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How to Exfoliate Your Skin the Right Way

Exfoliation speeds up your skin’s own desquamation process, which is removal of dead skin cells from the surface so they can be replaced with fresh, new cells underneath. While regular exfoliation can make your skin smoother, brighter and clearer, there is a right and a wrong way to exfoliate. Follow these tips to help you get the glowing, blemish-free skin you want without causing dryness or damage.

1. Know Your Skin Type

Those with very dry or sensitive skin types, including those with inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea, eczema or acne are not typically good candidates for harsh physical exfoliants like facial scrubs.