How often should one Exfoliate?
Exfoliation involves using physical such as loofah, salt or sugar; or chemical agents such as microbeads or acids (AHA or BHA) to ubind and slough off dead skin cells.
Doing this speeds up regeneration of new cells, reveals a more radiant and smooth skin, and most importantly, enhance absorption of your skincare products for better result.
While exfoliating can be a game changer in your skincare routine, it is important to note that over doing it can lead to severe skin damage and take you 10 times backwards.
The advantages of Exfoliating
Naturally, the skin Exfoliate itself through a process known as desquamation, by going through a 28 days cycle to shed old skin cells.
When you exfoliate too much coupled with the skin exfoliating ability, your skin becomes:
- Acne prone.
Also, your skin type determines how much of this routine you can exercise. Regardless of this, you should exfoliate not more than two times a week.
Acne prone skin types are advised to avoid using physical scrubs such as salt and sugar. Still, if you must use one, avoid using it on your face.