10 Things You Never Knew About Exfoliation

10 Things That You Probably Don’t Know About Exfoliation

Exfoliation seems like a pretty straightforward process; you rub a mildly abrasive exfoliator on your face and body, such as the ViaBuff Body Exfoliator or ViaBuff Duo Exfoliator, which in turn removes dead skin cells, makeup residue, dirt and bacteria that were congesting your skin’s pores. While a great process for cleaning the skin’s surface, exfoliation also offers a whole host of benefits to your skin’s health, from helping to reduce the frequency of ingrown hairs to brightening your complexion. Below we have highlighted some of the most important and interesting facts to know about exfoliation.

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  • How frequently you exfoliate depends on your skin type. As Dr. Mary P Lupo notes, oily skin can require daily exfoliation, whereas dry and sensitive skin types may want to limit exfoliation to once or twice a week. For the results, you should consult with your dermatologist to determine what is the best frequency for your skin types, especially if you suffer from inflammation, severe acne, or any other significant skin condition (The American Academy of Dermatology)
  • You should exfoliate year-round. Many of us fail to stick to our proper skin care routines during the winter months. After all, if you sweat less and are less exposed to the elements for a few months, do you really need to clean your skin regularly? Yes! During the winter your skin is extra thirsty for any hydration that it can get, a thirst that is exacerbated by clogged up pores that hinder water absorption in the epidermis. For healthy skin all year long, you should continue your regular exfoliation routine (Lotus by Dr. K)



  • Exfoliate in the evening for the best results. According to Dr. Arleen Lamba MD of the Blush Med Institute, it is best to cleanse and exfoliate your skin in the evening when skin can rebalance its ph level and boost collagen production. Exfoliating and cleansing in the morning washes away essential oils without giving your skin time to replenish them before starting your day(Shape Magazine).
  • Remove makeup from your face before exfoliating. While many of us know better than to leave makeup when exfoliating, at one time or another we have all been either too tired to remove it before exfoliating. However, leaving makeup on keeps the exfoliator from deeply cleansing the skin, and usually just causes the makeup to be spread over your face instead of being lifted from your skin.


Although exfoliating is a fairly simple process, it offers numerous benefits to our skins health and well being. For the best results, you should choose a ViaBuff Body Exfoliator that best matches your skin’s sensitivity – our exfoliators come in Extra Mild, Gentle, Moderate, and Clinical Strengths, and we even offer exfoliators that combine two strengths for combination skin. How frequently you exfoliate depends on your skin’s sensitivity and oiliness, so it is best to consult with a dermatologist about which exfoliating strength is the best for you. Aside from exfoliating at night, you should always moisturize the skin immediately after exfoliating so as to lock in moisture from your shower. The most important fact to remember about exfoliating is to do it in moderation and to continue your routine year-round, or else skin may become inflamed, irritated, extra sensitive, or dehydrated

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