You’ve probably heard that you should incorporate exfoliation into your skin care routine, but you might not know where to start. You have questions—we have answers! Head over to our Instagram and leave any additional questions in the comments section.

Why should I exfoliate?

At the most basic level, exfoliation is key to getting rid of dry, dead skin cells and gently resurfacing for fresh, younger-looking skin. Your exfoliator helps to physically remove dry, flaky skin. Along with dead skin removal, exfoliation aids in unclogging pores and enables your other skin care products to deeply penetrate into your skin.

 Should I exfoliate if I have oily skin?

The short answer is yes. While exfoliation benefits all skin types, using exfoliating products on oily skin unclogs pores, helping reduce the likelihood of acne breakouts that are common with this skin type. People with oily skin can typically exfoliate more often than those with sensitive or dry skin - if your skin isn’t irritated, you can exfoliate every other day or even every day.

My skin gets irritated easily. How can I exfoliate?

It’s important to find the right product to exfoliate, especially if you have sensitive skin. Physical exfoliators are sometimes too rough on easily irritated skin, so opt for a gentle, paraben-free exfoliant (Revercel’s Clear-ifying Toner is a great option). Try exfoliating 1 or 2 times a week to start and build up to 2 or 3 times a week.

What’s the difference between a physical and chemical exfoliant?

Physical exfoliants contain small particles that physically remove dirt, debris and dead skin. Chemical exfoliants, on the other hand, use enzymes or acids to loosen the bonds between cells and remove the top-most layer of dead skin cells. Be patient - chemical exfoliation takes longer to see results than with physical exfoliants, although it’s a gentler option for those with sensitive skin. (Revercel’s Sea Clay Polish is a great physical exfoliator to try.)

Check out Revercel’s selection of exfoliating products to incorporate into your routine. Here’s to bright, younger-looking skin!