When you were in your teens, you were probably taught that the secret to smooth, blemish-free skin was to never forget to wash your face at night. It gets rid of all the grime and sweat lying on the surface of your complexion. By washing those away, you can get rid of the appearance of pimples and a rough skin feel once and for all.
But while cleansing your skin is very important for anyone at any age, it’s not the only thing that can detoxify the feel of your skin. Sometimes, using a cleanser is not enough. Once in a while, you need something to give you a deeper, more thorough cleanse to get rid of stubborn buildup on your skin — like dead skin.
This is where your exfoliating products come in. You might be familiar with popular scrubs, which are super helpful for smoothening the feel of the skin. But a deep peeling treatment should also be a regular in your routine. It’s a gentle yet powerful and hardworking way to get dull, tired skin to glow again.
You might be asking, how do you even know if a deep peeling treatment will be beneficial for you? In this article, OROGOLD will be breaking down which skin types and skin concerns will get the most out of a deep peeling product. Stay tuned!
The Importance of Exfoliating Peels in Your Skincare Routine
Your skin is made of a ton of epidermal cells. Every 40-56 days, these skin cells “die” and come up to the surface to be washed away, revealing younger-looking cells waiting underneath.
But sometimes, those dead skin cells are a pain to wash off. Factors like cold weather and exposure to the sun can slow down the process of shedding dead skin. And when the dead cells build up on your skin, it makes your complexion look dull and feel rough to the touch.
Exfoliating with a deep peeling product helps hasten the process of shedding dead skin. It sloughs off the dead cells that are too stubborn to be washed away by your cleanser, leaving your skin looking and feeling fresh.
Proper exfoliation also allows your skincare products to work better on your skin, since you’ll be eliminating the dead skin that blocks them from being absorbed. That means that using a deep peeling treatment isn’t good for just cleansing, but helps you maximize your creams and serums as well.
The Difference Between Scrubs and Deep Peeling Treatments
But what is the difference between a deep peeling product and the salt and sugar scrubs you usually see on the market? The answer lies in what type of exfoliant a product uses — physical or chemical.
Physical and chemical exfoliators do essentially the same thing, but are different in the how.
Physical exfoliators use some type of grains or texture (like say, the bristles of a body brush) to manually buff away the dead cells on your skin. Scrubs are great for removing visible flakes on the surface of your skin. But they can get pretty abrasive on the skin too.
See, physical scrubs can be very rough on your skin, especially if they’re not formulated with sensitive skin in mind. It’s even worse if you scrub them into your skin with a heavy hand. This can cause micro-tears, aka little wounds in your skin that destroy your skin barrier.
Believe it or not, chemical exfoliants and deep peeling treatments are gentler on the skin. The acids in them break down the stubborn “glue” that makes your dead skin stick together. This makes exfoliating way easier and safer, since it doesn’t involve vigorous scrubbing.
One of the most popular forms of deep peeling acids is alpha hydroxy acids, which are awesome for sloughing off even the most stubborn dead skin cells. This makes your skin look and feel more renewed.
Meet Your New Favorite Deep Peeling Exfoliator
Peels are awesome for the skin when your complexion is feeling extra congested and needs a little pick-me-up. But what’s the best peeling treatment when there are so many on the market?
If we’re talking about deep peeling products, we know which one our favorite is. It’s the OROGOLD 24k Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. What makes it a deep peeling treatment? It has both physical and chemical exfoliators.
There’s bamboo stem powder and finely ground walnut shells to buff away dead skin. But it also has mandelic acid, a popular AHA that unsticks dead skin from the surface of your complexion. Mandelic acid is also terrific for making your skin appear more radiant and even-looking in tone (but more on that later!).
The exfoliator also has lots of OROGOLD’s favorite skin-loving ingredients. Infusions of coconut oil, vitamins A, C, and E, jojoba esters, and green tea make the skin feel smoother and look glowy. It even has gold for an extra touch of luxury.
Simply apply this treatment directly to freshly cleansed skin. Massage it into your face, rubbing in gentle circles. Then, rinse off with lukewarm or cool water. Use this deep peeling product once a week. Any more than that can cause symptoms of over-exfoliation, which can manifest as redness and irritation.
Not sure if your skin even needs a deep peeling treatment? Here are four signs that your skin is actually craving it!
1. You Have Dry, Flaky Skin Because of Seasonal Changes
During the colder months of winter, your skin is more susceptible to dehydration. The winds are harsh and chilly, and there’s little to no humidity in the air. That means dry flakes on the surface of your skin.
It also means the dead skin on your face might be more stubborn to wash away. Your skin might even feel rough and look dull even as winter turns to spring. They’ll be more difficult to unstick and shed, so you’ll likely need the extra help from a deep peeling exfoliator.
Exfoliating will get rid of those flakes and dead skin that keep your face from looking healthy and radiant. And since the OROGOLD deep peeling treatment is filled to the brim with hydrating ingredients, it can also help alleviate dryness.
