If you want to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, you need to know about common exfoliation mistakes to avoid.

Exfoliation is an important part of your skincare routine. It clears the pores, removes dead skin cells and smooths away fine lines, but in order to reap the benefits of exfoliation, you need to know about the common exfoliation mistakes to avoid. In our last blog, we went over a few of those mistakes, so if you haven’t read it yet, check it out. Here are a few more exfoliation mistakes to avoid:

Mistake #4. Over-exfoliating your skin.

If you are exfoliating every time you wash your face, you are over-exfoliating, and this can cause more harm than good. Exfoliating too often can cause your skin to dry out. If you have oily skin, aim to exfoliate twice a week, and if you have dry or combination skin, limit exfoliation to just once a week.

Mistake #5. Scrubbing your skin too hard.

Scrubs used to exfoliate the skin often contain abrasive materials that can easily damage your skin if you rub it in too vigorously. Instead of scouring your skin, gently rub in the scrub with your fingertips, and limit exfoliation to just 15 seconds.

Mistake #6. Choosing a product that is too harsh.

While you may get away with choosing a stronger, more abrasive scrub for your body, you should never use a scrub that is harsher than it has to be for the sensitive skin on your face. When it comes to your face, it’s better to play it safe with a gentler scrub than it is to use something that is harsh or damaging.

One of the best ways to avoid these exfoliation mistakes is to always turn to the experts at Ona Ultimate Skincare for professional facials in Nashville. However, if you prefer to exfoliate at home, you need to know how to do so properly. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn how to exfoliate the right way.