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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Exfoliation Populations
Therapeutic Approach: Rosacea-prone skin requires gentle, non-granular exfoliating creams that can be applied with a press-and-release technique rather than active scrubbing.
In-Spa Treatment: Mild fruit acids; enzyme masks, retinols and lactic acid. If steam is used, make sure it’s diffused, light and lasts only three to five minutes. Clients with rosacea should avoid layered exfoliation because it could induce further inflammation. Never exfoliate skin when it’s flared.
Home-care Prescription: Gentle, natural scrub; a daily product containing 5% lactic acid to improve cell turnover and increase hydration