Is exfoliation too sensitive for acne-prone skin?

January 2017


Some of us think we’re too sensitive for exfoliation, but it can benefit an acne-prone skin.

Our skin cells regenerate every month. In this process, old cells are pushed to the surface of the skin to make way for new cells. In fact, dead skin sheds off by itself – into the dust you swept off from your furniture. Although it is not visible to naked eye, we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of the skin every minute. Does it ring a bell to you now, when you wondered where the dusts come from even when the windows are closed all day?

In the case of acne-prone skin, these lifeless cells are left behind in mixture with sebum, sweat and dirt to feed the bacteria. To avoid that from happening, exfoliation becomes an extremely important integration to the skincare regime for people with blemished skin.

Nevertheless, that does not mean that you should rush off now to grab an exfoliant for a quick exfoliation treat. That is because for an exfoliant to be effective, we should first understand the dynamics of our skin structure before we select the right fit to our skin. Exfoliation can be done using a product or in the form of procedure to reduce the build-up of dead skin cells.

We need to support our skin to find its own balance considering how skin reacts to different solution and product application. A skin consultation, performed by DRx group of professionals will provide a complete overview of specific care and advice that can be perfectly attuned to your skin condition and its needs.

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