Here’s the thing with exfoliation: it’s addictive. Anyone who has ever experienced the after-glow of a peel pad knows what we’re talking about here. A good exfoliation sesh gets rid of dead skin cells instantly, making pores appear smaller, spots look lighter and gives you an overall refresh better than most products can. So we get hooked. And we exfoliate. And we exfoliate some more, which can lead to a host of other issues like redness or sensitivity.
To help simplify some exfoliation basics, we enlisted the help of Dr. Y. Claire Chang, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York to walk us through the ins and outs of exfoliating.