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Does Exfoliating My Skin Really Help?

woman getting facial exfoliation

Exfoliating your skin can help rid it of dead skin cells and can help you achieve healthy glowing skin.

Is it OK to Exfoliate Every Day?

Your skin type should determine how often you exfoliate. If you have oily skin, it’s OK to exfoliate every day, or less often if you prefer. For other skin types, exfoliating once or twice a week should be often enough.

How Does Exfoliating Help Your Skin?

Exfoliating may be able to help your skin in the following ways:

  • Making your skin look brighter
  • Enhancing the absorption of skin care products
  • Preventing clogged pores
  • Preventing breakouts
  • Increasing collagen production, which helps combat fine lines and sagging

Do You Really Need to Exfoliate Your Skin?

Everyone’s skin has different needs. Exfoliation can help some people if it’s done properly, using the correct product, method, and schedule for your skin care needs. A dermatologist can evaluate your skin and give you more information about whether exfoliating can benefit your skin, and if so, how you should do it.

How Many Times a Week Should I Exfoliate My Body?

The same rules generally apply to exfoliating your body as those that are used when exfoliating your face. Consider your skin type and needs, and if you have oily skin, you can exfoliate daily in some cases. But for sensitive, dry, normal, or combination skin, you should stick to exfoliating once or twice a week.

Does Exfoliating Help Acne Scars?

Exfoliating can help fade acne scars and give them a smoother appearance.

Does Exfoliating Remove Scars?

Exfoliating can fade scars and make them smoother and less noticeable. But if you’d like to remove your scars, you may need treatment such as laser therapy.

Is Exfoliating Necessary?

Exfoliating can help remove the topmost layer of dead skin cells that accumulate and dull your skin’s appearance and block its pores. This process can leave your skin looking brighter and can reduce your chances of having clogged pores and breakouts. It can also make your skin look younger since it stimulates the production of collagen. Your dermatologist can let you know whether exfoliation is necessary after evaluating your skin.

Can Exfoliating Help Blackheads?

If you have blackheads, exfoliating can remove excessive amounts of dead skin cells that can clog your skin. This can help prevent blackheads in the future and may also be able to remove existing blackheads. You may also need to use prescription retinol cream to treat them.

Do You Exfoliate Before or After Cleansing?

Exfoliate after cleansing so you can clean away dirt, sweat, makeup, and dead skin cells first and prepare your skin for exfoliation.

To find out more about how exfoliation may be able to improve your skin, make an appointment today with Skin Center of South Miami. Our experienced dermatologists will evaluate your skin and provide personalized recommendations for any treatments that could help your skin.


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