How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Skin

It's known that the average human loses around 500 million skin cells daily! Considering the fact, how much built-up dead skin do you think you're carrying around if you're not exfoliating? Sorry, not sorry! Reality isn't always pretty that's why exfoliating your face is an essential step in keeping your skin clean, glowing, and youthful! Exfoliating is vital to rejuvenating the skin and washing away dead skin cells, promoting healthy cell turnover and keeping our skin looking bright. There's plenty of benefits to exfoliating, but more important than the benefits is the frequency that you're exfoliating to ensure your scrubbing to your advantage. 

Benefits of exfoliating

  • Purifies & cleans clogged pores
  • Encourages new cell turnover
  • Allows for deeper penetration of skincare products
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Boost Circulation

The general rule of thumb for exfoliation is two to three times a week. Keep in mind, the type of skin you have plays a significant role in how often you scrub as irritation and redness can occur. Glowing skin is the goal, so if your skin has been anything less than bright lately, let's find a happy medium for your skin type and get it where it needs to be.

How often to exfoliate if you have dry, sensitive skin-

Carefully enter the world of exfoliation if you have dry or sensitive skin. Anything more than needed, and you're likely not working to your benefit and only making things worse by overdoing it and causing further irritation. If you care about slowing the aging process and looking your best, irritation is not your skincare goal. If you over-exfoliate, you can cause your skin to be even dryer.

According to most Dermatologists, individuals with this type of skin should only exfoliate once or twice a week. To prevent your skin from becoming irritated, always moisturize after exfoliating to keep your skin hydrated and if you have delicate, sensitive skin, moisturize even more so. An excellent option for an intense moisturizer that firms skin and fights aging is the LIFT Anti gravity moisturizer from Profile. Hydrated skin is happy skin, and looking young makes for a happy reflection in the mirror.

 How often to exfoliate if you have oily/acne-prone skin-

Healthy skin usually rejuvenates itself around every 30 days. What that means is that every month you have new skin. Having oilier skin makes it harder to shed itself naturally, and in this case, you would need to exfoliate more often than the average Joe. As you age, this natural shedding process seems to slow down, making exfoliating even more critical. If your skin can tolerate it, oilier and acne-prone skin can be exfoliated about 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating acne-prone skin can help with scars and marks and can even fight future breakouts. Some can even exfoliate everyday but remember, slow and steady wins the race.

How often to exfoliate if you have normal/combination skin-

While normal/combination skin might not be as delicate as dry or sensitive skin, it's still oily in some places and dryer in others. While you can be a little rougher with this type of skin, it's always best not to go overboard. You should stick to the general rule of thumb about 2-3 times a week if you have skin that can take a good scrub without becoming irritated. The final result, glowing refreshed skin.

No matter where your exfoliating journey takes you, you can always start cleaning up your act with the Revitalize Detoxifying Face Scrub. This men's exfoliator features a potent blend of charcoal that removes dirt, dead cells, and skin toxins by revealing smooth, younger-looking glowy skin. Fighting premature aging is the most reliable way to stay looking your ultimate best, and exfoliating your skin is at the top of the list.