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.
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, Rena 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!
Rena Levi Facial Protocal For Acne Vanishing Act Soap. Use in the AM and PM. Leave on a few minutes and rinse. Also beneficial for anti-aging. Amazing Scrub Use once a week to start. You may move up to twice per week if needed after your skin adjusts to the scrub. Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes and rinse. Your skin may feel pricky the remainder of the day. That is normal. The Amazing Scrub is all natural. Vanishing Act Light Moisture Cream. You only need a small amount. On The Spot Solution. Apply to the breakout areas only. Will help dry up the blemish. If you use your products and apply the On The Spot instead of picking, your skin will become much more even toned 4 Piece Acne Kit Save when you purchase these products in a group.