How Often Should I Exfoliate?
Exfoliating the skin can help reveal fresh skin cells and remove dead cells from the surface of the skin. Although exfoliation is an important part of caring for the skin, it is possible to over-exfoliate or under-exfoliate. It is important to ensure exfoliation takes place often enough to keep the skin healthy, but not so often that it damages the skin.
The general rule of thumb is to exfoliate two times per week. Although the general rule applies to most individuals, certain situations can require some minor changes.
Exfoliation for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin requires special care when compared to other skin types. In most cases, it is best to limit exfoliation to once per week when dealing with sensitive skin because the exfoliation might cause irritation if it is used too regularly.
Beyond exfoliating less often, sensitive skin also requires products that are gentle like Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser. A gentle product will not cause as much irritation and will reveal healthier skin.
Exfoliation for Oily Skin
When skin is oily, it is usually better to exfoliate more often. The oil can clog pores and make the skin look less healthy, particularly if the climate conditions are warm. In most cases, exfoliating three times per week is appropriate for oily skin.
Selecting a Product
Exfoliating products have many options, but the best products will not have harsh ingredients. While skin type will play a role in the decision, opting for something that is appropriate for any skin type is usually best. Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser is a product that is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but also strong enough for oily skin.
Exfoliation is an important part of caring for the skin. By regularly using a gentle product, the skin will become healthier and breakouts will reduce over time.