Do you exfoliate before or after cleansing?

What order do you cleanse and exfoliate?

By cleansing first you help removing dirt, sweat and make up off skin’s surface. You are then working with a clean base to then exfoliate away dead skin cells that can pile up on skin’s surface. Exfoliating can soften your skin and allows a fresh layer of skin cells to emerge as dead skin cells are washed away.

Do I wet my face before exfoliating?

If the base is more foamy or gel-like, wet the skin first. If the base is oil like that of an oil cleanser, it’ll work better on dry skin because water repels oil.” This, it’s worth noting, holds true for both face and body exfoliation, so before you do either, be sure to check your ingredients list.

Should you exfoliate in the morning or night?

Rouleau says the best time to use a scrub is in the morning. Overnight you’ve loosened up dead skin cells with your glycolic acid or retinol products, making the morning a perfect time to brush them off.

Should you tone after exfoliating?

Tone And Moisturize. If you are using a natural, effective exfoliate you can skip additional cleansing, but you can use a gentle oil-fighting cleanser to close your pores, if necessary. Most importantly, make sure you use a toner and moisturizer after you’ve finished exfoliating.

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Do you moisturize after exfoliating?

After exfoliating, make sure you thoroughly rinse away the product and any dead skin cells and then pat your skin dry with a clean towel. ”Apply a moisturizer or shea butter following your [exfoliating] and shower/soak to help your skin retain moisture and look radiant,” advises Burns.

What to apply after exfoliating face?

Over-exfoliation recovery 101

  1. Stop all foaming cleansers, retinol products, and physical or chemical exfoliators.
  2. Switch to a mild cleanser and a fragrance-free moisturizer.
  3. Spot treat extremely red or raw areas with a rich emollient, like Aquaphor or Aqua Veil. You can also use a hydrocortisone cream or aloe gel.