Exfoliating removes dry, dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Gentle, consistent exfoliation is essential to aid in cell turnover, revealing a fresher, smoother complexion. You skin will more easily accept healing hydration from a toner, facial steam, mask or moisturizer.
If your skin has been looking dull and uneven, you need to exfoliate! Gentle exfoliation can also help acne by getting rid of dead skin cells that can trap oil and bacteria and cause more break outs. But remember, you do not have to be aggressive. A mild, gentle approach is important when exfoliating. It can be as simple as a homemade oatmeal or baking soda scrub or a yogurt mask. Give it a try and tell me what you think!