It is said that too much of a good thing is bad. This holds true for exfoliation. Even though we need to get rid of the dead skin cells that plague our bodies, too much scrubbing is bad for our skin. After sometime it will cause your skin to become dry, red and flaky which is what you were trying to get rid of.
When you exfoliate too often it can cause moisture loss, dryness, irritability and even a greater sensitivity to your skin. Your skin type also plays a role in how many times a week you should exfoliate and with which type you should use. If your skin is on the oily side then twice a week is acceptable with a grainy type scrub. If your skin is thin and on the sensitive side then exfoliate only once a week and use a chemical exfoliator instead.
You need to take precautions in how you care for your skin. Careful consideration and planning should go into your daily routine. Make sure that if you exfoliate twice a week then you plan it apart wide enough and not two days in a row. This can also cause irritation to your skin and you will not end up with the results that you are looking for. The proper chemicals and the proper scrub will ensure that you get the results that you are looking for.
Make this a part of your regime in your daily health care. Just as you may plan on which day of the week you are using a specific type of lotion, plan on a specific day of the week to exfoliate. Don’t forget that you can exfoliate your entire body to get an all over glow. We are all trying to stall the hands of time and turn back the clock. We follow a harsh routine and it all pays off in the long run by following a few simple guidelines. The rules of the game change everyday but the goal remains the same. To look our best at all times.