Exfoliation – How Often Should You Do It?

You know that exfoliation is an important part of your skincare regimen. It’s something that you need to do to help keep your skin cleaner and fresher.

Some experts say you should only exfoliate once a week, while others say you should gently exfoliate twice a day. Confused? So are we!

How often should you actually be doing it?

The frequency you should be exfoliating your skin really depends on YOU. Every person has a unique skin condition, and you should be customizing your skincare regimen according to this. That’s why it’s important to get your skin examined and assessed by a skincare expert. They’ll let you know how often you should be exfoliating and with what.

You may be advised to exfoliate once a day with a gentle product. Or you may be advised to skip daily exfoliation and just stick with a regular in-office treatment performed monthly.

What Types of Exfoliation Are There?

  • Just washing your face with a soapy cleanser and wash cloth
  • A scrub product that contains some kind of abrasive agent, like microbes, salt or other
  • Therapeutic peel containing a beneficial acid, like salicylic or glycolic
  • In-clinic dermabrasion

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