Exfoliating is a significant part of any effective skin care regimen. It’s the process by which dead cells are removed to allow new and radiant skin to protrude. Unfortunately, its effectiveness is distorted by misuse and misapplication. Our dermatologists at Rao Dermatology recommend exfoliating to optimize the health and wealth of your skin.
Exfoliating may not be a part of everyone’s daily routine. If you have sensitive skin, you should avoid exfoliating more than twice per week. For all other skin types, the frequency of exfoliating is somewhat of a paradox: over-exfoliation is evident in irritable skin, redness, or tender skin. On the other hand, not exfoliating enough is apparent in rough and dull skin; you have to engage in trial and error to find a frequency that accommodates your skin type and peculiarity. Dermatologists suggest that if you are using exfoliating brushes you should limit yourself to twice/weekly regimens. If you are using washcloths you can increase exfoliation subject to your skin’s tolerance.
Understanding when and how often to exfoliate is crucial to the process of the removal of dead skin cells, but so is the understanding of what parts of your skin to exfoliate. Specifically, exfoliation should extend down to your neck and. during humid temperatures, span throughout your entire body. Try being more intentional in your exfoliation routines.
Now that we’ve clarified some of the most common misconceptions and misdirection regarding exfoliation, consider the following products to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice:
- Skinceuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub
Targets congested and rough skin by combining natural microbeads with gently cleansing and hydrating agents to facilitate a deep cleanse pores. It helps soften and smooth rough skin, however, it is not favourable to sensitive skin.
- Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator
Ideal for all skin types, this multi-functional activator simultaneously exfoliates your skin and replenishes moisture.
If you need further assistance on exfoliation, our dermatologists would be happy to help.