Even if you have sensitive skin, you shouldn’t be afraid to exfoliate. Exfoliation should be a key step in your skincare routine that provides numerous benefits for your skin. Using a gentle exfoliator removes dead skin cells and allows other skincare products to better absorb into your skin while also reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and discoloration.
Now that you know everyone should be adding an exfoliator to their skincare routine, read on for some common do’s and don’ts of exfoliation:
How often should you exfoliate?
Exfoliation can work wonders on your skin but it shouldn’t be a part of your daily routine. We recommend exfoliating 2-3 times per week. If your skin is extremely sensitive, it’s best to space out exfoliation even longer to just once a week to avoid irritation.
When should you be exfoliating in your skincare routine?
Exfoliation should come right after cleansing your skin. Once you remove impurities, your exfoliant can remove dead skin cells. Although you can exfoliate anytime of day, nighttime exfoliation has one great advantage: it allows time for serums and moisturizers that you apply afterwards to seep into the skin while you’re getting your beauty sleep.
What are the benefits of exfoliating?
Exfoliation has a number of benefits for the skin, including removing excess sebum or oil, unclogging pores, and eliminating dead skin cells which encourages skin renewal. Exfoliation boosts circulation, evens skin tone, and helps your other skincare products penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
What ingredients should you look for?
For physical, non-chemical exfoliants, it is best to look for gentle, natural ingredients. Our Skin Wise Organics Exfoliating Facial Scrub contains jojoba beads to slough off dead skin cells and gentle fruit extracts to provide additional exfoliation. Make sure you look for ingredients with soothing extracts that calm the skin too.