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Article: Our complete guide to successful exfoliation

Pourquoi et comment exfolier sa peau ?

Our complete guide to successful exfoliation

Exfoliation is a fundamental basis of skincare routines and the secret to maintaining glowing, healthy skin. But why is exfoliation so beneficial and, above all, how to achieve it? Let's explore together the different exfoliation techniques, the best tips for each skin type and our best practices for integrating this step into your weekly routine.


  1. Why should you exfoliate your skin?
  2. Good practices to adopt for a scrub
  3. Products to slip into your special exfoliation toiletry bag

I) Why should you exfoliate your skin?

First of all, what is exfoliation? It involves mechanically or chemically removing dead cells from the surface of the skin. For this, there are two exfoliation methods. The best known is mechanical exfoliation, where physical particles scrub away dead cells and other pore-clogging impurities. Chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, uses mild acids like fruit acids (AHA or BHA) to dissolve the bonds between dead cells, making them easier to remove without friction.

So, what are the areas to exfoliate? It is often recommended to exfoliate your face and body, but that's not all! It is also important to exfoliate your lips with a suitable scrub to eliminate dryness and dead skin without damaging this sensitive area. In addition, a scrub, less common, but just as important, is that of the scalp, which, just like the skin of the face, accumulates dead cells, sebum and product residue. This can clog follicles and affect hair health. Its exfoliation helps eliminate these impurities, promoting better breathing for healthier and more vigorous hair growth, but also reducing dandruff and itching problems.

Why and how to exfoliate your skin?

What are the benefits of exfoliation? Knowing that this step of the routine is suitable for all skin types: oily, dry, normal or combination, the benefits are numerous. Indeed, for oily skin, exfoliating your skin helps control excess sebum and unclog pores, which are responsible for the appearance of imperfections. Concerning dry skin, exfoliation eliminates scales and the accumulation of dead cells which make the complexion dull and the texture of the skin rough. The skin is smooth and absorbs moisturizers better to maintain the skin barrier healthy and prevent moisture loss. Finally, normal and combination skin appreciate its balancing and purifying effect. By regularly removing dead cells and impurities, exfoliation helps prevent the accumulation of sebum in oily areas and promotes better hydration for dry areas.

Additionally, for all skin types, exfoliation stimulates blood circulation which revitalizes the skin's regeneration cycle, improves skin tone and texture. Finally, eliminating dead cells makes the skin more receptive to moisturizers and treatments applied subsequently, thus maximizing their effectiveness.

II) Good practices to adopt for a scrub

Now that you are convinced of the benefits of exfoliation, you surely want to know how to practice it?

Several points must be taken into account. On the one hand, the frequency of exfoliation, which must be adjusted according to your skin type. In general, we recommend exfoliating your skin once or twice a week, but sensitive skin may require less exfoliation, while more resilient skin might benefit from more frequent sessions. It is therefore important to listen to your feelings and the needs of your skin.

Why and how to exfoliate your skin?
On the other hand, at what point in your routine should exfoliation occur? Quite simply between your cleanser and your treatments (cream or mask). To do this, start by cleansing your skin to remove impurities from the skin's surface. This cleansing helps prevent irritation and ensures that the exfoliating product works effectively. Next, it's time to apply your exfoliator. On dry or damp skin depending on the type of exfoliant and its indications. Indeed, mechanical exfoliants can be used on dry skin if you want a stronger exfoliation, but they also work on damp skin to gently exfoliate. While chemical exfoliants are mainly applied to damp skin for optimized action and effectiveness of the acids. Use gentle, circular motions, without rubbing too hard to avoid skin damage.

After exfoliation, it is crucial to hydrate your skin in order to restore the skin barrier and calm the skin. Hydration is even more necessary after exfoliation, as the skin can be temporarily vulnerable to external elements. It is therefore essential to rebuild its protective layer.

III) Products to slip into your special exfoliation toiletry bag

Now we know that good exfoliation requires a cleanser, an exfoliant and a moisturizer, it's time to build your new routine with the right care.

  • For your face :

Start with our Cleansing Gel to remove all impurities from the surface of your skin.
Then, move on to our Exfoliating Peel which is suitable for all skin types. Indeed, if your skin is sensitive, we advise you to choose the enzymatic action, leaving the peel on for 10 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Thanks to Fruit Acids (AHA), this flash mask gently eliminates impurities and dead cells without irritating the skin. If you have a little less sensitive skin, you can opt for a mechanical exfoliator. Upon application, make circular movements to remove dead skin with damp fingers then rinse with lukewarm water. Here, the Jojoba Beads, soft and fine, exfoliate the skin without causing micro-scratches. Finally, you can combine the 2 actions for a complete and effective treatment by leaving it on for 10 minutes before using circular movements to remove dead skin. Your skin texture is refined and your skin is purified and ready to receive the care in your routine. This exfoliant is used on damp skin.

For the next step, 2 options are available to you. On the one hand, you can make a mask after your weekly exfoliation, depending on your skin's needs. To do this, opt for multi-masking. to have tailor-made care. Apply our “Banana Detox” Pore Clearing Mask to oily parts of your face such as the T zone. Then apply the “Sweet Banana” Soothing Mask to sensitive areas prone to redness and where you feel tightness. And finally, apply the “Banana Shake” Healthy Glow Mask to dull areas lacking radiance for a guaranteed healthy glow effect.

On the other hand, if you don't have the time or the desire to apply a mask, it is also possible to move directly to the hydration stage with our Radiance Soothing Gel which intensely hydrates for 24 hours. It soothes and strengthens the skin's hydrolipidic barrier, which is ideal after exfoliation.

  • For your body :

At Kadalys we know that your time is limited, so to minimize your routine, opt for our Exfoliating Shower Gel which cleans and exfoliates in a single gesture. Its Castor Beads gently exfoliate your skin without attacking it. Finish your routine with our SOS Nourishing Body Lotion to intensely repair and regenerate your skin.

Why and how to exfoliate your skin?

By adopting these good practices and appropriate care, you ensure effective and respectful exfoliation of your skin while contributing to the health of your epidermis in the long term.

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