Ask Donna

March 17, 2011

Dear Donna,

Q: I love using an exfoliator for my face everyday. Is this too much? If so, how often do you recommend?

A: I love how beautiful exfoliators leave my skin, but I have very sensitive skin and can only exfoliate two or three times a week. I recommend exfoliating as often as your skin can handle it. If you have dry skin, exfoliating daily may dry it out more.

Try an exfoliator and see how your skin reacts to it. If your skin feels smooth afterwards, give exfoliating the next day a try. If your skin feels dry after the second day, wait a few days before exfoliating again. If your skin doesn’t feel dry, it’s probably okay to exfoliate daily.