Dr André Truter writes:
Assisting the skin with its natural exfoliation process can do wonders for its function and appearance. From the age of 30, your metabolic processes start to slow down, and so does the rejuvenation of skin cells and collagen. This causes a build-up of dead skin over time, which in turn leaves the skin with an overall lacklustre appearance.
You wouldn't dream of painting a wall without first stripping the old paint and sanding it down to create a smooth surface, so the new paint looks smooth and doesn't flake. In the same way, if you want a smooth, radiant complexion and you want to get the best out of your skin care, you have to remove the layers of dead cells on the skin's surface.
Exfoliation can have such a remarkable effect on our skins, thus the doctors and therapist at the Renewal Institute recommend a combination of in-clinic treatments, supported by home exfoliation with a medical skin care range.
This month we explore the benefits of exfoliation.