Which of these four Tatcha's Exfoliants are right for you?
If you dream of having softer, more even skin, you’ve probably thought about incorporating exfoliation into your routine. Exfoliation can smooth out rough skin and may even help some skin treatments work better. However, you have to use the right kind of exfoliation for your skin type to get the best results and avoid irritation. Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare ritual—not only because it removes dead skin cells and impurities from the outermost layer of your skin’s surface, but because doing so can also help the rest of your skincare products achieve their maximum potential for your skin. Delve deeper into the process of exfoliation and learn how to exfoliate your skin safely with Tatcha's 4 water-activated exfoliants.
What is Exfoliation, Exactly?
The benefits of exfoliation run deep. When you exfoliate your skin, the process of desquamation—or, in other words, your skin’s natural exfoliation process—accelerates. By using a face scrub to remove the dulling, dead skin cells from your skin, you remove a barrier from the outer layer, thus allowing the active ingredients in your skincare products to work more efficiently and penetrate the skin more deeply. Scrubs and exfoliators also stimulate collagen production, unveiling smoother skin and creating a luminous, healthy glow.
Do I Need to Exfoliate?
The short answer is yes. While everyone’s skin is unique and will respond differently to how often you exfoliate and which products will achieve your desired results, exfoliation benefits every skin type and texture. Those who are prone to oily skin will see added benefits of exfoliation, as it will enhance your skin’s receptiveness to oil-controlling ingredients and banish dulling skin cells, resulting in a clearer, more balanced appearance.
What Exfoliation Products Should I Incorporate Into My Skincare Ritual?
Tatcha's exfoliator, The Rice Polish, is a water-activated exfoliant, giving your skin a new beginning through Japanese ingredients that transform to a creamy, cloud-like foam. While it is generally recommended to use exfoliators less often, the non-abrasive formula of The Rice Polish makes it safe to use daily. Finely ground rice bran and papaya enzymes promote natural skin turnover, while the pH neutral, amino acid base formula provides effective cleansing without stripping skin of essential moisture or breaking the skin’s barrier function, leaving skin baby soft and supple. Its four different formulations will appease a variety of skin types:
The Rice Polish: Classic - Silk proteins condition and nourish. Ideal for combination to dry skin.
The Rice Polish: Calming - Natural Japanese Indigo soothes irritation. Ideal for sensitive skin.
The Rice Polish: Deep - Japanese Wild Rose helps tighten the look of pores and clarify skin. Ideal for combination to oily skin.
The Rice Polish: Gentle - Licorice Root extract prevents flakiness and tightness. Ideal for dry skin.
In addition to more classic scrubs and exfoliators, discover other products within Tatcha's collection that work to exfoliate your skin. The Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser is a gently effective, cream cleanser that washes away impurities without stripping skin. It’s formulated with Japanese Rice Powder to soften the skin and boost luminosity, while Hyaluronic Acid and Okinawa Algae Blend plump the skin with hydration. Meanwhile, The Deep Cleanse is a daily gel cleanser with natural fruit exfoliant that deeply but gently lifts impurities and unclogs pores, while leaving skin soft and hydrated. It harnesses the power of the Japanese Luffa fruit, a natural beauty multi-tasker beloved by Japanese women for centuries. It should be used separately from The Rice Polish. In addition, Tacha's Kinu Pure Silk Polishing Face Cloth is made from 100% pure silk to nourish as they gently exfoliate, polishing away dull surface cells and leaving skin smooth and lustrous.
How Do I Exfoliate?
When learning how to exfoliate, there are specific techniques you can incorporate into your skincare ritual. Utilize the following steps to help you achieve your ultimate desired exfoliation results.
- Use a dime-sized amount of your scrub and apply it to your face using small, gentle, circular motions.
- Keep your movements light—treat your skin to a beautiful caressing movement, similar to the lightness of flower petals or butterfly wings.
- Rinse your skin with lukewarm water to avoid irritation.
- Pat your face dry and follow with moisturizer to restore nourishment and hydration to your skin.
When Should I Exfoliate?
Incorporate an exfoliating scrub into your skincare routine immediately after cleansing to see the ultimate benefits of exfoliation in your skin. While your skin is still damp, your scrub will exfoliate in the most effective way.
How Often Should I Exfoliate?
Incorporating regular exfoliation into your skincare ritual will assist you in maintaining healthy skin and achieving radiance. While exfoliating your skin is an essential part of your skincare ritual, if done too often, it can lead to irritation, noticeable dehydration, skin tautness, inflammatory breakouts, and increased sensitivity. In order to safely exfoliate your skin, we recommend using a scrub or exfoliator 2-3 times per week. You can also ease into skin exfoliation by incorporating it into your routine once per week, and increasing as your skin becomes more accustomed to its use.
However, how often you exfoliate also depends on your skin type and texture.
For sensitive skin: Ensure that you are extra gentle, exfoliating with a warm, wet washcloth or mild exfoliant no more than twice per week.
For oily skin: Your skin will be able to tolerate more exfoliation. You may be able to exfoliate up to five times per week.
For combination skin: Achieve optimal results by exfoliating your skin up to three times per week.
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Let us know down in the comments which RICE POLISH is right for you? :)