What is Gommage and How to Use It

Facial Care

The word “gommage” comes from French “gomme” which literally means “eraser”. Gommage is a cosmetic product or procedure specially created to remove upper layer of skin in order to peel dead cells off. This helps to improve structure and look of the skin.

Skin peel-off is a natural physiological processes. However, a number of negative factors may break this process and this leads to breaking of most important skin functions such as breathing. These negative factors are:
– inadequate skin hygiene;
– vitamin deficiency;
– poor ecology;
– stresses and diseases.
As a result skin becomes dull and looks unhealthy. It needs a special care.

With time, skin loses its ability to remove dead cells alone. It needs our help and here our best aids are gommage or scrub.

What is the difference between gommage and scrub?
Both gommage and scrub are exfoliators and have the same function – to remove upper layer of skin that is dead cells. What differes them is the approach to the removal. Scrub acts mechanically with small particles, while gommage acts with fruit acids or enzymes. This makes peel-off with gommage softer and more delicate. Due to its roughness, scrub is not recommended for sensitive and tender skin. However, all types of skin need additional cosmetic peeling and here comes gommage! It is suitable for all skin types!

Gommage contains no hard particles like scrub. Its fruit acids or enzymes dissolve dead cells and in this way they are gently removed. Besides effective exfoliation, micro massage of skin stimulates blood circulation, accelerates cellular metabolism eliminates stagnant conditions, and improves protective function of skin. In case of regular gommage use, skin becomes fresh, more elastic and looks younger.

Gommage contains ingredients which actively moisturize and nourish skin, enhance metabolism, improve aqua and oily balance of skin, but aromatic olis make the process of peeling especially pleasant.

How often gommage should be used?
Well, it depends on skin type:
– oily or mixed skin type – 3 times a week;
– normal or dry skin – 1 time a week;
– mature skin (45+) – 1-2 times a week.

When gommage should not be used?
Do not use gommage before sun, freeze, wind exposure because after procedure the skin is extrimely vulnerable.

Is there any age limits on gommage use?
No. Women of any age may easily use it as skin always needs additional peeling.

In the end it may be said that gommage is a magic solution. Women with problematic and oily skin were waiting for such a solution for a long time and now may enjoy the novelty from French cosmetic makers. Yeah, French created it and they are best makers of gommage. Therefore look for French producers: Yves Rocher, Yon-Ka, Payot, Clarins and more. On some gommages is written “scrub”, so be careful and look on ingredients.

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