Sloughing away dead skin cells offers nearly instant results: immediately after, your skin feels smoother and might even appear brighter.
As much as there is to love about a good exfoliator, you don’t want to go overboard, either: overscrubbing can cause irritation and redness, especially in people with dry skin.
Whatever your skin concern — fine lines, breakouts, dark spots, clogged pores — a little exfoliation can go a long way.
People with oily or combination skin can typically exfoliate every other day or even daily.
You might also want to experiment with both chemical exfoliators like acids and physical exfoliators like scrubs to see which works best for you.
Exfoliating might be the most satisfying step in your skin-care routine.
Start slowly by exfoliating just once or twice a week — if your skin tolerates that, you can always add in more.