Gentle, daily exfoliation is the secret to healthy skin.
Did you know that healthy skin naturally renews itself every 28-30 days? And more often than not, it could use help keeping up with that pace, especially as we age. Exfoliating on a regular basis helps to increase cell turnover and reveal newer, better-looking skin.
“Exfoliation is like exercise; it's safer to follow a custom fit, moderate program on a regular basis, than to overdo it randomly," says Clinique guiding dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich. “It's better to exfoliate twice a day using mild or moderate exfoliation than to exfoliate once a week with an extremely harsh process." That's the point of Clarifying Lotion, which was created to be used twice a day to gently sweep away dead surface cells that make skin look dull, rough and flaky, keeping blemishes at bay without any irritation or drying. There's a Clarifying Lotion for all four skin types, the difference among them being the strength of the exfoliation.
When I used Clarifying Lotion for the first time, I noticed an immediate glow factor. That's because it has a very low pH level and when used after the cleanser, which has a high pH, this gentle, rapid shift in pH levels revs up your skin. This also triggered a light bulb moment for me: It's not about the sheer number of products you use, but how they all work as a complete regimen. Each step in 3-Step is specially formulated to optimize one another—and the best results happen when you use them all together.