Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

All You Need To Know About Exfoliation

Our skin does so much for us that the least we could do for it is take care of it the right way. Everyone’s skin works differently so what works for one person, may not work for everyone. This goes for exfoliating as well. When you exfoliate your skin you are removing the dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. This sort of skincare process definitely isn’t for everyone and doing it wrong can do more harm then good. If done right, your skin will glow so much healthier!


According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, it’s important that you understand the type of skin you have before taking part in any exfoliation process. You can visit your dermatologist so that you guys can talk about your family history and so that you can understand more about the skin you’re in. After this, you’re ready to start!


Let’s begin with how exfoliation benefits the skin. The main reason for exfoliation is to leave your skin looking brighter and to improve the way it absorbs the different products you put on it. When done right, regular exfoliation can prevent clogged pores. This can give you less breakouts. When you take part in long-term exfoliation it will be bale to increase the collagen production in your skin. Collagen allows our kin to glow and improve skin elasticity. In the long run it will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and even wrinkles.


Now, how often should you be exfoliating? This is one of the things that we beg of you to not take overboard. While this also depends on the skin type that you have, exfoliation isn’t to be done everyday. Many people recommend at least once a week. If you have oily skin it is said that you may need it more often. This is where speaking to your dermatologist will help to figure out exactly the route you should take. When you exfoliate too much this can tear away the protective layer on your face, causing you more harm then good.


If you’ve never taken part in exfoliation then you shouldn’t worry. We can help explain to you where in your skincare routine you should incorporate it for the best results. Let’s start by taking off your makeup! This is important because you don’t want to spread your makeup deeper into your skin.


After you take off all the makeup you want to give your skin a clean slate to work on. You can do this by washing your face with a gentle cleanser. It’s not only going to clean off the rest of the makeup but it will also clean any dirt and debris left on your face. After this is when you want to exfoliate your face. The exfoliator doesn’t have to be too harsh but just enough to get all the dead cells out. 


At that point it’s okay for you to continue the rest of your skincare routine like always. You’ll notice that after a couple of exfoliating sessions your skin will look so much better. That is why at YMD we offer our Hydrafacial. 


Your skin decreases in health as you get older but it doesn’t have to be like that. With our Hydrafacial, you’ll be able to look as young as you may feel. It combines many different processes, like exfoliation, to be able to provide you with an all-new skincare service that you haven’t seen before. To hear more all you have to do is visit our website. Once you’ve done that then just give us a call. We can schedule your FREE consultation on the spot.


Works Cited

American Academy Of Dermatology. (n.d.). How To Safely Exfoliate At Home. Retrieved from American Academy of Dermatology: www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-secrets/routine/safely-exfoliate-at-home


Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!