Exfoliation - Types, Upside, downside, and Skin Exfoliator

Skin exfoliation is key to maintaining healthy and glowing skin. Exfoliation plays a crucial role in your routine or facial. Are you struggling to find the answer to when to exfoliate a question?

Exfoliation is the process of removing the oldest dead skin cells from the outermost surface epidermis).

Dr. Tanya, the renowned Gold Coast-based skin specialist, Australian Skin Life is a part of Amtan Group. Dr. Tanya recommends exfoliating your skin, 2-3 times a week (depending on your skin and environment conditions)

Different Skin Exfoliation Methods

1. Manual Exfoliation:

It requires rubbing and scrubbing action using beads or spheres

This includes physically exfoliating dead skin with a rubbing and scrubbing actions using beads or spheres, which are massaged into the skin by hand or The skin is physically scrubbed with an ingredients which are capable of polishing or cleansing such as almond shells, rice bran, pumice, oatmeal, salt crystals, sugar crystals, etc. Some ingredients can tear the skin and cause skin infections and skin irritation, so if you are sticking to manual exfoliation, ensure that you utilize one with beads or spheres, which are less inclined to scratch the skin. Abrasive materials such as a simple brush, washcloth, sponge, wipes, etc. It can also be used during manual exfoliation.

Manual exfoliation is the same as Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation process in which the face is sprayed with crystals to remove dead epidermal cells.

Advantage: Quick and simple to utilize and best for normal skin types. Manual Exfoliators are accessible in an assortment of form

Disadvantage: May aggravate skin break out or sensitive skin and it can end up with skin irritation if proper care is not taken.


2. Chemical Exfoliation:

Exfoliating with acid-based substances or chemicals
In chemical exfoliation acid-based substance or chemical applied to the skin to dissolve dead skin cells from the skin. Some substances or chemicals which are used in chemical exfoliation are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acid, lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, or glycolic acids, biological enzymes. These will help in breaking the bond between the dead skin cells, dissolving and removing.

Chemical exfoliation is good for sun-damaged skin, acne-pored, oily skin


  • Deeply cleanses the pores
  • Good for acne-prone skin, blemish-prone skin, and oily skin.
  • Exfoliators with AHAs offer anti-aging benefits too.


It can cause the sun and might be unreasonably bothersome for dry skin. These Exfoliators are normally found in cream or lotion form.

Chemical Exfoliation

3. Enzymatic Exfoliation:

It works more gently than the AHA chemical Exfoliants. It will shed skin cells and speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Enzyme exfoliation breaks down the glue that holds dead, dulling skin cells together. It contains compounds that are gotten from natural products like pumpkin, pineapple, oranges, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and papaya to cleanse the skin of dead cells.


  • It can be used on incredibly delicate or receptive they tend not to bother since there is no physical scrubbing.
  • Excellently works for clogged pores to cleanse.
  • Works more gently than the AHA chemical Exfoliators


Enzymatic Exfoliators take more time to work since you need to let them sit on the skin for a while

Enzymatic Exfoliation

4. Mechanical Exfoliation:

Mechanical exfoliation involves the use of a machine or device to exfoliate the skin. Commonly known as a mechanical Exfoliator. Diamond Microdermabrasion also comes under mechanical exfoliation


Dr. Tanya’s Skin Exfoliator

Dr. Tanya’s  Skin Exfoliator will help you in many ways. It exfoliates deeply without affecting the skin, without applying excessive pressure. It is an advanced ultrasonic skin Exfoliator and equally effective for all parts. It removes even very small makeup, dust particles from the skin surface. It is handy to carry. It will take very little time to exfoliate the skin.

Here’s How It Helps You:

  • Works for all skin types, even for sensitive
  • To remove blackheads, acne, dead skin, grease, and makeup dirt deeply
  • Renewing skin cells
  • Stimulation of collagen products
  • Boosts blood circulation, so your skin will glow
  • Softens the old keratin
  • Promotes the effective absorption of nutrition
  • Whiten and tighten the skin
  • Appearance of wrinkles, crows feet, and fine lines will be lessened

Note: Make your time to meet Dr. Tanya and the team to get complete guidance for you. Because the results vary based on your diet, environment, lifestyle too.

Dr. Tanya is Certified – MBBS, MRCGP (UK), FRACGP (Australia), Dip Dermatology (Australia). She is a cosmetic physician and she takes care of more on women’s health, skincare, mental health.  She has over 16 years of experience

Note: Must apply moisturizer and protective sunscreen after exfoliation to keep skin hydrated and protected from environmental damage. Moisturizing the skin after exfoliation is important because, after exfoliation, the skin becomes very prone to becoming dry.

The upsides of Exfoliation:

Removes dead skin cell from the surface of the skin, fresh new skin cells take over, in that way the skin will look smooth, youthful, and beautiful

Exfoliation helps in making other skincare items, for example, creams, moisturizers to work all the more adequately on your skin since they can now penetrate deeper into the skin.

Follicles easily get clogged with dirt and oil as a result of a build-up of dead skin cells. The development of blemishes and acne is due to clogged pores. With exfoliation, you can save your pores from getting clogged and it helps in unclogging your clogged pores. 

Exfoliation will play a crucial role in preventing breakouts. Breakouts are due to acne. Breakouts or acne are not dangerous, but they can leave skin scars.

Exfoliation is the best thing to get rid of blemishes on the skin and transform your blemished skin into healthy and glowing skin.

The Downsides of Exfoliation:

The major downside of exfoliation is that it can end up causing skin irritation if proper care isn’t taken. Scrubbing the skin too hard during exfoliation can end up removing more skin than is necessarily leading to injury or skin irritation.

Too much or over-exfoliation of the skin can be harmful since it can easily leave your skin dry and irritated. This is the reason why Dr. Tanya advises exfoliating no more than twice or thrice a week. 

Initially, Many cosmetic companies used a lot in manufacturing exfoliation products that are so damaging to aquatic wildlife since they don't degrade or dissolve in water, are extremely small pieces of material and are less than 5mm.