How to Properly Exfoliate

skin-careWhen it comes to exfoliating your skin, you can leave your sander in the garage and reach for the gentler stuff instead. Exfoliating facial masks, scrubs, toners, and brushes are all perfect at ridding your skin of impurities and dead cells— leaving you with a clearer looking complexion. From how frequently you should be exfoliating to what you should be using, this article will discuss a few of the things you need to know.

  1. How Frequently Should I Exfoliate?

As one of the most important tips regarding exfoliating, you should only be exfoliating about once or twice a week. Although you may think that exfoliating your skin every day will only leave it looking smoother, it can do the opposite. By stripping your skin of its natural oils, if you exfoliate too much, you can break out even more. As a good rule of thumb, try to exfoliate once every three days.

  1. What Should I Exfoliate With?

Depending on your skin type and any problem areas that you have, will help you decide what you should be exfoliating with. For instance, if you have chronic acne breakouts, then you may want to consider alternating between an exfoliating mask and scrub every other time. Whereas if you have relatively normal skin, using an exfoliant like a toner might do the trick. If you aren’t sure what kind of exfoliator is ideal for you and your skin type, Dr. Benjamin Dunkley can help.

  1. How Should I Exfoliate?

Using an exfoliating mask or scrub can make you feel like you are at the spa. That’s why many people enjoy exfoliating right before bed or in the shower. Create an experience every time you exfoliate and try steaming your face before exfoliating— this will open up your pores and help to clear them out.

Exfoliating your skin will help to clear up any blemishes that you may have. If you would like to learn more about the importance of exfoliating or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Dunkley, contact our office today!



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