A 30-second exfoliating session, twice a week, is a cornerstone of good skincare – and mature skin can benefit from more frequent sessions. In fact, our Exfoliant Supérieure Refining Treament is one of my very favorite items in our line of skincare products.
But there are times when you should NOT exfoliate
Never exfoliate while you have sunburn. Your skin will be too raw. Let it heal first. And be more careful in the sun next time!
And if your skin manages to get chapped, from wind or cold, and is red, sore or peeling, it will also be too raw for exfoliation. Let it heal first. Do not exfoliate stressed skin.
ON THE SAME DAY AS A FACIAL
On days when you’re having a spa treatment, or giving yourself a facial – something outside your normal skincare routine – don’t choose this day for your regular exfoliation as well. Your skin will have enough going on, and you need to give it a chance to rebalance itself.
IF EXFOLIATION IRRITATES YOUR SKIN
Some exfoliants contain harsh ingredients – granular agents, alcohols, acids, other chemicals – that may irritate your skin. If your skin feels tight or dry after exfoliating, or looks red or irritated, then it’s not something your skin is enjoying.
Our gentle, natural formulation reduces these risks, but only you know your skin.
HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE EXFOLIATING TOO MUCH
If you are exfoliating too frequently, or scrubbing too vigorously, for your skin, exfoliation may irritate your skin, causing it to become more sensitive.
Other signs of excessive exfoliation are redness, irritation, tightness and itchiness.
Gentle exfoliation is what your skin needs. Enjoy.