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Dove How to exfoliate for your skin type

How to exfoliate skin according to your skin type

Exfoliation can help de-clog pores, smooth your skin’s surface and remove the dead cells that make skin look dull. But how often should you exfoliate? And what are the specific benefits for your skin? Well, we have the answers – so take a read of our guide to exfoliating your skin type below.

For all skin types, start using Dove Exfoliating Body Polish once per week, and then gradually increase to 3-4 times per week as part of your regular beauty routine. Remember to use light pressure when applying, and if you have sensitive skin, be sure to talk to your dermatologist first.

 

Normal/combination
There are a few good methods for exfoliating, but one of our favorites is to start with our Exfoliating Body Polish in the shower to scrub away dull, dry skin. Add this polish to your shower routine up to 3-4 times per week for silky smooth skin.


How often?
Up to 3-4 times a week.

Top tip
For thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated skin, apply your favorite Dove Exfoliating Body Polish in the shower, coating the whipped formula all over your body in small circular motions with a gentle pressure. Take a moment to enjoy the fragrance blossoming as you cleanse, lifting your senses as you exfoliate. Follow with Dove Body Wash or Beauty Bar.

Blemish/acne-prone
If you have acne-prone skin, talk to your dermatologist about whether exfoliation can be right for you. For many people, exfoliating not only helps to smooth and soften your skin, but can also help diminish the appearance of marks and acne scars over time. Double the benefits. However, if your skin type is prone to blemishes, it’s important to avoid exfoliating areas of skin that have flared up.

How often?
Once a week, then try gradually increasing to 3-4 times a week.

Top tip
Whipped and lightly textured, Dove Exfoliating Body Polish nourishes skin, lifting away the dead skin cells to reveal radiant, refreshed skin underneath.

Oily
Exfoliation is one of the most important parts of your body cleansing routine if you have oily skin. Gentle exfoliating helps remove the excess oil build-up, revealing clear skin underneath.

How often?
Up to 3-4 times a week.

Top tip
Contrary to what you may think, it’s important to hydrate and nourish oily skin. Our Exfoliating Body Polish range nourishes as well as exfoliates your skin as you shower, leaving it soft, smooth and cared for after every use.

Dry
Dry skin may feel like it needs exfoliating more often, but it actually benefits from it less than other types. Over-exfoliation can actually cause dryness – meaning a product that nourishes as it exfoliates is perfect for you. Whipped, rich and beautifully scented, Dove Kiwi Seeds & Cool Aloe Exfoliating Body Polish is enriched with Dove ¼ moisturizing cream to help nourish your skin.

How often?
Up to 3-4 times a week.

Top tip
Make sure you shower with water that’s warm, not hot, as too high a heat can dry skin out further.

Mature skin
Mature skin needs extra care because it doesn’t turn over new skin cells at the same rate as younger skin, making it prone to looking dull. It’s also more delicate than other skin types, so requires gentle treatment while exfoliating.

How often?
Once a week, then try gradually increasing to 3-4 times a week.

Top tip
Try Dove Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk Exfoliating Body Polish – it’s nourishing as well as smoothing thanks to our ¼ moisturizing cream formula, meaning you can say hello to skin that’s smooth and soft after every shower.

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