Weekly exfoliation with a chemical (lactic, glycolic, enzyme etc.) is recommended 1-3 times a week. The frequency depends on your skin type.
- Normal 2-3 times a week
- Dry 1-2 times a week
- Oily 3 times a week
- Sensitive 1-2 times a week with a gentle exfoliation.
We want to “break” down the skin and remove dead skin cells and encourage new skin cells to the surface. We want to let the skin do what it does best, regenerate. If you over exfoliate you’re breaking down the skin continuously without ever letting it heal / regenerate. You will garner the opposite results of what you’re trying to do if you over exfoliate. In this case less is definitely more.
Love and skincare,
Sherena Jarvi L.E. xo
Beautiful skin requires commitment not a miracle. 5 skincare steps
to help you have beautiful skin and see a difference in two weeks.
- Cleanse AM/PM
- Exfoliate 1-3 times a week with a chemical (lactic, glycolic, retinol, enzyme, salicylic, phytic) DO NOT OVER EXFOLIATE
- Moisturizer AM/PM
- SPF daily
- Facial every 4-6 weeks
If you’re new to your skincare journey, begin with incorporating a cleansing routine AM/PM, moisturize AM/PM and remember to use SPF. SPF is your BFF and biggest weapon against premature aging.
I hope this helps you understand the best way to take care of your skin. No matter your skin type, the skin is working to be balanced. Cleansing morning and night removes dirt and sebum (oil) build up and prevents break outs. Hydration is key, your skin is an organ and needs a certain level of hydration to function properly. If you’re oily find an oil free moisturizer and SPF. Exfoliation helps prevent black heads and build up as well. There’s physical exfoliation like a scrub or a Clarisonic brush even dermaplane is a physical exfoliant This is ok for the teen years and the early 20’s but once you’re closer to 30, you need to start using a chemical exfoliant to encourage cell turn over. And there you have it! It’s quite simple, there’s no miracle cream or potion for beautiful healthy skin, it’s a journey. This is like diet and exercise, you must be consistent to see results.
Sherena Jarvi L.E. xo