A Skin Care Tip from BI Resident Skin Diva, Sherilyn Rhymes

The most underestimated step in the home skin care regimen is exfoliation.  In addition to being the number two anti-aging product, dermatological studies have shown that proper exfoliation aids in getting rid of pre-cancerous surface skin cells.  There are three types of exfoliants:  Enzymes, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) and mechanical (scrubs). Enzymatic exoliants are good for sensitive skin & for use around the eyes.  Hydroxy Acids are great for treating acne & hyper-pigmentation.  Mechancial exfoliants are well appreciated by men (great before shaving) and non-acneic teens. Remember when selecting a “scrub” type of exfoliant, never use one with shells or seeds.  They have been proven to put micro-lacerations (small tears) in the skin that are not visible right away. Consult with your Esthetician to select the exfoliant best suited for you. If you have any questions or do not have an Esthetician, I will be happy to help you.

Sherilyn Rhymes, L.E. has been practicing her passion in the skin care and make-up industry for over 12 years.  She continues to learn and explore new areas of skin care and dermatological studies on an on-going basis through the world renowned International Dermal Institute in Carson, California. Sherilyn has worked with many of the top skin care lines and has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients with all skin types – from preparing celebrities for the “Red Carpet”, to clearing up teenagers’ acne for their prom.  In addition to being a practicing Esthetician, she has also joined the ranks of educator, teaching with one of the most eminent skin care companies in the world. Sherilyn’s goal is to “save the world one skin cell at a time”. Leave a comment for her if you have questions – she will respond!


One Comment on "Exfoliate!"

  1. Shreyash Apr 19, 2012 · 4:19 am

    First of all, if it’s a serious rblpoem then you should see a Dermotoligist. They can tell you for sure if it’s adult acne, or just a hold over from your younger days. Also, alot of young women make the mistake of try’in to cover acne with make up, which tends to make the rblpoem even worse. If you wear make up, be sure to wash your face daily to cleans away the excess soo that your pores are open and the dirt and oil does’nt get trapped inside them. If the doctor says that it is Adult Acne, then he may prescribe a prescription cleanser for your face which will be stronger than anything you could by at the local drug store. But being watchful of things like make up and washing your face often can go along way. Good Luck.

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