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STOP! Read This Before You Exfoliate Your Sensitive Skin

Hello beauties! Since we covered the best cleansing technique on Monday’ s post, it’s only right that we talk about exfoliation today. 
Out of all the different types of skin conditions, from normal to dry, sensitive skins are the only ones that don’t require exfoliation. We have very fragile skin by nature, which means that a mild cleansing is all that is needed. By doing the double cleansing method I talked about previously, and following it with a toner, your face should be completely cleaned. Just make sure that you apply a toner with a cotton pad and go over every skin surface to make sure that all the makeup is removed. 
However, if you really want that deep cleaning that exfoliation provides, I have a few tips for you.

Tip 1: When Using a Exfoliating Scrub

Exfoliating scrubs are always the trickiest to use for sensitive skin. Because you just never know how much pressure to apply, when scrubbing your face. I struggled with it in the past. What I recommend is to be as light handed as possible. The last thing you need is to breakout from it. I use the exfoliating scrub from Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub.

Tip 2: When Using a Spin Facial brush 

Here’s the thing, facial spin brushes are actually NOT for exfoliating. They are cleansing brushes. But this method of cleaning is safer than exfoliating for sensitive skins. On days where I don’t want to exfoliate my face with a scrub, I use my spin brush. You still have to be super gentle when using it. I use my facial brush only once a week. Because it can disturb your skin natural balance if your skin is sensitive. The Clarisonic Smart Profile Face & Body Sonic Cleansing Device is very popular, but any spin brush would do.

Tip 3: When Using Chemical Exfoliator

I personally am too scared to have a chemical exfoliator on my face, no matter how mild it claims to be. Like I said in my intro, sensitive skin doesn’t need to be exfoliated. So I stay away from any product that’s suppose to react with my skin and remove its top layer.


What’s your favorite type of exfoliation? Comment below 🙂 Thank you so much for reading.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    1. closet to street says:

      Thanks for reading!

  2. My skin is senstive as well, so I agree with you that chemical exfoliator is definitely not for us. I am always very careful to use new products on my skin, as they might cause some irritation and I try to avoid that, especially in sommer.

    1. closet to street says:

      So true. Thanks, Dorota for your suggestions!

  3. Ingrid says:

    It’s so important to choose the correct skincare and routines for your type of skin, great article!

    1. closet to street says:

      Thanks, Ingrid!

  4. Nice post dear!
    La ilusión de Nina –

    1. closet to street says:

      Thanks, Nina!

    1. closet to street says:

      Yes, exfoliation is tricky. Thanks again, babe!

  5. Thank you for sharing these amazing and helpful tips! xx

    1. closettostreet says:


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