Gentle exfoliation should be a regular step in your skin care regimen no matter what your skin type. Some dead cells are sloughed off when you wash your face with a cloth, brush, or sponge, but scrubs and exfoliating cleansers can further polish skin to improve texture, tone and clarity.
For oily and acne-prone skin, exfoliation removes the dead surface cells that clog pores and trigger breakouts. For dry skin, exfoliation polishes away dull, parched patches to reveal a healthy glow. In addition, regular exfoliation helps stimulate circulation and promote cellular renewal for smoother, vibrant, younger-looking skin.
Cleanse. Use your regular cleanser to remove dirt and debris. It's better to begin exfoliation with a clean face so that you do not rub impurities deeper into pores.