Sometimes it's difficult to figure out how many times to peel off your face.
But exfoliation is, although not as regular other skincare tasks, just as valuable in achieving healthy glowing skin. By working against the top layers of the skin to remove dead, dulling surface cells, exfoliating helps speed up your skin's natural processes and helps it to behave younger.
For those who are wondering how often to exfoliate their face, we follow personalised guidelines to achieve smooth skin in all its glory.
To start off and get a feel of your skin, try to see how your skin feels exfoliating twice a week before increasing the frequency to three times a week, depending on whether it needs it or not.
You'll know if you need to exfoliate more if you are experiencing heavier skin symptoms such as breakouts, scarring and lots of clogged pores, or if you have very oily skin.
Once your skin is looking and feeling clearer, you can reduce your exfoliation to once a week or in response/prevention of breakouts.
You should also reduce the amount of exfoliation if you are experiencing red, dry and itchy skin!
If you have a skin treatment or facial, you should hold off on exfoliating for about 3- 5 days to give your skin time to heal and rejuvenate.
How often you exfoliate depends on your skin, but as a rule of thumb it's 2-3 times a week. Add more days if you're breaking out, and add less if your clearing up or becoming irritated.