The Do’s and Don’ts of Facial Exfoliation

As we age, our skin’s ability to shed the excess dead cells that gather at its surface begins to slow down.  This is why it is important to exfoliate.  By encouraging the removal of these dead cells and encouraging the growth of new cells, you can truly maximize the potential of your botox or dermal filler treatments at our Tacoma botox clinic.  However, it is easy to do just as much harm as good when you’re doing it yourself.  So when it comes time to exfoliate, keep the following in mind:

  • It can be easy to overdo an exfoliation, particularly on your face.  Your face is more delicate than much of the rest of your body, and is more vulnerable to damage from excess treatment.  Talk to a skin care professional about how much you should be exfoliating.

  • When you get old, your skin can get thinner.  This makes it all the more important to be careful with your exfoliation routine.

  • During the summer, or whenever you might be exposed to a lot of sunlight, your skin relies more on the protection offered by your surface layer of dead skin cells.  You may want to have less exfoliation done during these times in order to avoid the ravages of solar radiation.

  • There is a reason that facial scrubs and body scrubs are designated as such.  Body scrubs are less gentle than facial scrubs.  Do not use a body exfoliant on your face.

  • Peels should be done in moderation.  Getting more than one peel too quickly can expose living skin, which will need to develop a scab in order to protect itself.

  • Never get a wax if you’ve had a peel recently.