Thursday, May 5, 2011

Exfoliate....but wait!

Ladies, Exfoliating your skin is great as a matter of fact you NEED to exfoliate. Many of you probably think that it's really great to exfoliate every day! WRONG. That is the worst thing you can possibly do to your skin.

The  reason for exfoliation is to remove the dead skin cells from your skin so that it opens the doors for your "new skin" to breath and have a chance to be well nourished and healthy. The suggested time frame that you should wait in between exfoliating sessions is 1 week.

If you exfoliate daily, you're constantly scrubbing abrasive material on-to your skin and instead of just cleaning of the "dead" layer of skin, you begin to slowly remove the "horny"  layer of your skin. The more you do this, the more sensitive your skin will get. Thus creating a new skin condition, that was probably not already pre-existing. 

The exfoliant you use should depend on your skin type, I would recommend seeing an Esthetician. She will be able to give you all the right products for your skin and instruct you on how to apply them and cleanse them off your skin properly.

Happy Exfoliating!

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