We’ve gone over the topic of exfoliating an uncountable number of times before and by now everyone should know how important it is for their skin but it seems that it’s still something that a lot of people avoid.
Regular exfoliation two or three times a week – or every day if you have Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant – will essentially help to smooth and brighten your skin by removing dead and dulling skin cells and encouraging cell renewal. However, too much exfoliation with a regular exfoliator that’s not intended for everyday use could cause some real problems for your skin.
Whenever you add or change products to your skin care regime you should keep an eye on how your skin reacts, if it causes a positive change then carry on using them but if your complexion seems as if it’s struggling you should adjust it accordingly. Even though exfoliating is great and essential for all skin types if you overdo it then you’re likely to end up with dry patches that are red and sore because the skin’s natural barrier is compromised.
If you think you might have been going a bit heavy with the exfoliator then try to avoid it for a while and try a routine that focuses on sensitive skin like Dermalogica’s UltraCalming System before reintroducing the exfoliator slowly.