7 Common Exfoliation Mistakes You Should Avoid ...


Since exfoliating your skin is so good for you, we rarely think there are any exfoliation mistakes to avoid.3

The truth is, however, there are a number of ways you might be harming your skin rather than helping it.

You don't have to make any big changes but there are some things you should be aware of when you're exfoliating your skin.

I was guilty of several of these exfoliation mistakes.2

Are you?

1. You Exfoliate Too Much

Exfoliating too much is easily one of the biggest exfoliation mistakes, and I think it's something many of us do.

If you're using an exfoliation product every time you take a bath or shower, you're seriously overdoing it.

You can actually end up doing way more damage.

For instance, if you're exfoliating because your skin is dry, you can dry it out more by doing it too often.

If you're doing it because your skin is too oily, same thing.

Your skin will overcompensate, and when you exfoliate every day, you don't give it a chance to balance.

Limit yourself to once, maybe twice a week, and you'll notice that your skin improves, no matter what its current state.

2. Not Moisturizing Afterward

It's so important to take care of your skin after you exfoliate.2

The best way to do that is to moisturize when you finish.2

If you don't, you'll seriously irritate your skin, making it look worse than it did before.

Choose a moisturizer that works for your skin type and put it on as soon as you get out of the shower.

That will help seal in moisture while your pores are still open, and it will soothe any irritation caused by exfoliating.

3. Dry Exfoliation

You should never, ever, ever exfoliate your skin while it's dry.

You need water, whether you use a brush, a sponge, or a product.

Dry rubs work with the right tools over certain areas of your body, but don't ever do that to your face.

Just give it a rinse before your exfoliate, and you'll reduce the risk of painful skin, irritations, and rashes.

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