When we want soft and glowing skin, we often reach for an exfoliator. It seems like a quick and easy way to remove dead skin and reveal a healthy glow, but is it necessary?
Exfoliating can damage your skin, especially if you have a sensitive skin type. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be able to cut a step out of your skincare routine and skip exfoliation!
Switch Your Face Wash
Part of the reason you need to exfoliate in the first place is because of buildup on your skin. This buildup can be from oils, dead skin cells, or makeup but all of it can dull your skin and make you think you need to exfoliate. When you exfoliate, it can cause damage to your skin and might be unnecessary if you learn to wash your face the proper way, with the right product.
Using an oil-based cleanser twice daily can help you avoid having to exfoliate because your skin will already be clear and soft. When you use an oil cleanser, it binds to oil and dead skin cells and removes them when you wash your face. Not only will it be more gentle on the skin than exfoliating, but it’s packed with anti-aging ingredients too so you can brighten skin and help erase wrinkles in one easy step!
Use Non-Clogging Ingredients
If you use an exfoliator often, it could be because of the products you are using. Most drugstore brands contain synthetic ingredients that can dull your skin and clog your pores. When your skin gets a buildup of these synthetics on the top of your skin, it can look and feel like you need to scrub them away with an exfoliator but that can actually make things worse.
Instead of trying to remove the buildup of cheap, drugstore products, using higher-quality skincare that doesn’t leave behind residue can help dramatically. These kinds of ingredients will deliver moisture and hydration to your skin, help erase wrinkles and lines, and leave skin smooth to the touch. It will remove the need for exfoliation and help your skin look better than ever before!
Get Consistent About Your Routine
Exfoliation is one of those skincare steps that you use as a last resort to help your skin. Often people will skip exfoliation until their skin is at a point of no return. If that sounds like you, you need to stop panic-exfoliating and start focusing on building better habits for your skin day in and day out.
One of the best ways to avoid having to hurt your skin exfoliating is by having a high-quality skincare routine that doesn’t cause dead skin and product build-up on your face. The best results come from consistent skincare routines and if you’re using the right products, like our South Beach Skin Lab line, you won’t need to rush for one-time treatments like exfoliation because your skin will look better and feel healthier every single day!