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Exfoliation for specific skin issues - Expert Advice

We recently added another fabulous brand Elixir Fusion that we are thrilled to sell on our store! We not only love their products but the way they do business (with kindness, our favourite way) so watch this space and our social media to hear more about their fantastic products.

But in the meantime, they've written a great post on exfoliating for specific skin issues - we are huge believers in its importance, so read on to see what they have to say and pick up some great tips for skin issues you might have!


It is important for people with blemished skin to use an exfoliator on the face or body at least twice a week. Not only will the granules and/or enzymes remove dead skins cells but the essentials oils (antifungal/ antibacterial) together with Aloe Ferox (wound healing) help combat breakouts. Elixir Fusion’s Harmonising oil is famous for balancing hormonal skins. A perfect aftercare treatment to add to an exfoliation regime. Remember the importance of clean hands, especially when applying oil or lotions to the skin.

POST-BREAKOUT, RED & DARK MARKS After having a blemish on the skin there can sometimes be a dark mark left for a while. The best way to fade these dark marks is to exfoliate twice a week to remove those damaged skin cells and encourage new healthy skin tissue to grow through.

CLOGGED PORES If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps to draw out congestion, otherwise known as blackheads and whiteheads. Most common areas for breakouts are on the nose, chin and forehead. Remember, twice a week max.

PIGMENTATION Pigmentation is the dark areas that come from age, pregnancy and changes in your hormonal balance. These areas tend to become more apparent and darker as the skin ages. Exfoliation is beneficial for breaking up pigmented cells, encouraging them to fade. Regular targeted facials at your salon are also good to help promote healthy skin reproductions, helping these areas to fade.

DRY SKIN If your skin is dry or dehydrated, you may find scaly or flakey areas which would benefit hugely from exfoliation. Once you have exfoliated an area of dry skin you can apply a moisturiser to the new skin cells.

INGROWN HAIRS When you have your legs or bikini line waxed you are pulling the hair from the root. Although the hair will eventually grow back weaker, it sometimes cannot pierce through the skin and a red spot will appear around the hair. This is an ingrowing hair – exfoliating the area will remove dead skin and allow the hair to break through the skin. Elixir Fusion’s Botanical Salt Scrub works wonders with ingrown hairs.

Elixir Fusion also has a brilliant travel pack which is a great way to trial their skincare too - it has 4 products (cleanser, moisturiser, exfoliator and derma gel) and each pack option caters to a different skin type, ranging from thirsty to oily skins.

'Til next time, Beautiful!


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  • Exfoliate At Least Twice A Week to get rid of scaly and flakey areas

    Anne Botes on
  • i exfoliate twice a week. A roigh scrub for my body and a enzymatic scrub for my face. And moisturise immediately after woth a votamin e rich lotion and toner.

    Michell klopper on
  • Yes l exfoliate once a week.

    Judy Padayachee on
  • I exfoliate twice a week.

    Anusha Naidoo on

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