Dead skin cells offer ZERO protection from the sun. Exfoliating those dead cells and removing them from the surface of skin is an excellent way for your skin to have better access to the quality products you select for your face. The skin on your face regrows after exfoliation in about 4-5 days. In other words, if you exfoliate your face on Monday, by Friday it is once again covered in a layer of dead skin cells. The growth cycle pushes cells toward the surface of the skin as new cells are formed. Eventually they simply disconnect from the capillaries that were keeping them alive. They die and form a layer, a wall, a blockade between your skin and the products that you apply. Exfoliate twice weekly to get ahead of the growth cycle.
Real Chemistry’s Luminous 3 Minute Peel is an outstanding option for regular exfoliation because it contains no acids or abrasives. It is bio-engineered and is a very precise product. Acids and abrasives have no mechanism by which they can stop working before irritation is created. Bio-engineering changed that forever. The Luminous 3 Minute Peel only combines with proteins in a specific size range. As a result, the peel will not “bother” the newer cells underneath which are still alive and connected to nerves. Burning or abrading these newer cells causes redness, irritation, and down time. Real Chemistry’s peel rises above these approaches as an elegant solution to an age-old problem to deliver a superb customer experience. Watch the “bits” which are combined product and skin go down the drain. It is both thrilling and satisfying to see it all washed away.