Not all exfoliators are created equally and to get the maximum benefits for your skin, it’s important to choose the right one for your skin. When we exfoliate, we’re looking to get radiant, brighter, glowing skin along with unclogging our pores. But if it’s not done correctly, exfoliating could leave your skin irritated and red.  Not a good look! Learn more about the different exfoliators from Yon-Ka and which one you should be using.

Why should I exfoliate my skin?

The skin is constantly renewing itself and naturally sheds dead skin cells every 30 days or so, which makes room for those new skin cells.  However, dead skin cells build up on the outer layer of the skin, leaving it looking dull, dry, flaky and can also clog pores too.  By exfoliating the skin, it leaves it looking brighter, can increase the radiance and glow, while also helping the skin to absorb your skincare products more effectively.

As exfoliating removes any build up of dead skin cells, this prevents clogged pores and will help reduce the number of breakouts that you might be experiencing.

Which Yon-Ka exfoliator should I use?

Guarana Scrub is ideal for those with rough skin texture and large pores.  It contains 11 active plant extracts and exfoliates the skin using Amazon guarana seeds and organic rice bran powder.  It gently and effectively sloughs away dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin smooth, invigorated, oxygenated.  Not only that, but it leaves your pores completely unclogged.  Use this two or three times a week to keep the skin’s texture beautifully refined, fresh and supple.

Gommage Yon-Ka is for those with uneven and blemish-prone skin.  This is a gentler, non-abrasive exfoliator that clarifies, hydrates and balances the skin, while brightening dull complexions.  If you have sensitive skin or skin that’s prone to redness, this will bring back the glow without any irritation.  This can be used one to three times a week after cleansing or removing your makeup.  Apply it in a thick layer to the face and neck, leave it on for one or two minutes and as it begins to dry, you can remove it with your fingertips with gentle, light effleurages.  Use a damp cotton pad to remove it all fully.

If fine lines and dullness is a concern of yours, then add Glyconight 10% into your skincare routine.  It’s an overnight peel mask with a clean, vegan formula containing 10% pure glycolic acid, apricot kernel oil and polysaccharides.

It helps to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles, while returning radiance back to the skin.  It tackles blemishes and evens out the skin’s texture too.

Glyconight 10% can be used in three different ways.

  1. Apply it to clean skin, leaving it on overnight for a noticeable radiance boost the following morning.
  2. It can also be used as a flash treatment by using it every second night for a week.
  3. Finally, it can be used as an intensive treatment course for one to two months, using it every second night for a week, then every night for the following weeks.  This type of treatment can be carried out two or three times a year.

To pick up any of these exfoliators, you can either visit your local Yon-Ka salon or purchase them online.