Exfoliation Find out that one secret that might be ruining your skin

From hyperpigmentation to pre-wedding preparations, the anwers always came back the same: Exfoliate! 

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At one point, you couldn't read anything without hearing about how you needed to exfoliate at the drop of a hat for younger-looking skin.

From hyperpigmentation to pre-wedding preparations, the anwers always came back the same: Exfoliate! 

But all of this rough stuff has turned out to be a detriment to our skin.

With so many products on the market, many women are overdoing it when it comes to scrubbing.

Celebrity esthetician, Shani Darden, who gives celebrities like Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley their clear-as-glass skin, says, one of the worst things women can do to their skin is exfoliate.

Here's how she sees it:

"Exfoliating more than a few times each week actually does more harm than good, causing irritation and redness, and it can even lead to discoloration," said Darden.

If you notice your skin is becoming ruddy or uneven and possibly thinning, you could be going overboard with exfoliants.

"When you exfoliate every day, you actually hinder your skin from ever getting the coveted 'glow,'" said Darden.

You don't have to quit exfoliating entirely, though.

Just take a break, or as Darden suggests, use a chemical exfoliant.

"I recommend exfoliating once or twice per week using a chemical peel, instead of an abrasive scrub, which can cause unnecessary irritation and redness."

You can still use your beloved skin brush, but just be careful not to overdo it; use for the recommended cycle, and try cutting back on how often you use it.

For more information on exfoliating, watch this video on just how to exfoliate for gorgeous skin.

All in all, the importance of exfoliating can not be underestimated, but as they say, everything should be done in moderation.

So go ahead and do your skin some good.

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