The surface of our skin is made up of dead skin cells. They are there as part of our barrier defence system, protecting us from the outside environment.
Why then does the cosmetic industry tell us that we must scrub them off twice a week?
Over exfoliating leads to uneven skin texture and impaired barrier defence.
Too often I’ve seen skin damaged by over exfoliating. Some manufacturers recommend daily use of an exfoliator. Under a microscope the skins surface actually looks scratched – like an ice skating ring.