Exfoliating mistakes that are harmful for your skin

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Most of the times, we want to clean our skin perfectly, but too much exfoliation can cause real problems. Although it’s recommended exfoliating your skin twice a week, we warn to avoid some mistakes that can damage your skin.

Don’t exfoliate your skin enough
The main purpose of exfoliation is to remove dead cells, cells that accumulate daily on your face. However, besides removing dead skin, scrubbing stimulates collagen production, helping to keep a beautiful and bright skin. As long as you don’t exaggerate with scrubbing and don’t do it aggressively, it’s all right to exfoliate on a daily basis.

You’re exfoliating your skin too much
If, after an exfoliating treatment, your skin gets red and irritated means you’re doing too much exfoliation. This can cause skin dehydration, redness or inflammation. Chronic inflammation can trigger signs of aging too fast or hyperpigmentation.

You use the same scrubbing cream
What works in summer may not have the same result in the winter. Our skin is in constant change and so should change your exfoliation routine. If what you use doesn’t work, change the cream with a stronger one. If you notice redness and inflammation, change the cream with a milder one.

Exfoliate prone to acne skin
If you are prone to acne, it is advisable to avoid exfoliating treatments.

Don’t exfoliate around your eyes
It’s important to protect the delicate area around your eyes, but in case of exfoliation, exfoliating this area will only bring you benefits. Not only it prevents the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles, you can also get rid of milia (white dots around your eyes). For this area you should choose a soft exfoliating cream.

You use too much the cleaning brush
Face brushes are very useful, but they shouldn’t be used every day. It’s advisable to use the brush once a week, it’s acceptable to use it maximum three times a week.

Exfoliating mistakes