Friday, 25 March 2016

Over exfoliating your skin??

Yes it is great to exfoliate your skin. It gets rid of dead skin cells, cleans your pores and can help with acne prone skin. Exfoliating your face and body everyday can cause damage to your skin.

Here are the signs of over exfoliating:
-Tight feeling skin
-Translucent skin
-Irritated skin

It takes approximately 28 days for our skin to heal from damage. If you are exfoliating day and night you are removing too much skin from the surface, which in turn can cause premature aging. You are also stripping the natural oils from the skin that can cause dryness just like your hair. Anyone over 50 it can take double this time to heal.

Nowadays cleansers are sold with those beads for exfoliating the skin. These can be great but not for everyday use. Twice a week is plenty to be exfoliating. Its more off a treatment for the skin rather than everyday use. Try using a daily gentle cleanser on the face and body. We don't need to be scrubbing in the shower everyday with those body puffs either. Just a gentle wash is good enough daily.

I have this lovely body and face brush for exfoliating and though my skin feels amazing after use. It can be harsh on the skin if over used. Companies want you to use them daily or the product says 'ok for daily use' because they want you back buying more and more product. Being gentle on the skin is what you want for youthful glowing skin. Even when we are cleansing and toning we don't need to be tugging at the skin. Gentle circular motions are the best especially for the undereye area.

So scrap the exfoliation daily. Especially if you have sensitive skin. This could be the cause of your dryness, redness and under the skin texture.

Disclaimer: I am not a skincare professional. I am learning to be a makeup artist and a hairdresser. These are things I have picked up along the way and are my own opinions. 

Post a Comment
© Alanna Gallagher. All rights reserved.