Must-Do’s after Exfoliating: Tip of the Day 6-13-22
Next time you exfoliate, make sure you follow up with the right TLC. After slewing away dead skin cells (physically or chemically), experts say your skin needs specific aftercare.
Moisturizing is very important after exfoliating. Even though skin initially feels soft after exfoliation, moisture has been removed. If moisture isn’t replaced, skin will soon become drier than it was before exfoliation. Dermatologists often recommend moisturizing with products containing glycerin after exfoliating.
Exfoliating also exposes fresh new skin to UV rays once dead skin is removed. UVA and UVB rays are responsible for causing skin to age prematurely, develop skin cancer, and burn. Freshly exfoliated skin is more sensitive to UV rays. This is why it’s vital to avoid sunlight if possible immediately after exfoliating. Wearing sunscreen in the daytime with at least SPF 30 after exfoliating should be non-negotiable.