How often do you exfoliate your face?

@aciddrop (798)
July 14, 2010 6:42pm CST
After living in the UK for half a year, I've realised british girls are so into exfoliate their faces. Some of them even do that everyday! And a lot of renowned skincare brands somehow emphasis exfoliating as part of our daily skincare steps, which is quite different from where I come from if that is their regional selling strategy. I usually exfoliate my face once every other week due to my sensitive skin. My concern for those girls who do that too much is that, their skins get thinner and thinner gradually, and eventually they will become very fragile against any irritation, and many skin problems thus occur. Exfoliating plays as the core of daily skincare steps? I doubt it.
4 responses
@peavey (15394)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I would think that it would cause problems if one exfoliated their skin every day. I do mine now and then, whenever it seems like it needs it. Sometimes once a month, sometimes longer than that. I'm not even sure it's a good thing to do. Think about it; it's not natural to scrub a top layer of skin off!
@labea17 (443)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
Wow! They sure to love to exfoliate! What kind of exfoliation or method that they use? I try my best to exfoliate a maximum of twice a week because according to some articles that I have read, twice a week is enough to help your skin. If you do it too much, it can aggravate any skin disorder that you have or just like what you said, the facial skin will become thinner over time. Do UK girls have great skin?
@aciddrop (798)
15 Jul 10
They have OK skin I suppose. Most of them use a lot of makeup so can't really tell, haha...I reckon they exfoliate with scrubs, but in my opinion even the extremely mild or expensive scrubs may do harm to our skin if used too often. By the way, Japanese girls have great skin and as far as I know, they don't love exfoliating!
@ivygrey (550)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
Same here aciddrop, I really don't exfoliate everyday, I do believe that it makes the skin really thinner and make it more sensitive to sun and dirt. I exfoliate my skin every other day. It's like foot spa/scrub. I have a friend that she always wanted to have soft feet all day. So she goes to the spa and exfoliate maybe 3-4x a week, until there was a time that she can't walk because her feet hurts a lot and she needed to go home that day. That was time I told her "What did i tell you?!" LOL!! and so now, She only goes to the spa when she feels like its time to go. Its same with our face, you don't need to have sensitive skin to exfoliate every other day, It's because if we exfoliate everyday we don't retain the natural moisture of our skin, thus making it dry and dull.
@aciddrop (798)
15 Jul 10
Retaining the natural moisture of our skin, thats a very good point:)
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
For me I dont do exfoliate my face. I just wash it with water and no other regimen i am doing with my face. I dont put too much cosmetics and not to much about those creams and exfoliate. I just have it the simple way.