It's satisfying to scrub away the remnants of your skin's past life, especially when it leaves you with immediately smoother skin. That's why it can be so tempting to go a little too hard with your exfoliating. But it turns out there is a way to determine how—and how often—you should exfoliate your face. Zampella, M. As the cells mature, they travel from the base layer of the epidermis to the outermost layer.
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Alicia Keys's flawless skin at the Grammys made us want to seriously rethink our skincare routine. For smooth, healthy skin like hers, you're gonna need a face scrub. There are two different types of exfoliators: chemical and mechanical. Both work to remove dead skin cells and give you that super glowy look. Those with acne-prone skin should stick with a chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid and retinoids , which uses hydroxy acids to exfoliate skin through chemical processes. Use your facial scrub times per week avoiding the eye area , and lather on SPF 30 or higher in the morning. Now, let's get scrubbing!
8 Face Exfoliators That Will Give You Glowing Skin
When I was 15 years old, I bought my first exfoliator. I was pretty proud of this purchase at the time and expected it to work wonders for my pubescent, acne-ridden face. I loved the gritty stuff.
The tricky thing about exfoliation is it can either work wonders for your skin, or it can destroy your skin barrier. Let me guess: You've used an exfoliator before—probably some gritty, grainy formula that you scrubbed around your face until it felt slightly raw and tingly. If it hurts, it must work, right?