Using Exfoliators and Masks

I was asked the other day:

How often should I use an exfoliator and how often and when is it best to use a mask?

Although everyones skin is different, the rules are pretty much the same.

It is good to exfoliate your face and neck twice a week to remove dead skin cells. Anymore than that would be too much stimulation and the skin would go into panic mode and start to secret too much oil to make repairs, leaving you with constantly oily skin.

A mask should be applied once a week and should be used on one of the days that you exfoliate, straight after the exfoliation.

You don’t want to put on a hydrating mask onto dead skin cells and after you have exfoliated your skin there is a lovely squeaky clean feel (that some people love), but you must use something to moisturise those new skin cells and plump them up.

I would always go with an Eve Taylor Serum and Moisture Cream.

The skins resting stage is during the night so the best time to apply these products is just before bed as they will have hours to do amazing things.

Next time you are in for a facil, why not chat to your therapists about the products available that will suit your skin type?

Claire

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