exfoliation 101: the face
December 9, 2011 6:57 PM Subscribe
Why do I suck at washing my face? Help me learn how to properly exfoliate so I can have that beautiful skin I've always wanted.
posted by These Birds of a Feather to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (43 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
I genuinely suck at washing my face. I wash it every night because I wear makeup every day, I wash it in the morning with something gentle so I can start the day fresh without the grime that's there from sleeping, and still, my skin is dull and gross looking and I constantly feel like I look dirty. I have never figured out the proper way to exfoliate and given that florals, sulfates, and fragrances make me hive out within minutes, I am afraid I either scrub my face too hard in an effort to get dead skin off and I avoid products because I don't know how to use them. Stridex breaks me out; moisturizers break me out; and I get "immune" to certain acne medications pretty quickly.
What should this sensitive-skinned girl do? I also have a difficult time working up a sweat, so I know my pores aren't getting refreshed the way other people's pores do. Proper exfoliation just needs to happen here and there. What products and techniques do I need?