How to exfoliate without damaging your skin

For a long time, exfoliation has been regarded as a short-cut to glowing, healthy-looking skin by everyone from beauty experts to home remedy enthusiasts alike. After all, what’s not to like about a quick and easy routine that scrubs off your dead skin cells and reveals a brighter, fresher complexion beneath? Unfortunately, you can have too much of a good thing, and not exfoliating properly can actually damage your skin. Here’s our guide to making it work for you. The main pitfall of exfoliation, experts tell us, is doing it too often. Because as well as removing dead cells, excess scrubbing will also strip your skin of the enzymes and oils it needs to stay healthy. And as a result, you could be left looking red, puffy and inflamed. In severe cases, over-exfoliation can even lead to hyperpigmentation.  So, it’s important to find a routine that works for your skin