It’s all too easy to make mistakes when exfoliating that can damage your skin.

Exfoliating is necessary for removing dead skin cells and evening out your skin tone, but, believe it or not, there’s a wrong way and a right way to exfoliate your skin. One of the best things you can do is to leave the exfoliation up to the experts with microdermabrasion from Ona Ultimate Skincare in Nashville. However, if you do decide to exfoliate on your own, here are a few mistakes that you need to avoid:

Mistake #1. Not using water when you exfoliate.

Before you put a scrub or a similar abrasive material on your skin, it’s important that your skin is at least damp. Without water, the scrub will create unnecessary friction, and this can harm your skin. Water will help make scrubbing easier by lubricating your skin.

Mistake #2. Not washing your face before exfoliating.

It’s important to always wash your face before you exfoliate. If you don’t, exfoliating can actually clog your pores rather than clean them. Additionally, if there is grime or dirt on your face, it can prevent the scrub from exfoliating properly.

Mistake #3. Skipping the moisturizer.

After you exfoliate, moisturizing is a must. If you skip the moisturizer, you are likely to end up with increased oil production and skin that is irritated. Moisturizing is also important to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

These are just a few of the common exfoliation mistakes that you should avoid. Would you like to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!