Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains the right way to exfoliate

While many people understand that exfoliation should be a regular part of their skin care routine, not many clearly understand the best way to go about it. Exfoliation removes dulling skin cells and leaves the complexion soft and smooth. It also reveals a fresh layer of skin for a refreshed, glowing appearance. Learn Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s top tips for healthy exfoliation.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends exfoliating once or twice a week.

“One of the biggest mistakes is exfoliating too much,” reveals Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

If you are exfoliating your complexion with a harsh scrub every day, you are not giving your skin enough time to recover and heal. You should also not use a washcloth when you cleanse to try and exfoliate the skin because it can irritate your complexion. Once or twice a week with a gentle scrub is more than enough to properly remove debris. If you prefer a gentle exfoliation every day, you can use a tool such as Clarisonic Aria Skin Cleansing System with your regular cleanser.

Avoid scrubbing too hard with your product. If your skin is pink, rough or irritated, you are most likely exfoliating too much. Exfoliate one area of your complexion for no more than 15 seconds and never exfoliate healing or post-procedure skin. If you are experiencing a breakout or another reaction, use extra care when scrubbing the area.

When choosing a polishing product, look for formulas that are gentle yet effective such as LovelySkin Exfoliating Gel –Mild. The amino fruit acids and low pH level help renew the complexion without aggravating skin.

After exfoliating, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends immediately moisturizing.

Exfoliation can remove moisture and oil from the skin so it is important to replenish the complexion and avoid irritation. Do you have questions about exfoliation? Ask Dr. Joel Schlessinger below in the comment section.

Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care
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