My skin’s DRY. Will Ex­fo­li­at­ing strip it?

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No—in fact, flakes in­hibit the full pen­e­tra­tion of mois­tur­izer. “Oil gets trapped, caus­ing tiny, pim­ple-like bumps,” says Glot. Your best bet: gen­tle chem­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tors (an Aha-rich serum dis­solves bonds be­tween dead cells) or a light fa­cial scrub (Doll Face’s [ uses jo­joba beads). Fol­low with a hy­drat­ing lo­tion, ev­ery two or three days. weekly treat­ment: Trans­form skin from dull to dewy with this Kiehl’s mask [ that ex­fo­li­ates with crushed cran­berry seeds while turmeric ex­tract leaves skin brighter and glowier.

But i’m oily and ac­ne­prone! Will i Break out?

Stay away from rough scrubs, which con­trib­ute to break­outs. Chem­i­cal ver­sions—such as a face wash with gly­colic or sal­i­cylic (the lat­ter of which is in Pixi [ re­move grime and pen­e­trate oil to break down pore-clog­ging dead skin cells. weekly treat­ment: Clay and char­coal masks ab­sorb ex­cess oil. Try Bobbi Brown’s mask [

i’m WAY too sen­si­tive...

Gritty scrubs are def­i­nitely off lim­its, but most peo­ple can ben­e­fit from a mild, short-con­tact ex­fo­li­at­ing prod­uct. Con­sider a cleanser or toner rich in fruit or plant en­zymes, twice a week, to deep clean gently, like Mario Bade­scu’s toner [ weekly treat­ment: Use a cool, wet wash­cloth in cir­cu­lar mo­tions to loosen and sweep away dead skin cells.

What should i Do for my nor­mal skin?

Nor­mal usu­ally means combo— an oily T-zone and dry cheeks—which can ben­e­fit from the Goldilocks of ex­fo­lia­tors: bak­ing soda. In a wa­ter­less, pow­der-cleanser form like Mu­rad’s [ it’s easy to ad­just the strength: Add less wa­ter for a stronger scrub (per­fect for the T-zone) and more for a gen­tler one (ideal for the cheeks). Do this two or three times a week. weekly treat­ment: Home peels are an op­tion for prob­lem-free skin. Start with a gly­colic-acid con­cen­tra­tion below 10 per­cent and slowly work your way up to stronger prod­ucts. Try Altchek MD [ which help di­min­ish fine lines and fade spots.

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