentle massage for about one minute (never more and a lot of times less) and then I rise the product. I really feel the necessity of exfoliation between my brows and on my nose, and that’s the reason I invest so much money in these types of products.


Next, we have another type of exfoliation – the chemical exfoliation. These are always gentle acids like glycolic or lactic and they are from, for example, apples. Yes, apples (now, don’t go to your kitchen searching for an apple to make some kind of experience! The glycolic acid needs to be extracted with specific machines and specific people that studied the process). These are great for sensitive skin because you don’t have the necessity of pressing the product too hard.

I can give you some examples of this type of exfoliants with different acids in their composition. I’m currently trying a sample that Joana gave me of the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5%– this product is super gentle and we will post a full review just about it in future. You can also opt for the Pixi Glow Tonic – this one has Glycolic acid in its composition which is great if you have really sensitive skin.


The REN: Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is also great for sensitive skin because it contains lactic acid that is derivated of milk which is super gentle for your skin.

These types of exfoliants work because of the enzymes that kind of ‘eat’ the dead skin cells, so you are left with bright, smooth skin.

Another area that tends to be very dry and in need of a good exfoliation is the lips. If you want an affordable and effective product I advise the Sephora Honey Exfoliation lip balm. This lipstick has grains of sugar to a gentle exfoliation and honey to moisturize.


After all your skin exfoliated, you have to remind that it’s important to hydrate the skin so you can prevent dryness. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water and eat all your vegetables (I´m talking like your mother, but trust me, it makes a big difference).


Hope you liked these type of posts. Let me know in the comments down below.





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5 thoughts on “Exfoliation | Physic vs Chemical

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