You’re forgetting about your body
When was the last time you exfoliated your arms and legs? Too long ago, we’re sure. Just like your face, the skin on your body is also regenerating constantly and hence, you need to scrub the old debris away. If you don’t do that, you’ll be left with skin that’s dull and dry. So the next time you bathe, add the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash to your skin care routine. With its exfoliating beads and Nutrium Moisture technology, it drives dead cells far away and deeply nourishes the skin.
You’re exfoliating too harshly
In the hope of achieving that fresh faced feeling, many scrub their skin a little too hard. If you are one of them, remember that you are doing more harm than good. If the skin is exfoliated too harshly, it can break blood vessels and cause inflammation. Make sure you don’t go overboard when exfoliating by using a gentle hand and mild pressure—that’s all you need.
You’re not exfoliating frequently
Exfoliation isn’t meant to happen as and when you remember or when your skin feels grimy. It’s meant to be an irreplaceable part of your skin care routine. When you do not exfoliate your skin frequently enough, dead cells and skin debris can build up on the surface and cause a variety of skin problems. Avoid this by exfoliating your face every week and if your skin is excessively oily, make it bi-weekly.
You aren’t moisturising after
Once you scrub away the dead skin cells, you probably leave your skin bare. Amateur move, folks, and one you need to stop immediately. Once your skin is exfoliated, leaving it bare can cause it to dry out and grime to settle on it. Prevent this from happening by moisturising after you exfoliate as part of your skin care routine. This will seal moisture within the skin and allow for optimal hydration.
You’re using the wrong exfoliant
Using the wrong kind of exfoliator for your skin type is a common skin care mistake that many make. When this occurs, either the exfoliation isn’t adequate and does nothing for the skin or it’s far too harsh and causes irritation. Especially for oily skin, we recommend the St. Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub. Made with 100% natural exfoliants and apricot extract, its paraben and sulphate-free formula banishes oiliness and dullness away so that skin stays healthy and radiant.
You’re not exfoliating all over
Listen up, ladies—exfoliating just your nose or your cheeks might make them feel silky smooth but that doesn’t benefit the rest of your face in any way. Exfoliating isn’t restricted to a particular area because wherever there’s skin, there’s also shedding of skin cells. Hence, make it a point to exfoliate all over from your neck and forehead to your back and arms too!