Hi I’m Natalie Otto, licensed esthetician and Corporate Educator at Repêchage. Exfoliation is key to dissolving dead, flaky skin cells, stimulating collagen production, and building elasticity to reveal younger looking skin. If your skin is continually exfoliated, it’s forced to create new cells revealing fresh, healthy skin…but can you over exfoliate?
The answer is yes – you can. If you do over exfoliate, this is not good for your skin. When it comes to exfoliation, you need to think of the skin like an apple. An apple with skin looks plump and hydrated. When you peel an apple, it becomes brown and shriveled, that is why it is important when exfoliating not to over do it. Your skin is your protective barrier – don’t tear it down! Plus, over exfoliating can cause you to strip your skin, making it more sensitive and thin. Rather, you should be exfoliating 2-3 times per week with a gentle exfoliatior, like our Honey and Almond Scrub or a chemical exfoliator, such as Rapidex Marine Exfoliator that can be used every night for 14 nights. To find out which exfoliator is best for your skin type, you can check out our other blogs and videos on exfoliators.
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