Exfoliating Do's and Don'ts

Now's the perfect time to incorporate an exfoliant into your skin care regimen if you haven't already because the seasons aren't the only thing that's transitioning. For example, you might have struggled with dryness on your cheeks around Christmas, but come April Fools' your T-zone is an oil slick. And then there are those days in between when you never know what you're going to wake up to. Nevertheless, one thing that remains constant is the need to remove dead skin cells which tend to build up during the colder months.

The next time you whip out your loofah or facial scrub, remember these tips:

DON'T scrub too hard or you risk breaking the skin.

DON'T exfoliate immediately after waxing or after a chemical peel.DO pick an exfoliant that's appropriate for your skin type and the area you are targeting. Scrubbing your face? Use a wash with crushed apricot kernels and almond shells or one with micro-beads for sensitive skin. Scrubbing your body? Salt and sugar combined with oils nurture rough spots like elbows and knees. And only break out the pumice stone if you're targeting your feet.

DO use sunscreen after as skin can be more sensitive to UV exposure.

DO listen to your skin. If it's dry, irritated, red, sunburned, or broken, skip the scrub.

DO try glo therapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub for face, and Smoothing Salt Scrub for body.