When to Exfoliate in a Skin Care Routine
It is often confusing to determine when to exfoliate in a skincare routine. The general rule is that you should start with cleansing. After that, you should exfoliate. This step can be done two to three times per week and either way will produce good results.
When you decide to use an exfoliating skincare product, make sure to choose one that suits your needs. Some products have different levels of abrasives, so make sure to read the label to avoid irritation.
If your skin is sensitive to certain ingredients, it may be best to use an Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) product. Similarly, some people have sensitive skin, so you should always consult a dermatologist before using a new product. The frequency at which you exfoliate depends on the time of year and your climate.
While dry winter months can leave your skin chapped, hot summers can clog pores more often, try to keep a daily skin diary to see when you need to exfoliate.