There are two main types of exfoliation
for effective skincare:
1) performed on the outer layer of skin,
the epidermis, by a qualified esthetician
2) the kind performed on the dermis or
primary layer of skin by a physician.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are widely used in
skin exfoliation. However, these acids are not
friendly to the skin, regardless of the color of the
skin (e.g. pigmentation).
AHAs cause redness and itching on the epidermis
and thin this outer protective layer of skin, which
results in increased sensitivity to the sun (and
can result in hyper-pigmentation, melasma, and sun spots).
AHAs are effective as an aid to exfoliation by
creating new cell growth and increased collagen,
but the beneficial results are short-lived. After repeated
AHA treatments, the thinning epidermis becomes dull
and the skin loses its natural, healthy glow.
Ethnic skin types have their own particular needs,
which vary.For example, over 70% of ethnic males have special needs with
ingrown hair. Because their hair follicle grows in a
spiral, it tends to curve back into the skin after shaving,
which creates the potential for infection and hyper-pigmentation.
(On a side note: The Rena Levi Vanishing Act Soap
used in shaving is also excellent at avoiding and dealing with
those pesky in-grown hairs.)
When attempting to exfoliate darker skin, AHAs are not
recommended because the acids can cause irregularities
in the pigmentation of the skin, which can result in splotchy
or uneven skin tones.
Therefore, I have created unique formulations that do not
use AHAs or other harsh ingredients:
These natural products are safe and effective for all skin
types - even ethnic skin.
The Rena Levy Herbal Peel (professional) and Amazing Scrub are
two proprietary products that are available through medical spas,
salons and skin care professionals, for skin cleaning and to safely exfoliate the skin and restore it to its natural, healthy glow!
Daily use of mild polishers such as
The Rena Levi Vanishing Act Soap and
Bamboo Exfoliating Cleanser provide continuous exfoliation
and cleansing, which result in healthier skin - no matter what
the ethnicity, gender, or skin type.
The Vanishing Act Soap and On the Spot! Solution is
especially effective for skin of all types, and serve as effective
Acne Treatment for Healthy Skin.