Although we often expound the benefits of regular exfoliation in this blog, it is also important to remember that too much of a good thing can be, well, bad. While regular gentle exfoliation will brighten your skin and improve its texture, boosting skin renewal and removing dead skin cells, if you go overboard you could end up causing problems for your complexion.
It is always a good idea to keep an eye on how your skin responds to your skin care routine, and adjust it if your complexion shows any signs of suffering. If you have been overdoing the exfoliation, you are likely to see dry patches of skin as its natural barrier is compromised. This can also result in the skin becoming red and sensitised, acne can worsen and your complexion can become more vulnerable to the effects of UV rays.
If you have an inkling that you may scrubbing your face with a little too much enthusiasm, take a step back and let your skin recover before gradually re-introducing it to your skin care routine. Switching to Dermalogica’s UltraCalming System during this time will help your skin to recover as it is designed specifically to calm and soothe sensitised and irritated skin.