Peeling, as well as exfoliation, means nothing more than exfoliating or peeling off. An exfoliation or exfoliation scrub is nothing more than the removal of the oldest, top layer of skin, which consists of dead skin cells. These dead skin cells should be removed because they close the surface of the skin like a barrier and clog the pores.
Exfoliation frees the skin from this barrier and makes it possible for moisturising skin care products to penetrate and renew deeply and effectively. Human skin also renews itself naturally, but the older you get, the more this ability diminishes. However, one can also support the skin in the rebuilding process.
Basically, three methods of skin peeling are used.
1. mechanical skin peeling
In this method, the top layer of skin is removed by external action with the aid of tools or abrasive materials. These materials are added to gels and lotions and then applied with sponges, loofahs or brushes.
2. chemical skin peeling
Here, no physical removal process takes place, but products are used that contain acids or enzymes that gently dissolve the top layer of skin and can then be washed off.
As always, both methods have their upsides and downsides. Ultimately, it is the user, or rather the user's skin, that decides which method has the best effect and is most tolerable. If the time it takes to achieve a clear result is also a criterion, professional advice should be sought from a beautician or dermatologist before using chemicals or rough manual treatment.
3. exfoliation with soap
A mixture of the two previously described methods has been created with exfoliating soaps. The soaps combine both aspects in one and contain chemical and mechanical components to remove the top layer of skin. Exfoliating soaps all look similar to other bars of soap. But they may contain completely different ingredients. Therefore, it is beneficial to read the product description well and not just focus on the promised effect of the soap.
If you choose a soap of inferior quality or with an active ingredient that your skin does not tolerate, the results will be the same or lead to a skin rash. Information, advice from specialists and comparing different products help to avoid such mistakes.
The exfoliating soaps by Makari contain high-quality ingredients and are therefore well tolerated.
Here is an excerpt from the list of ingredients and their effects:
Smoothing the skin and antioxidant protection
nourishes and regenerates the skin and slows down the effects of skin ageing
soothes and calms itchy, dry or irritated skin
Plant-based skin lightening, non-chemical, proprietary blend.
Promotes uniform skin tone, based on a proprietary natural component
Most exfoliating soaps resort to mechanical means such as microbeads to exfoliate the skin. The microbeads are made of plastic, polyethylene and other synthetic materials. These mechanical applications can be quite rough on the skin and are not recommended for all areas of the body. Dry heels or elbows are more likely to be the area of application than the face or other sensitive skin areas.
Another reason not to disregard mechanical peelings is environmental protection. The microbeads of mechanical peels end up in the waste water after treatment and pollute the environment, as most of them are not biodegradable. Most of the leading manufacturers of cosmetic products have agreed to use more natural ingredients in their products.
Also for these reasons, some of the Makari exfoliating soap bars also use:
Apricot seed extract:
Firms, tones and nourishes the skin
Exfoliating soap bars for all skin types
In general, exfoliants are not only suitable for dry skin. They can be used for any skin type - oily, dry or normal skin. Only with sensitive skin you have to be careful and in order not to irritate the skin even more, you should refrain from exfoliating.
People with blotchy skin can use exfoliating soaps for even skin colouring.
Not only should the high quality ingredients of the soaps be considered, but also the application of the soaps should not be ignored. Care should be taken to follow the application recommendation because the application differs with different products and with different ingredients. Not all products are equally strong and they also differ in application and frequency.
Below you'll find Makari's best exfoliating soaps, plus a bonus list of a great soap to use in the fight against acne. Exclusive Active Intensive Exfoliating Soap
Exclusive Active Intense Exfoliating Soap Bar
This soap cleanses impurities, exfoliates dull or dead skin and reveals radiant skin through a phase-in process (meaning that changes occur gradually).
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Extreme Active Intense Exfoliating Soap Bar
This soap bar detoxifies and removes impurities, exfoliates dull or dead skin, moisturises and smoothes the skin to reveal a radiant skin tone.
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Brightening Exfoliating Soap Bar
This soap gently exfoliates dull skin, removes impurities, improves skin texture, smoothes the complexion for a flawless look and revitalises the skin's natural radiance.
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Sulfur Acnyl Soap Bar
This soap fights acne and pimples, detoxifies pores and controls the skin's oil production, leaving it fresh and clean.
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Here are a few more tips for the best use of exfoliating soap bars:
Massage gently in circular motions and rinse the skin. Do not exfoliate if you have open cuts or wounds on the skin.
Follow the schedule
Follow the recommended schedule based on the product used and your skin type. Be careful not to exfoliate too much.
Then use a high-quality moisturiser, toning gel (for the face) or body oil (for the body).
It's an open secret that for healthy and radiant skin, only regular exfoliation will be successful.