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Gentle Skin Exfoliation

When performed by a board-certified dermatologist, gentle skin exfoliation can help to clear up skin and improve complexion. However, the National Institutes of Health urge that care be taken before exfoliating skin.


Though there are a variety of benefits to exfoliating the skin, there are potential risks as well. It is advised to consult a dermatologist before any treatment to determine the best options for individual skin needs. People with commonly dry or sensitive skin should exercise particular care with treatments, especially at-home treatments.


A few tips provided by the National Institutes of Health include:


1) Consult a dermatologist prior to any treatment

2) Select carefully from commonly available products

3) Monitor for any changes in skin look or feel

4) Use mild chemical agents or brushes for sensitive skin

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