When you exfoliate your face you are simply just speeding up the process of shedding the external level of dead skin cells. This process unclogs pores, keeps skin clean and helps reduce acne breakouts. In normal skin, the skin naturally sheds dead skin cells with out any assistance from exfoliating.<br><br>Acne prone skin has a problem when it comes to exfoliating naturally. Acne prone and <a href=”http://www.foroilyskin.org/2011/09/7-tips-on-how-to-treat-your-oily-skin/” target=’_blank’>oily skin</a> produces even more dead skin cells than normal skin and the dead skin cells have a hard time shedding from the skin. They cause clogged pores which lead to blackheads or blemishes. That is the reason why exfoliation is more necessary for acne prone and <a href=”http://foroilyskin.org” target=’_blank’>oily skin</a>. Exfoliating can keep the follicles free of obstruction and reduce formation of blemishes.<br><br>Physical exfoliants are the most common scrubs that consist of synthetic beads that physically lift the damaged and dry skin cells from your skin. There are natural exfoliating scrubs that use ingredients such as almonds or apricots instead of synthetic beads but in this case the synthetic option is better. This is because the natural products have sharp edges and can irritate the skin. If you have inflamed acne, you should be careful with any type of physical exfoliant. They cause friction which can irritate the skin. You may be better off using a chemical exfoliant if you have inflamed acne.<br><br>Chemical exfoliants are based on mild acids that are used to dissolve dry skin cells. These can be found in a verity of products including night creams, gels and masks. There is a large difference in the potency of chemical exfoliants so you have to make sure you are not using any strong products too often. All chemical exfoliants dry your skin so it is necessary to use a moisturizer after exfoliation.<br><br>
<br><br>There are some other physical exfoliating products that could be used, however these are not commonly used on the face. Such products include exfoliating gloves and exfoliating brushes. Exfoliating gloves are basically gloves with an exfoliating texture on the palm side. These are used to exfoliate your body in the bath or shower. It is best to use exfoliating gloves that are not too rough. I do not personally use these myself but enough people love using them. They leave your skin feeling soft and clean. Again it is important to moisturize after exfoliating your body.<br><br>The number of times a week you exfoliate is also important. That is the primary reason that I decided to write this post. There are some products out there that are called things like a “daily exfoliating scrub” and some advise that you use them twice a day. I used to exfoliate every day as I thought it was a substitute to using cleansers. I soon noticed that this was too harsh on my face and it caused my face to become oilier and more spotty. Now I only exfoliate once a week as that is what works best for me. How frequently you exfoliate is actually depends on the sensitivity of your skin, however I do not recommend using an exfoliating cleanser every day like I did.<br><br>There are also different variations on the strengths of exfoliating cleansers. Some are mild and these can be used more frequently. Essentially, how often you exfoliate, depends on the product you use and the sensitivity of your skin. If you feel that your skin is getting irritated when you exfoliate, you should try a more mild scrub or reduce the frequency of exfoliations.