Although the deep peeling treatment has ingredients to smoothen the feel of your skin, it’s still important to follow up with a moisturizer, especially if you have naturally dry skin. For that, you can use the OROGOLD 24k Deep Moisturizer.
This rich cream is made with luxuriously smooth ingredients, like shea butter and vitamin E. It helps make your skin glow while adding a velvety soft feel to it. However, it’s still lightweight and non-greasy, so it feels very comfy on the skin.
2. Your Skin Feels Congested Thanks to Sweat, Makeup, and Pollution
After a long day of taking the subway, working, and hitting the gym, your skin can feel a bit icky and gross. Your pores might feel congested with sweat, makeup, and dirt from pollution.
And when your pores are congested, it can often lead to breakouts. So, it’s of the utmost importance to wash your skin thoroughly and deeply.
Start off with a high-quality facial cleanser. We recommend the OROGOLD 24k Mousse Cleanser. This water-based cleanser is an excellent first step to your night routine. It creates a rich, creamy lather for a satisfying cleanse that washes away the makeup and grease from your day.
Since the cleanser is infused with ingredients like chamomile, argan oil, and moringa seed oil, it doesn’t strip your skin of moisture. Instead, it leaves the complexion looking fresh and glowy.
Then, follow with the OROGOLD deep peeling treatment. This is going to be a huge help for anyone who feels like their skin can’t breathe after a long, sweaty day outside. The deep cleansing will make your skin feel fresh and renewed.
Plus, mandelic acid is known to minimize the visibility of large pores. So if you’re constantly conscious about your pores, this OROGOLD deep peeling treatment will be your best friend.
Think of this deep peeling treatment as a way of pampering yourself at the end of a long week, when you want to literally wash away all of the stress you’ve had to go through. It’s a small but impactful act of self-love, as all skincare is supposed to be.
3. You Want to Reduce the Appearance of Dark Spots for a Brighter-Looking Complexion
If you suffer from post-acne hyperpigmentation, you know how horrible it is. After weeks of battling an active pimple, you’ll be rewarded not with clear skin, but with a dark spot that lasts even longer. Sometimes, getting rid of that dark spot can take months.
The sun is a huge culprit in why dark spots take forever to disappear. The sun’s UV rays trigger melanin production, encouraging discoloration to look even more obvious. Because of that, acne scars tend to stick around longer.
But a deep peeling treatment can improve the appearance of these blemishes and spots. AHAs like mandelic acid are effective in reducing the look of acne scars and dark spots. So, by using the OROGOLD deep peel, your skin can look brighter and more even in tone.
To prevent the appearance of stubborn dark spots moving forward, make sure you always use SPF. The OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 is a fabulous option for everyday sun protection.
It’s a sheer, lightweight, comfortable cream that protects your skin. That way, you can have fun in the sun without worrying about worsening the visibility of your pigmentation.
4. You’re Getting Frustrated With the Number of Lines and Wrinkles in Your Skin
One day, you have plump and youthful-looking skin. And then the next thing you know, you have silver strands in your hair and one too many wrinkles visible on your face.
Deep lines are a part of getting older, but it doesn’t mean you need to tolerate them. Exfoliating with a deep peeling treatment can do wonders to help with that.
AHAs are known for improving the appearance of maturing skin by reducing the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Mandelic acid, one of the star ingredients of the OROGOLD deep peeling treatment, is an AHA. So, it can lend a hand in minimizing the visibility of the signs of skin aging.
If you need extra help making your skin look younger and feel firm and smooth, a deep peeling treatment is exactly what you need.
Feel Like Your Skin Might Want a Gentler Product Instead?
Still intimidated by chemical acids in deep peeling products? Maybe you’ll be more comfortable using a gentler exfoliator. The OROGOLD 24k Cryogenic Diamond Gommage might be perfect for you.
This exfoliator is so gentle that you don’t need to wash it off. Just massage this gel into your skin, and it will work to exfoliate the dead skin that makes your complexion look dull.
Aside from making your skin look brighter and more renewed after exfoliating, it also smoothens the feel of the skin’s texture. This is thanks to ingredients like coconut extracts, vitamin E, centella asiatica, chamomile, green tea, and cucumber extracts.
If you’re used to washing your face only with a cleanser and a handy scrub in your medicine cabinet that you bring out once every few months, you might think that a deep peeling treatment is unnecessary. But exfoliating with acids is a huge part of maintaining a smooth complexion, and you shouldn’t go without it.
Deep peeling products have tremendous skin benefits. They smoothen the feel of the skin’s texture, zap away the look of dark spots, and brighten the tone of your complexion. They also give your face a more youthful appearance by minimizing the visibility of wrinkles and lines.
Is your skin in dire need of any of the above improvements to look radiant and healthy again? Now’s your chance to add a deep peeling treatment to your usual beauty routine.
Ready to try out deep peeling for yourself? Don’t forget to check out the OROGOLD 24k Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid to make your exhausted skin feel soft and look glowy again!
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