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How often should you exfoliate?

by timetospa May 29, 2012
How often should you exfoliate?

Exfoliating is a great way to turn dull, dry skin into a glowing, hydrated complexion. But if you exfoliate too often, your face and body can be left feeling red, raw and irritated. So how much is too much - and how much is just right?

Every complexion is different. While some people have sensitive skin that requires special beauty products that are fragrance- and dye-free, others have stubborn acne that can stand up to even the harshest anti blemish products. Before selecting an exfoliant, examine your skin's own sensitivity to know whether you should opt for a gentle product or one with a little more punch.

Experts recommend exfoliating your face about once every three days, and exfoliating your body once a week. If you find that your skin feels irritated, cut back on the amount of product that you're using and go a little longer between washes. (Use a gentle cleanser on the days you don't use exfoliant.)

After each exfoliation, use plenty of anti aging moisturizer to help your skin repair and heal - and you'll notice a brighter, prettier complexion in no time.


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