Your skin cells get dehydrated and hence die faster when you switch between the breezy weather outside and the dry temperature indoors. You need to slough off these dead skin cells to make way for new, healthy cells—which is where exfoliation comes to play.
It is absolutely imperative to exfoliate at least once a week. You don’t need to go overboard and exfoliate any more than that. Too much of a good thing you know. Over-exfoliating will only lead to extremely dry and irritated skin, so avoid that.
While walnut scrubs do a good job of exfoliating your skin, we would recommend you avoid using apricot scrubs which are harsher. They might make your skin feel smoother and cleaner but can inflame acne-prone skin since they are that abrasive. Avoid using salt scrubs too. They are equally abrasive and cause more harm than good. Go for an exfoliator that has alpha hydroxyl acid or beta hydroxyl acid instead. They are milder, slough off dead cells effectively and have anti-ageing and pore-cleansing properties. That’s a win-win situation.
Written By : Bushra S Khan