Exfoliating the skin is an important part of most skincare regimens. A good exfoliator will rid of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface and help with the absorption of all your skin care products. But exfoliation is very important for those with acne-prone skin types. You see, acne prone skin actually makes more dead skin cells than normal skin types. To make matters worse, acne-prone skin has trouble shedding its dead skin cells. Those cells remain on the skin’s surface and then leads to clogged pores, which becomes a blackhead or a whitehead. This is why it’s essential to use an exfoliant if you have acne-prone skin.
There are two kinds of exfoliants–physical and chemical. Physical can be a scrub, microdermabrasion or another manual form of exfoliation. It’s not recommended to use a physical exfoliant if you have acne, as it may cause further irritation. But you do want to use a chemical exfoliant. This is an ingredient, such as salicylic acid, chemical peels or lactic acid. These active ingredients will help loosen dead skin cells and help healthier skin to reveal itself.