Dull, dead skin cells – they’re everywhere!
No, you’re not seeing things – that probably is an ashy tint on your face. “We shed millions of dead skin cells a day, so unless you do something to actively remove the ones that don’t fall o naturally, you’re going to have a greyish look, whatever your skin tone,” says Dr Mona Gohara, clinical professor of dermatology. Think of that dead-cell buildup like dust. Until you wipe it clean, it’s a dingy layer that prevents skin from reflecting the light that gives o your glow.
You need to gently exfoliate once or twice a week. “Scrubs with sugar or jojoba esters are mild enough for even sensitive skin, and grainy
scrubs with pulverised nut shells are good for everyone else,” says director of cosmetic and clinical dermatology Dr Joshua Zeichner. Peels use alpha and beta hydroxy acids to remove dead skin cells; look for formulas that contain soothing ingredients, like aloe and green tea, to help minimise irritation and redness.
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