How to Exfoliate Correctly

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When you exfoliate, you remove a layer of corneocytes (dead skin cells) from the stratum corneum (the very top layer of the skin made up of dead skin cells) to leave the keratinocytes (the cells under the top layer) more exposed without their full protective shield.

That’s right, your corneocytes have many biological roles and are a key component of the skin ‘barrier.’

So, after exfoliating, avoid UV exposure or other aggressors for that matter, and tuck yourself in for bed with a thick layer of moisturizer, preferably a balm over an oil, and allow your skin to rest. It’s at night that your skin undergoes DNA repair, gets hydrated, produces collagen etc.

Dos and Don'ts of exfolitation

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