How to exfoliate faceHow to exfoliate face

Exfoliation Guide

Can’t talk about skincare without talking about exfoliation! Face scrubs and peels are suitable for every skin type and offer some amazing beauty benefits that boost the effectiveness of your entire skincare routine. Read on to learn all about them!

Why Should You Exfoliate Your Face?

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin, which stimulates cell turnover, accelerates the natural process of skin renewal and reveals healthy-looking, more radiant skin. It’s beneficial not just for acne-prone and dry skin. Exfoliating can also help to improve the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Even sensitive skin types should exfoliate regularly to get rid of any dry and dead skin build-up.

Face peels for every skin typeFace peels for every skin type

EXFOLIATION BENEFITS

  • Gentle removal of dead skin cells
  • Unclogs pores
  • Smoother skin
  • Even-toned complexion
  • Pore-refining effect
  • Helps reduce hyperpigmentation and scars
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Enhances absorption of your skincare products

EXFOLIATION BENEFITS

  • Gentle removal of dead skin cells
  • Unclogs pores
  • Smoother skin
  • Even-toned complexion
  • Pore-refining effect
  • Helps reduce hyperpigmentation and scars
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Enhances absorption of your skincare products

Different Types of Exfoliants

There are so many different ways to exfoliate, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right type of exfoliator for your skin. From DIY coffee scrubs to anti-aging facial peels, the choices seem endless. Let’s shed some light on the darkness, shall we?

Enzyme peelEnzyme peel

1. Enzyme exfoliants

Other than traditional face scrubs, enzyme exfoliators do not contain any microbeads or grains to manually remove dead cells. They exfoliate the skin by using enzymes (mostly derived from papaya) to break down the proteins and lipids attached to dead skin, so it can be removed easily. These kinds of exfoliants are suitable for all skin types, even for sensitive skin and skin prone to couperose.

Face scrubs to boost blood flowFace scrubs to boost blood flow

2. Physical exfoliants

Physical exfoliators contain tiny, rounded abrasives to exfoliate the skin. Gently massaging the scrub on your face or body in circular motions will also stimulate blood flow and leaves dry skin silky and soft.

AHA peelsAHA peels

3. Chemical exfoliants

You’ve probably heard of chemical exfoliation before. Facial peels with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic and lactic acids) are among the most popular and most commonly used chemical exfoliators, along with BHA peels (beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid) and PHA exfoliators (polyhydroxy acids). Chemical peels have a much deeper effect than other kinds of peels and they can help with a wide variety of skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, pimple marks, blackheads, acne-prone skin and wrinkles. You can use them both on the face and on other problem areas on the rest of your body.

Enzyme peelEnzyme peel

1. Enzyme exfoliants

Other than traditional face scrubs, enzyme exfoliators do not contain any microbeads or grains to manually remove dead cells. They exfoliate the skin by using enzymes (mostly derived from papaya) to break down the proteins and lipids attached to dead skin, so it can be removed easily. These kinds of exfoliants are suitable for all skin types, even for sensitive skin and skin prone to couperose.

Face scrubs to boost blood flowFace scrubs to boost blood flow

2. Physical exfoliants

Physical exfoliators contain tiny, rounded abrasives to exfoliate the skin. Gently massaging the scrub on your face or body in circular motions will also stimulate blood flow and leaves dry skin silky and soft.

AHA peelsAHA peels

3. Chemical exfoliants

You’ve probably heard of chemical exfoliation before. Facial peels with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic and lactic acids) are among the most popular and most commonly used chemical exfoliators, along with BHA peels (beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid) and PHA exfoliators (polyhydroxy acids). Chemical peels have a much deeper effect than other kinds of peels and they can help with a wide variety of skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, pimple marks, blackheads, acne-prone skin and wrinkles. You can use them both on the face and on other problem areas on the rest of your body.

How to exfoliateHow to exfoliate

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I exfoliate?

How often you should exfoliate at home depends on what face exfoliator you use. While you can use an enzyme peel once or twice a week without any problems, we recommend using the AHA peel about every 7 – 10 days. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen after a chemical peel, as your skin will be especially sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. That is why winter and spring are the best time for a chemical peel.

How to care for my skin after exfoliating?

Since your skin is especially receptive to active ingredients after exfoliating, we recommend using a face mask immediately afterwards to give you the best results.

What is the most powerful method of exfoliation?

For the most intense results, we recommend booking a treatment at your local beauty salon or aesthetician’s office. A consultation with your aesthetician can help you choose which treatment method is best for you. Microdermabrasion, Aqua Facial or a professional chemical peel are all great options for improving your skin. 

How often should I exfoliate?

How often you should exfoliate at home depends on what face exfoliator you use. While you can use an enzyme peel once or twice a week without any problems, we recommend using the AHA peel about every 7 – 10 days. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen after a chemical peel, as your skin will be especially sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. That is why winter and spring are the best time for a chemical peel.

How to care for my skin after exfoliating?

Since your skin is especially receptive to active ingredients after exfoliating, we recommend using a face mask immediately afterwards to give you the best results.

What is the most powerful method of exfoliation?

For the most intense results, we recommend booking a treatment at your local beauty salon or aesthetician’s office. A consultation with your aesthetician can help you choose which treatment method is best for you. Microdermabrasion, Aqua Facial or a professional chemical peel are all great options for improving your skin. 

DALTON Exfoliators

Not sure which product is best for your skin? Here is all the info you need to make that choice.


Face Scrubs & Peels


Face scrub with silica granulesFace scrub with silica granules

COMFORT CLEAN Exfoliating Scrub

Gentle cream exfoliator

Fine, rounded silica beads

Nourishing, creamy texture

Stimulates blood flow

Who is this for? Alll skin types, especially dry skin.

Enzyme peel powder for sensitive skinEnzyme peel powder for sensitive skin

COMFORT CLEAN Enzyme Peel

Gentle exfoliating powder

Convenient pre-portioned sachets

Without physical exfoliating particles

No rubbing or scrubbing

Who is this for? Ideal for sensitive skin.

Exfoliating gel with AHAsExfoliating gel with AHAs

COMFORT CLEAN AHA Peel

Exfoliating gel with 20% AHAs

Multiple benefits for a flawless complexion

Stimulates collagen production

Hydrates skin

Who is this for? Helps to treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation, acne-prone skin, couperose and fine wrinkles.

AHA pads for a natural glowAHA pads for a natural glow

CLASSIC CLEAN Daily Peeling Pads

4% AHA exfoliating pads

AHA pads for daily use

Enhances the complexion

Natural glow effect

Who is this for?  Gentle approach to AHA-based products. Ideal for clearing clogged pores.  


Body Scrub


Body scrub with ginger and sea saltBody scrub with ginger and sea salt

BODY CARE Ginger – Sea Salt Body Scrub

Refreshing Body Scrub

With nourishing oils

Boosts blood flow

Refines skin texture

Who is this for? Suitable for all skin types. Quick remedy for rough elbows.


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