When you have sensitive skin, can you use a face scrub? Should you exfoliate your face more frequently when you have oily skin? These are just examples of questions that have undoubtedly run through your mind at some time or another. Here is the truth. Exfoliation helps your skin and is necessary for every skin type.

Proper exfoliation reveals fresh skin, removes dead cells, clears pores and makes them look smaller. In addition to this, it makes your makeup look better and helps your skin absorb serums and creams better.

No matter what skin type you have, here is a comprehensive guide to skincare rituals you need to follow which include a face scrub.

When you have dry skin
 

When you have dry skin

Why it is necessary: Dry flakes can make your skin uneven and bumpy. Use an exfoliator to slough off the dead skin and dry flakes, as this helps your skin absorb moisturiser and serum better.

Weekly ritual: Use an AHA-based serum which is a mild exfoliant or use a scrub with very fine beads like the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub

When you have oily and acne prone skin
 

When you have oily and acne prone skin

Why it is necessary: Use AHA-based exfoliants and look for salicylic acid or glycolic acids in your products. It is necessary to unclog pores and breakdown the sebum that has settled on your skin.

Weekly ritual:  Use a multani mitti face pack once a week and alternate it with a mild AHA-based exfoliant

When you have sensitive skin
 

When you have sensitive skin

Why it is necessary: Gritty scrubs with granules are not advised for sensitive skin. Instead opt for cleanser or toners rich in plant enzymes which are mild and will not irritate your skin. It is necessary to gently remove debris from the skin which may be contributing to your skin getting irritated.

Weekly ritual: Use a mild face wash like Lakmé Strawberry Crème Face Wash daily and once a week use a wet wash cloth and massage your face in circular motions. This is all the exfoliation your sensitive skin needs!

When you have combination skin
 

When you have combination skin

Why it is necessary: Because you have an oil T-zone and dry cheeks, it is important you cater each skin requirement separately.

Weekly ritual: Use a face scrub with fine particles on your forehead and nose once a week. You could also use a mixture of baking soda and water and apply this on your T-zone for a home remedy!