Exfoliating is one of the most important steps in every good skincare routine. It’s a healthy way to rid your skin of the dead skin cells that gradually build up each day, but if you’re not careful, this step can cause more harm than good. To avoid irritation, dryness and other unwanted problems, make sure to be aware of the five most common exfoliating mistakes you might not even know you’re making.
1. Not Prepping Your Skin Correctly
Before even picking up your exfoliator, you need to prep your skin. Your face needs to be rid of all make-up and cleansed properly before scrubbing off the dead skin cells. Some facial cleansers already have exfoliant acting ingredients in their formulas. In that case, be gentle or go with a non-exfoliating cleanser to avoid doing too much.