Desquamation, simply put, is the natural process of shedding skin. Sadly, the natural process will never be 100% effective due to a variety of factors like age, homecare, skin type, and environmental elements. That is where deliberate exfoliation comes in. Most people recognize the critical role skin plays in one’s overall health; however, the step most often overlooked in a standard skin care routine is exfoliation.
Also referred to as a polish, since exfoliation is primarily designed to remove dead skin cells and deep cleansing, it allows for cellular turnover which is critical for skin regeneration. As a result of consistent exfoliation, skin appears healthier, and clients can slow down signs of premature aging. On the other hand, too much exfoliation can damage skin’s epidermal barrier resulting in dryness, redness, irritation, acne, or a rash-like texture.
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Amanda Azar Walsh, L.M.E., is a professional makeup artist, medical aesthetician, and body wrapper based in South Florida. She is the founder and executive artist of Azar Beauty and lead artist for NewsmaxTV, Pelican Grand’s Pure Spa, and Studio 1 Talent Specialists. Walsh has a degree in business management from Florida Atlantic University, diplomas in fashion makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry and Paramedical Aesthetics from Southeastern College, is dual-licensed, and holds over 40 certifications. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Businesswomen, National Aesthetic Spa Network, Look Good Feel Better, and a RAW Artist alumna.