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clumpsymai

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Overexfoliation - what to do?

Overexfoliating is more common than you think. Of course by exfoliating too often however also by using exfoliants that are too harsh on your skin! In both cases your moisturizer barrier is compromised. So when to know your skin is overexfolitated? ๐Ÿšฉ irritation ๐Ÿšฉ increased sensitivity ๐Ÿšฉ tight and dry skin ๐Ÿšฉ dry patches and flakiness ๐Ÿšฉ stinging when you apply product ๐Ÿšฉ burning sensation ๐Ÿšฉ peeling ๐Ÿšฉ redness and inflammation ๐Ÿšฉ breakouts What to do if you overexfolitate? ๐ŸŒผ Please stop exfoliating immediately! ๐ŸŒผ Switch back to a simple routine. Cleanser - (Serum) - Moisturizer - Sunscreen ๐ŸŒผ Cut out Retinol- this will irritate your already damaged skin more! ๐ŸŒผ Same goes for foam cleansers, products where (den.) alcohol is on top of the list, or with fragrance, paraben - these are harsh on your skin. ๐ŸŒผ If your skin is dry I would recommend using hydrating products. (What works wonders for me was the unscented centella serum by purito) ๐ŸŒผ SPF SPF SPF! UV rays are harmful to our skin in so many ways! So please protect your skin from the sun! ๐ŸŒผ Switch to a good moisturizer! One of the main purpose of the barrier is to keep moisture locked in the skin. However with a compromise barrier your skin is extremely vulnerable. So having a good moisturizer which helps your barrier is essential now! ๐ŸŒผ Once your skin has healed, you can start to use exfoliants again. However slowly introduce it! ๐ŸŒผ If your skin break outs or if it tingles, your skin hasn't healed fully yet - go back to your basic routine. ๐ŸŒผ For me it took about 2 - 3 weeks to fully heal. ๐ŸŒผ Higher doesn't always mean better especially with exfoliants! Start at a low concentration and work your way up! ๐ŸŒผ If the exfoliant you're using is too harsh switch to another one! Eg. From BHA -> AHA -> PHA. ๐Ÿ’› Last but not least listen to your skin! For some they can use strongest exfoliants every other day but some others not. Dont compare your skin to others and just listen to it! Hope these tips help you! โ™ก
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BlueNWhite user profile picture

BlueNWhite

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This is helpfulโฃ๏ธ And yea, most importantly, LISTEN ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ to your skin!
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clumpsymai user profile picture

clumpsymai

Dry/Sensitive

Yes we often compare our skin and experience with others.
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syahnidaareo

Dry/Sensitive

this discussion is so useful, thank you very much.
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MiftahRachma

Oily/Sensitive

Bookmarks. Thankyou this is very helpfull โค
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shellyjay

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thank you.. this is helping and informative ๐Ÿ’•
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MynethSkinCare

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thank you๐Ÿ˜ญ I've been reminded to go w/ simple routine๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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clumpsymai user profile picture

clumpsymai

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Simplicity is key
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