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Are you Over Exfoliating?

Exfoliating, while it can do your skin a lot of good, can also do worse things in the long run if it's not done properly (i.e. broken blood vessels). ... "The signs that you're using your exfoliator too much include: excessive dryness, irritation, redness, and sensitivity.

Overdoing exfoliation, or mixing different physically-based with chemical exfoliants can cause over-exfoliation, leaving your skin sore, bruised, red and irritated. Signs of over-exfoliation include excessive smoothness and shine of your skin, redness, peeling and flaking, and sometimes even an acne inflammation.

Over-exfoliation recovery 101
1. Stop all foaming cleansers, retinol products, and physical or chemical exfoliators.
2. Switch to a mild cleanser and a fragrance-free moisturizer.
3. Spot treat extremely red or raw areas with a rich emollient, like Aquaphor

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