You lose around 30,000 dead skin cells a minute, leaving dead skin cells sitting on the top layer of your skin. Visually, these dead cells can leave your skin looking dull but there are actually a lot more benefits to exfoliation than simply brightening up your complexion. The key to successful exfoliation is how, and how often, you exfoliate.


Exfoliation is how you remove the dead cells from your skin. There are multiple ways to go about this, keep reading to find out how.

How can I exfoliate?

Exfoliation can take place through

  • Face scrubs

  • Face and body brushing

  • Exfoliating masks

  • Exfoliating gloves

How often should I exfoliate?

Depending on how sensitive your skin is, and the intensity of the product you use, you should ai to exfoliate 2-3 times per week.

Exfoliation by skin type

For dry skin look for a gentle, moisturising exfoliator, preferably with glycolic acid. Avoid using mechanical exfoliants.

If you have sensitive skin, use a gentle exfoliator or soft brush twice a week. If you find this is too much, talk to your doctor or dermatologist about other skincare options.

Normal skin will allow you to pick your preferable method. Try out facial brushing an exfoliator to see which method you prefer.

Oily skin can benefit from a thicker scrub or a facial brush.


Exfoliation benefits all skin, but there are a couple of hidden benefits in there for men too:

  • helps the skin look fresh and bright

  • helps achieve a cleaner shave

  • helps with oily skin

  • removes dead cells

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