Say Goodbye to Acne Breakouts: The Importance of Choosing the Right Exfoliant

Exfoliating your skin is important in the treatment of acne and sensitivity, but it's essential to choose the right exfoliating product for your skin.

At Routine Skin, we understand the importance of using effective exfoliants that won't cause irritation, and we're here to provide you with the advice we wish we had when we were struggling with acne.

First, it's crucial to avoid harsh physical exfoliants, like those with apricot kernels that can scratch the surface of your skin and cause more harm than good. These are used in the typical cheap supermarket brands that incorporate  harsh ingredients to reduce costs, not look after your skin.

Instead, we recommend using either a acid based exfoliant or a mask exfoliant that uses active ingredients to break down dead skin cells without causing irritation.

Acid based exfoliants use acid or enzymes to dissolve the glue that holds dead skin cells together, making it easier to remove them. At Routine Skin, we offer a safe acid based exfoliant that is formulated with glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, which is particularly effective for acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid is safe and a perfect ingredient for breaking down pore congestion because it can travel deep into the skin's pores, which are often coated in sebum, the oil produced by your skin.

Our mask exfoliant use works to break down dead skin cells while detoxifying the skin and drawing out impurities. It also includes light granules to help remove dead skin cells, but we ensure that they are gentle enough not to irritate sensitive skin.

All of our products at Routine Skin are designed with these considerations in mind, so you can be confident that they will work effectively without causing any harm.

When choosing an exfoliating product, it's also essential to consider the other ingredients in the formula. Anti-inflammatory ingredients can help calm acne-prone skin, while products with minimal fragrance and no harsh granules are less likely to cause irritation.In addition to preventing acne breakouts, exfoliating can also help reduce scarring, improve skin pigmentation, and ensure that other skincare products work more effectively. By removing dead skin cells, you're allowing fresh, healthy skin cells to come to the surface, which can absorb other products more easily.

So go ahead, exfoliate away! But remember, it's essential to choose the right product for your skin type, and at Routine Skin, we have a range of exfoliants that will work effectively without causing any harm.