Desquamation is the body’s natural process of exfoliation, or the shedding of dry, old, hardened skin cells so new cells can come to the surface. In an oily skin condition, desquamation can be slowed, as oily skin acts as a glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface. This can contribute to clogged follicles, leading to the build-up of acne bacteria which stimulates the production of breakouts.
Exfoliation is vital to maintaining the health of oily skin as increased oil on the skin makes it harder for your skin to shed cells naturally. So how often should you exfoliate an oily complexion?
While everyone’s skin type is unique, the average oily skin type that isn’t sensitive benefits from exfoliation 2 to 3 times a week. An exfoliant like Your Deep Cleanse will speed up your skin cell turnover, penetrating oil filled pores and cleansing areas of dead skin that have the potential to otherwise cause breakouts.