Skin exfoliation is an essential step in any skincare routine, but there is no shortage of rumors surrounding exfoliation. At Cool Renewal Spa, we want to make sure our clients always have accurate, dependable information, so we’ve put together this list of 5 common skin exfoliation myths and the real truth behind them.
Myth #1: Skin exfoliation is only for those who have acne-prone skin.
Truth: Skin exfoliation is often helpful for those who are prone to breakouts, but it’s also a vital step for all skin types. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture, and dullness, as well as acne.
Myth #2: You should exfoliate every day.
Truth: As essential as skin exfoliation is, doing it too often can hurt your skin. You should consult with your aesthetician about how often you should do home exfoliation and how often you want professional skin exfoliation treatments done.
Myth #3: The most effective skin exfoliants are scrubs with large granules or particles.
Truth: Harsh scrubs with large grains or particles can tear your skin and cause irritation. Gentler options, such as chemical exfoliants, often do a better job of removing dead skin and don’t come with as much risk of damaging your skin, especially if you seek the help of a trained professional.
Myth #4: You only need to exfoliate your face.
Truth: Most areas of your body can benefit from regular skin exfoliation. Exfoliating treatments can help with dryness, dullness, rough skin, and ingrown hairs, helping you achieve healthier skin overall.
Myth #5: Skin exfoliation isn’t necessary for younger people.
Truth: Even if you have youthful skin, exfoliation can benefit you. Not only can it improve brightness and texture, but it can also help you age gracefully by promoting healthier skin and preventing future skin issues.