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Can You Over Exfoliate Your Skin?

April 10, 2018


Yes, it is possible for you to over exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is an important part of any skin care regimen. There is nothing like sloughing off dead and dry skin cells to reveal the soft, vibrant, and healthy skin underneath. When done right, your skin looks and feels great. When done too much, your complexion suffers.

How Often Should I Exfoliate?

The frequency you should exfoliate depends on the type of skin you have. You need to know if you have dry, oily, normal, or sensitive skin. There is no one-size-fits-all solution or frequency for exfoliation. Once you know what type of skin type you have, you are ready to exfoliate. Dry, normal, and sensitive skin types should consider using a gentle exfoliating serum like Timeless Skin Care’s 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum. Oily skin types should consider anti-aging serums that do not contain vitamin E.

How Do I Know If I Am Over Exfoliating My Skin?

If you are not familiar with the process or believe you have been doing it wrong, you might find yourself wondering “How to exfoliate your face?” Keep in mind that your body normally sheds dead skin cells every day. It is not necessary for you to exfoliate more than once or twice a week. For sensitive and dry skin individuals, use a vitamin C and E serum and pay close attention to your skin to determine the proper exfoliation interval for your beauty routine.

Some people find exfoliating addictive. Be careful to avoid over exfoliating your skin. Here are some common signs of over-exfoliation:

  • Peeling
  • Oiliness
  • Increase in breakouts
  • Redness, inflammation, or itching
  • Dryness and tightness
  • Waxy and shiny appearance

If you experience any of the above symptoms, cut back on how often you exfoliate. Use a good moisturizing face spray to protect your skin. If you’re not into sprays, we do have Squalane Oil for sale. It’s light, moisturizing, soothing, and can help your skin to heal faster. It’s also suitable for all skin types.

Use Only the Best Skin Care Products

Healthy and beautiful skin starts with you. Exfoliation is necessary to enhance your skin’s appearance and protect its delicate balance. Purchase Timeless Skin Care natural skin care products to get the skin you deserve.

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