Is exfoliation a vital part of your skincare routine?
Yes and no. Pre-cleansing helps you to double-clean skin but if it still looks tired and dull, a gentle exfoliation will help. Exfoliation should be as gentle as possible so you don't damage the skins surface protective layer. You shouldn't over exfoliate as it will strip your skin of its natural oils as well as take off the top protective layer of skin which will make your skin more flaky in the long run. If you need a gentle exfoliator I like AVST hydrating exfoliating mask, C- Quence Energising Mask, B-Active Sebumasque, Intensive Alpha Hydroxy Cream & Intensive Alpha Hydroxy Gel. These products will melt off your dead skin in a very gentle way.
I have sensitive skin do I still need to exfoliate?
Its best not to exfoliate a sensitive skin. They need to maintain a healthy layer of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin (known as the horny layer) in order to prevent excessive water loss. It would be better to clean your skin with a pre cleanser then rinse off with water. If your skin is super sensitive take Vitamin A Capsules or supplements to try and rebuild and thicken your skins protective layer. Also a vitamin enriched cream is a good idea.
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