Pro Exfoliation Advice For Every Skin Type

We all desire healthy, radiant skin. While a good skincare regime can certainly help, exfoliation is one essential step that contributes to making this goal a reality. Exfoliation sloughs away the dry, dead skin that gives off a dull complexion and reveals the healthy, glowing skin underneath. Call it skincare magic — but there is too much of a good thing. Over-exfoliating your skin can lead to irritation, which leads many to wonder: Is it bad to exfoliate every day? For the answer, we turned to the pros. Keep scrolling to learn if it really is bad to exfoliate every day, according to dermatologists. Spoiler alert: The answer is not as straightforward as you may think. 

“The issue with excess oil is that it causes the top layer of the skin cells to stick together…”

How Often to exfoliate based on skin type

Everyone’s skin is different and finding the ideal exfoliation frequency for your skin may require some trial and error. As a rule of thumb, Dr. Mack says signs that you’re exfoliating too much include dry, tight skin. If you’re not exfoliating enough, Dr. Mehr says your skin may start to appear dull and clogged, in which case upping the exfoliation frequency may be beneficial.  

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