Do's and Don't of Exfoliation


Exfoliating on a consistent basis is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells and help speed up the skin renewal process. Consistent usage leads to improved skin texture, smoother skin, and less clogged pores. But too much of a good thing in this case can cause irritation and redness, leaving your skin worse than what you started off with. 

It’s recommended to only exfoliate a few times a week, because if you exfoliate every day your skin will become too sensitive and damaged. Start once a week, and then gradually build up to two or three times a week if your skin can handle it. Typically, dryer skin only requires exfoliation once a week while oily skin can handle two to three times a week. There is also no need to exfoliate more than once a day, even if you haven’t done it in a while. 

When using a physical exfoliant like a scrub or exfoliating brush, gentle motions are effective in removing dead skin cells, so there is no need to harshly scrub and pull the skin. Take the product or tool and apply to skin in circular motions. For chemical exfoliants, use the recommended amount spread across your skin and dont overapply. Always patch test when trying out a new product to test your skin’s sensitivity. 

Do’s Don’t
Consistent usage is key!

Patch test for first use

Start off once a week and increase frequency over time

Scrub gently in circular motions 
Exfoliate more than once a day 

Exfoliate everyday

Scrub harshly and pull at skin

Product Recommendation: Pure Radiance Exfoliating Scrub

Makari's Pure Radiance Exfoliating Scrub, formulated with Papaya, Pineapple, and Pomegranate enzymes will gently buff away dead skin cells to reveal a bright, even-toned complexion. Ready for vibrant, healthy glowing skin?

  • It’s recommended to start off once a week, ideally to be used 2-3 times a week.
  • Apply the scrub to your moist face and body and gently massage it into your skin using small circular motions to slough off dead skin.
  • Rinse off the scrub and follow with your favorite Makari face cream and body lotion. 
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