GET GREAT SKIN

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Oily skin It may seem like a good idea to exfoliate more of­ten if you have oily or acne-prone skin, but this sim­ply isn’t true as it could ir­ri­tate your skin. Opt for phys­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tors that are not too abra­sive – light gran­ules like jo­joba beads are gen­tler on the skin. Dry skin The best fa­cial scrubs for you are fine grains in a cream or lo­tion tex­ture. Bet­ter yet, scan the la­bel for mois­tur­is­ing in­gre­di­ents like honey, so you can exfoliate and mois­turise at the same time. Sen­si­tive skin Be care­ful to avoid peels, chem­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tors, and even cer­tain phys­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tors. Mushy in­gre­di­ents like rice and oats are gen­er­ally safe, but it’s al­ways best to check with your der­ma­tol­o­gist first be­fore us­ing it. Age­ing skin The idea is to in­crease cel­lu­lar re­newal and prep the skin to al­low a max­i­mum ab­sorp­tion of in­gre­di­ents. Phys­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tors get the job done, but it’s the chem­i­cal ones that make the most dif­fer­ence. They con­tain AHAs and BHAs that pen­e­trate deep into the skin to re­duce fine lines.

BEST AT NIGHT

Cell turnover hap­pens at night while you’re asleep. Ex­fo­li­at­ing speeds up this process as re­mov­ing the build-up of dead cells boosts the ef­fi­cacy of your night-time skincare rou­tine.

LESS IS MORE

If you’re do­ing it more than thrice a week or you no­tice your skin be­com­ing dry and patchy, it’s time to take a break and put aside your scrub for a least one week. Use a gen­tle cleanser that doesn’t dry out your skin, and soothe red patches with cool­ing aloe vera gel.

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