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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.