How To Exfoliate The Right Way

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If done properly, exfoliation can make your skin as youthful as it looked in your teen years. The key here is that it has to be done properly. Just as beneficial as it can be, it can be damaging. The purpose of exfoliation is to remove dead skin cells that prevent your skin from being as smooth and soft as possible. Doing this too rough or too often though can leave your skin feeling very raw, and can even be counterproductive.

According to a cosmetic anesthesiologist and medical director of Blush Med Institute in Bethesda, MD, “If you have skin that tends to be oily, be careful not to overdo it, as this may have the opposite effect and cause your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil.”

Here are a few tips to make sure you are doing it right:

1. Use the right product.

There are plenty of options out there as far as exfoliants are concerned, but which is the right one for you? The first step here is to make sure you are using exfoliants that are crated for the part of the body you intend to use it on. Your feet, legs and face all have different levels of skin sensitivity. What you would scrub your feet with you certainly don’t want to rub on your face.