How to Soothe Over-Exfoliated Skin?

Darlene Robert  2019-09-12 16:51:59

Exfoliating your skin can make it youthful and glowing. But there’s a delicate balance between just enough exfoliation and too much. However, over-exfoliation can cause pain. To soothe it, it’s better to follow steps as below.

  1. 1Detect over-exfoliated skin. If you suspect you applied the wrong strength product, applied too much pressure, or used too many exfoliators at once, look for symptoms of over-exfoliated skin. These may include: Redness, Flaking, Irritation, Burning sensation.
    • 2Apply cool compresses. Gently press a cool, clean washcloth on skin you have over-exfoliated. Hold on your skin for a few minutes or until your skin feels less irritated. Avoid rubbing the washcloth over your face, which can make irritation worse. Repeat doing this as necessary.
      • 3Press on aloe gel. Gently dab on a thin layer of aloe gel. This can soothe irritation and promote healing of areas you over-exfoliated. Keep the aloe gel in your refrigerator for added cooling and soothing benefits.
        • 4Take an anti-inflammatory pain reliever. Use a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, or NSAID, medication if your over-exfoliated skin causes you pain. NSAIDs can ease your discomfort and may minimize any inflammation on your skin. Follow your doctor’s instructions or the dosing recommendations on the packaging. The most common over-the-counter NSAIDs you could use are: Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn).