Exfoliating your skin is important because it removes dead layers of skin and dry, flaking skin. This can both enhance the appearance of your skin, but it can also kick the body’s natural responses into action. After you exfoliate, the skin will work harder to repair itself, releasing collagen, for example. So how should you exfoliate your skin?

Exfoliating Properly at Home

Your exfoliation routine should be monitored by a skin professional to ensure you are not doing more harm than good. This is particularly true if you have sensitive skin, a skin condition, or an autoimmune condition that affects your skin.

There are a few things you can do to exfoliate safely at home:

  • Use products recommended by a skincare professional who understands your skin type.

  • Be gentle – there is no reason to be overly aggressive with your own skin. Avoid exfoliating areas of your skin that are currently damaged (wounds, sunburns, etc.).

  • Use moisturizer – Always replenish your skin after exfoliating.

  • Don’t exfoliate too often. You can also address the frequency of your exfoliation with a skincare professional.

Professional Exfoliation

You can see a skincare professional to receive more intensive exfoliation treatments that will meet your beauty goals while also taking into consideration your skin type. These may include:

  • Facial treatments – There are many facials that provide varying levels of exfoliation while also deeply cleaning pores. Many facial treatments also help to hydrate your skin to promote healing.

  • Chemical peels – A chemical peel can provide an even exfoliation for the skin of your face. These treatments can range from mild to deep. Chemical peels are a more intensive form of exfoliation and should be performed under supervision.

Is microdermabrasion the same as exfoliation? No! Microdermabrasion is used to activate the skin’s natural healing properties and is considered very mild and can be combined with a chemical peel to enhance the benefits.

Long Island’s Source for the Best Exfoliating Treatments and Products

NY Face Place is your source for the best skincare treatments and products. Besides our own private line of skincare products, we also offer Gerard’s of Italy. Plus, you can get the best exfoliating treatments at our medi-spa. To learn more, call 516.294.9454 today. Let’s help you formulate the perfect skincare regimen to combat the harmful effects of winter weather so you can reach your beauty goals!