So, You Want to Exfoliate Your Skin — Here's What You Need to Know Before You Start
In theory, exfoliating your skin is a no-brainer: lift up a layer of dead skin cells, get a smoother and brighter complexion, and that's that.
While the basics are simple, there are a few things everyone should know before exfoliating. First, this is definitely a "less is more" situation. Though it can be tempting to aggressively scrub, buff, and acid-peel your face every day, it's not ideal for your skin. Excessive exfoliation can weaken your skin's barrier, which in turn triggers issues such as hypersensitivity, acne, and redness. Better to start slowly — we're talking once a week, building up to two or three times — and see what keeps your skin happy.
Ready to exfoliate your skin? Here's what you need to know in preparation, along with some choice clean skin-care products from e.l.f. Cosmetics to help you show respect to your bank account and your complexion at the same time.