AlumierMD Benefits of Exfoliation

AlumierMD benefits of exfoliation - products sold and used by Indulgence skin laser and beauty clinic daventry
AlumierMD benefits of exfoliation - products sold and used by Indulgence skin laser and beauty clinic daventry

Thought we’d share with you this great read on the benefits of exfoliation published by our product partner, AlumierMD.

AlumierMDs  products are formulated with an approach to clean science and they source ingredients from sustainable and ethical suppliers.

Exfoliation: The Breakthrough Step You Need For Glowing Skin 

“I love it when my skin looks dull, dehydrated and lacking radiance,” said no one, ever.

Often, dull skin is caused by pollutants, make-up and dead skin accumulating on the skin leading to dullness and breakouts, stealing your skin’s natural glow but a good buff comes with the promise of revealing a glowing, brighter complexion underneath!

Why do you need to exfoliate?

The outermost layer of skin is where the dead skin cells gather and eventually shed naturally. As we age, our rate of natural exfoliation slows down, and sometimes, they just need that little helping hand to let go.

Exfoliating can do wonders for your skin – if you do it right. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single skincare potion that will give you the glowiest skin of your life, however understanding the diverse types of exfoliation and which is best for your skin is KEY to getting maximum results and that glowy, dewy skin.

Exfoliants are your friend

There are two types of exfoliation: physical exfoliators, like beads, blades or buffers, which physically remove the dead skin cell whilst chemical exfoliators, often liquids, loosen the bonds that keep dead skin cells attached and can even get inside the pores too.

Chemical exfoliators mimic our natural exfoliation by gently dissolving the velcro-like bonds that keep dead skin cells attached to the face and body by dropping the skin’s pH. Acidic ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), lactic acid and/or fruit enzymes are used to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration. Think AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel and AHA Renewal Serum), both clarifying formulas with an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. In the hours and days that follow, the dead cells naturally come away.

Physical exfoliators for smooth skin

Remember when we said earlier that a good buff comes with the promise of revealing a glowing, brighter complexion underneath? Mechanical products contain rough granules or beads that buff away skin cells, so if you have sensitive skin that needs something gentle and less abrasive, or you want an instant deep-cleansed effect, this kind of scrub can have a place in your routine. Enter MicroDerm Polish, a microdermabrasion formula that actively exfoliates and retexturises the skin and is rich in skin conditioning agents to maintain the skin’s natural barrier. It also has 100% natural/bio-degradable beads – just saying.

Exfoliation is KEY to looking fresh-faced. However, winter and summer exfoliation need to differ a little. During summer, your skin is getting increased exposure to the elements thanks to rising temperatures, stronger sun and summertime heat.

Your skin’s sun sensitivity can increase from exfoliation, so if you work outside, or are planning to spend a few days on a vacay or staycation, we always recommend a consultation with a skin professional beforehand. This way, you get exactly what your skin needs and detailed advice on what, when, and how much to use, it’s a personalised regime that leads to your skin looking and feeling amazing every day.


AlumierMD MicroDerm Polish 

MicroDerm Polish is an invigorating microdermabrasion formula the actively exfoliate and retextures skin to uncover a smooth, refreshed and glowing complexion.  It’s rich in skin conditioning agents that work continuously to maintain and protect the skin’s natural hydro lipid barrier.

  • Increases skin cell turnover

  • Smoothes skin and improves pore-size appearance

  • Evens skin tone and texture

Need a more intense exfoliation?  Book Your Free Chemical Peel Consultation Today

  • Performed by qualified clinical nurse

  • Minimal downtime

  • Free consultation

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History and Overview of Chemical Peels

History and benefits of chemical peels indulgence skin laser and beauty clinic daventry
History and benefits of chemical peels indulgence skin laser and beauty clinic daventry

Chemical peels are an affordable procedure for patients and provide significant results. Chemical peels are a safe procedure if performed by a qualified and trained professional

Chemical peels can be used to treat a number of skin conditions such as:

  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin tone & blemishes
  • Surface/fine lines & wrinkles
  • Dark circles

History of chemical peels

It has been recorded that skin peels were used by woman in ancient Egyptian times. They applied sour milk (containing lactic acid) , animal oils, and alabaster (a soft mineral rock) to their skin to improve the skin’s texture [1].

During Roman times, people used fruit (such as grapes which contain tartaric acid) to exfoliate their skin. They would also make poultices containing substances such as sulphur, mustard and limestone, which were used to fade freckles and to even the skin. [2]

In 1874, a dermatologist in Vienna called Ferdinand von Hebra, used peeling techniques to treat pigmentation conditions such as melasma, freckles and Addison’s disease. In 1882 in Germany, Paul G Unna described the use of salicylic acid, resorcinol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol on the skin. [3].

In 1952 George MacKee published his deep peel results after using phenol for the treatment of scarring. The use of chemical peels really started to gain momentum in the 1960s as modified solutions of phenol were developed and histological assessment comparisons were drawn between phenol and TCA. Scientific work continued into the 70s and 80s and at the same time, the use of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) was developed by Van Scott and Yu for more superficial treatment [3].

Process of cellular turnover

The process of cellular turnover is when a new cell is produced at the basale layer of the epidermis.  This cell goes on a journey by dividing itself (also known as mitosis) and graduates towards the upper layers of the epidermis until the cell becomes dead /  keratinised  / flat.  In young skin, this process takes around 28 days and this is why young skin is free from wrinkles and has a nice smooth texture, is plump and radiant.  In an aged skin this process takes around 50-60 days, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, an uneven texture, and a dull complexion.    


Alumier MD Educator Explains How Chemical Peels Work

AlumierMD Peels Used By Indulgence Skin, Laser, and Beauty Clinic 

AlumierMD provides a variety of superficial depth peels that treat skin conditions including rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation, photo damage, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Lactic Acid (AHA) – Exfoliates dead skin cells, enhances cell turnover and stimulates collage.  Improves skin texture, including fine lines and wrinkles, and gives skin a new glow