We all can be a little careless with our skin care efforts at times, whether it's a (gasp) lack of sun protection, poor lifestyle choices or another rotation around the sun that is starting to show up on your face. You know, in the form of hyperpigmentation (dark spots), uneven texture, breakouts or wrinkles leaving you a little less glowy than usual. Fear not, for there is a solution (that doesn't involve costly trips to the facialist or injecting anything into your face) — a new wave of skin resurfacing treatments (aka exfoliating treatments) that will leave you with soft, smooth, even skin. Using chemical or physical exfoliation, the treatments are available via face masks, moisturizers, serums — and everything in between. And the good news is, they don't require a lofty time commitment. Peek ahead for ten of our favorite skin resurfacing products that will undo summer damage and leave you with clear, glowy skin.
Oily, congested and acne-prone skin will benefit big time from this at-home resurfacing treatment from celebrity facialist Olga Lorencin. The three-step system contains a blend of mandelic, phytic and salicylic acids to aid in exfoliation. Charcoal helps to detoxify blemishes, while ougon oil hydrates and minimizes flaking and signs of aging. Try the 30-minute facial once a week for soft, smooth skin and fewer breakouts.
Try this gentle, hydrating and exfoliating peel-mask up to two times a week for fantastic results. The blend of AHAs combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid and squalene exfoliate and moisturize to produce bright, clear, plump skin. Apply the tingly mask for up to 10 minutes and rinse with water. The scrubby particles help slough off dead skin cells for an immediate improvement in texture.
Treat uneven skin tone and fine lines with this easy-to-use at-home peel. The blend of AHAs, fermented plant extracts and lactic acid speed up cell turnover, revealing softer, brighter skin. The peel comes in 10 mini tubes that you use daily for three days, then once a week for seven weeks. Massage into skin, let sit for three to seven (tingly) minutes and rinse with water. Your skin will look and feel amazing, minus a trip to the esthetician.
Dermaflash devotees and newbies alike will love these resurfacing pads intended for use after a skin-smoothing (hair-removing) Dermaflash treatment or on their own. The pads contain glycolic and salicylic acids to help remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs and breakouts. Use them every other day to keep skin soft, smooth, even-toned and best of all, bump-free!