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DermaClinic Coral Gables Do’s And Don’ts For Exfoliating

Exfoliating provides excellent benefits for your skin and should be a quintessential part of your skin care regimen. You can get rid of the dead or damaged skin cells, and renew your skin regularly with exfoliation to keep it looking bright and fresh. But you should know the do’s and don’ts of skin treatment through at-home exfoliation in order to achieve the best results.

Do’s

Select the Right Exfoliator Product with High-Quality Ingredients

For exfoliating your skin to perfection, you need an exfoliator with high quality and active ingredients, such as Salicylic and Glycolic acids. These ingredients will promote cellular turnover and help slough off the dead, damaged, and dull skin cells. Your pores will remain unclogged and you will experience a smoother, radiant complexion.

Make Sure the Exfoliator Suits Your Skin Type

It is important to know your skin type if you are home skin care through exfoliating. Different exfoliators will work differently depending on your skin type and quality. If you are uncertain about which type of exfoliating skin treatment product may be appropriate for you, talk to your dermatologist.

Use a Moisturizer after the Treatment

Moisturizing is vital to achieving the skin glow you are looking for. Following your home exfoliation treatment session, you should replenish your skin with a nourishing moisturizer. Rub it gently into your cellulite-prone areas to experience more desirable final results after exfoliation.

Seek Periodic Exfoliation Treatments from an Expert 

While home skin care is important, it cannot compare with the benefits you can achieve with a professional skin treatment from an expert. They will use appropriate chemical peels or other solutions to penetrate your skin at a deeper level for more effective cellular turnover in order to deliver youthful-looking results.

Don’ts

Do not Over-exfoliate Your Skin

It is tempting to think that exfoliating excessively or harshly will lead to more dramatic results for your skin. But instead of creating a smoother skin texture, over-exfoliating can injure the healthy skin cells and cause redness, dryness, or irritation in your skin. Scrubbing your skin is not necessary as long as you are using a high-quality exfoliator. 

Do not Persist with Exfoliation if it Causes Sensitivity

If you find that your exfoliating process is making your skin sensitive, stop the treatment until your skin calms down and recovers. Thereafter, initiate the treatment gradually once again. The skin’s barrier needs to be protected at all times because it allows for moisture retention and protects your skin against weather elements. 

Do not Exfoliate Inflamed or Irritated Skin

Sometimes your skin may be irritated or inflamed, particularly if you have just waxed or shaved in certain areas. If you press ahead with exfoliating irritated skin, it could cause serious stinging, redness, or inflammation. The right way is to exfoliate prior to waxing or shaving and make sure you are treating any areas where the skin is broken.

Your Skin is Most Precious

 

Although we encourage home skin treatments, you should follow them as per guidelines, and keep reviewing your progress with our skin care experts periodically. At Dermaclinic in Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of non-invasive solutions to enhance your skin, body, and your general aesthetic appearance. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals for your skin and body. To make an appointment, call us at 786-210-4234 today or contact us online.