Exfoliation Mistakes And Remedies By Dermatologists
I have a complicated relationship with peeling. As a person with very sensitive skin that dries out almost immediately, it can put my epidermis into a tantrum if I exaggerate it a little. But because I have dry skin by nature, I’m often confident in my flaky appearance – so I want something that gently alleviates dullness. This leaves me in a Kind of Skin Care Maintaining. I want to do something to improve the look and feel of my skin, but if I accidentally go too far, my skin becomes worse than where we started. I like to remind myself that I’m not the only one — skin care experts constantly tell me that they see people who practice questionable exfoliating habits.
To stem these scrubbing mistakes, we describe the most common things that people do wrong when exfoliating.
Not understanding your skin type.
If there was one golden rule in skincare, it would be to get to know you. If you are not in touch with the needs of your own skin, get ready for failures again and again. How do you analyze all the Marketing, Jargon and social media frenzy if you haven’t figured out the basics of your own body? This way, when you are scrolling through social media and you see an influencer distracting from your Routine, you can stop, think and evaluate if your tips would work for you. Peeling is a perfect example of this.
“People with certain skin conditions, very sensitive skin or who use certain sensitizing skin care products can become more irritated by exfoliation, so it is important to know your skin type and know all the sensitivities you may have before exfoliating.”Here we dive into all the signs that you have sensitive skin, if you want to know more.
Skip the care after peeling.
You need to moisturize your skin after exfoliating, point: otherwise, your skin may become drier and irritated. Opt for soothing plants, butter and oils that deeply comfort and moisturize the skin. We also like antioxidants (fun fact: Exfoliation can help them penetrate deeper, because they have removed part of the top layer of dead skin cells), because they have anti-inflammatory properties and can action free radicals.
And this applies to the face and body. People tend to be more diligent about moisturizing their facial skin after Peeling (great! Keep it up!), but you should also do it for your whole body. “If you wait too long, you miss that narrow window to capture and seal these nourishing ingredients into the skin before all the water evaporates from the surface and further affects your skin,” says Whitney Bowe, dermatologist.
Do not keep track of all the ways you exfoliate.
When we think about excessive peeling, we tend to think about how often we do Peeling, whether weekly, daily, etc. But we also forget about all the ways to rub this horny layer, such as Loofah, towels, dry brushes and some ingredients (such as Alpha hydroxy acids) in washes. If you put all this together, you can already exfoliate your skin as much as it is.
Treat the body as the face or the face as the body.
The skin on your face is more sensitive than the rest of your body — and on the other hand, the skin on your body tends to be more durable. “Body scrubs should not be used on the face. They are often thicker in consistency and contain higher concentrations of acids and could be too irritating for sensitive facial skin,” says Cochran Gathers. “Similarly, using a facial scrub on your body may not be strong enough to achieve the desired results.”For this reason, body and facial scrubs are two separate categories. Well, I’m the one who is not afraid of the off-label use of products (as long as I’m a Fan of the list of ingredients, I tend to use products as I see fit), but in the matter of a scrub, you really should not deviate too much from the use.
Being too aggressive.
For body and Chemical Peeling, you should always opt for something lighter than you think. (You can always increase your usage or use a harder key, but it’s harder to reduce it once you’ve started.) “The most important advice is: “less is more.”You just want to exfoliate enough to increase cell renewal and reveal fresh new skin,” says Ife Rodney, MD, certified dermatologist and founder of Eternal Dermatology. “However, be careful not to scratch or damage your skin by using these devices or products excessively.”Tags: Exfoliation, Sensitive, Skin