How of­ten should you ex­fo­li­ate?

Hair - - Winter Skincare -

Most der­ma­tol­o­gists agree that ex­fo­li­at­ing a cou­ple of times a week in the win­ters is the best idea. “While the fre­quency of ex­fo­li­a­tion de­pends on your unique skin type, a max­i­mum of 2-3 times a week is the right fre­quency,” says Dr. Neena Chopra, Di­rec­tor, Beauty and Tech­ni­cal, Just Herbs, adding, “This way, not only are you reg­u­larly clear­ing away dead skin but you’re also not be­ing too abra­sive on the skin.” Avoid go­ing over­board, they warn. “Too much ex­fo­li­a­tion may lead to skin dam­age and pig­men­ta­tion,” cau­tions Dr. Reema Arora, Med­i­cal Head Fa­cial Aes­thetic, Co­coona Cen­tre for Aes­thetic Trans­for­ma­tion, New Delhi. More­over, too much of ex­fo­li­at­ing can also lead to sen­si­tive skin or rashes. Two times a week is suf­fi­cient to take care of the dead cells with­out strip­ping the healthy skin or ir­ri­tat­ing the nor­mal skin.

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