Did you know you can exfoliate too much?
Exfoliating is apart of a very important skin care routine. Proper exfoliation takes away dirty skin and cells. Revealing amazing skin underneath. Regular exfoliation aids other skincare products like serums and moisturizers to help better penetrate the skin and be more effective.
However, it is a possibility to over-exfoliate. Excessive exfoliation causes a lot of skin issues. It’s important to understand the process of exfoliation.
SIGNS OF OVER-EXFOLIATION
Exfoliation removes the top layer of skin to reveal newer underlying layers. When exfoliation is overdone it causes a lot of issues like dehydration and inflammation. Skin redness and irritation. Here are some pointers that tells you if your skin has been over-exfoliated.
tight feeling skin
stinging or burning
WHAT TO DO
If you are feeling or noticing any of the side effects of over-exfoliating than you need to stop exfoliating as much. Or use a more gentle exfoliated.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE?
Every one is different when it comes to a skin care routine. Some need to exfoliate more than others. The recommended time is once or twice a week. Not every day.
An extremely common issue when it comes to exfoliation is the ingredients of the skincare products. Most people don't know that cleansers or toners have exfoliants in them. Make sure to check the ingredients.
OTHER EXFOLIATING TIPS
Neck and face require gentler exfoliation
Washcloths, loofas exfoliate on their own
When exfoliating, gently massage rather than scrub the skin.
Use a good moisturizer and sunscreen after exfoliation to maintain proper moisture and protect your skin from sun damage.