How And When To Exfoliate Your Face
There are many different opinions given when it comes down to exfoliating during each season. Some say a few times a week is sufficient and others say you can do it everyday. As a Medical Doctor I can say that often lies on what your skin type is and there are many factors that should be considered in addition.
First lets talk about why you should exfoliate. It is an important step to any skincare routine that polishes the skin to be smooth and glowing. It also aids your products like moisturizes and serums work more effectively by clearing up the dead skin and debris.
There are few different types of exfoliation you can use.
A mechanical scrub (contains crushed seeds or nuts) is a common product used along with exfoliant brushes, and buff puffs.
A chemical based scrub contains ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid in addition to digestive enzymes that can be found in papaya.
Figuring out how sensitive your skin is the next step to help decide what sort of exfoliant to use. Those with oily skin should consider using a chemical based exfoliant such as the beta hydroxy acid to remove all the yuckyness from clogged pores. If you have sensitive skin try to keep the exfoliation to a minimum. Instead enjoy the humidity and moisture the summer provides.
One thing to keep in mind for the summer is that exfoliating increases sun sensitivity by 45% therefore we should be applying our sun protecting creams and wearing our big hats during the day to avoid discomfort.
Lastly I wanted to share an extra tip about exfoliating your feet! Sometimes callus can build up on the heels of feet and can put a damper when wearing sandals. A great at-home solution is to soak your feet in warm water and scrub off the dead skin with a pumice bar for smooth and pretty feet.
Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer
Board-certified Medical Doctor, Founder of Schique Beauty skincare product line, Business Woman, and internationally celebrated author.
Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer-Stichter is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman, and author of the International Best Selling book, How to Get Clear Skin, a complete, medically sound, guide to skincare, and dietary guidelines that affect the skin.
Motivations and Beginnings
After completing medical school, Jacqueline affected deeply by her mother’s contraction of Skin Cancer for a second time – and the fact this affliction was partially attributed to harsh and toxic ingredients found in beauty and skincare products. Shocked by this fact, and determined to prevent this from happening to other women, Jacqueline researched the beauty product industry in depth – learning about the origins of the packaging the products came in, the supply chain involved in creating a product, and most importantly, the exact molecular composition of each and every ingredient in the products being marketed today.
As she discovered more about the impact of this process, she became even more determined to change how these products were made, distributed, and to educate women about the dangers and toxicity in some of the beauty and skincare products available. This led her to develop her own natural skincare product line, Schique, producing and distributing natural and ethically sound beauty and skincare products.
Femalepreneur and Women’s Empowerment Advocate
In creating her own product line, managing her own successful company, and promoting her ideas and products globally, she gained a unique knowledge and perspective on the many challenges and strains that affect a female business owner, or Femalepreneur. This became a foundational idea for her – that women in business face a different set of challenges, and that empowering women to succeed can truly make a difference in the world we live in. This became a focus and passion in her career, and she began speaking publicly and mentoring women worldwide on how to develop their own business, succeed in getting their ideas and innovations heard and represented. As a result, she has been featured on She Built It, Clever Girl Finance for Helping Women Grow their Business from the Ground Up, has appeared on Business Rockstars as a speaker on Mentorship, and Her Campus on How She Got There. She has also appeared on CBS, NBC, Money Inc., Entrepreneur, and many others.
Her quest to share her experiences and empower like-minded women to succeed in business, has made her a sought after global public speaker on these subjects. As an advocate for change and women’s empowerment, she’s had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with some of world’s strongest female business owners and operators, and has begun organizing a community, that she has branded Femalepreneur – and plans to create a learning platform for women’s business education, and host events and gatherings worldwide, introducing and sharing ideas with the global audience. She currently has several new books underway to assist and guide women in the business development process.
Well Recognized and In the Media
As a public figure, Jacqueline Schaffer-Stichter has been recognized and nominated alongside Jessica Alba, Jen Atkin, David Olsen, Gregg Renfew, Anna Tran, and others in the LA Fashion Beauty Awards.
She has appeared on the TVSN Network, CBS, NBC, Money Inc., Enterpreneur, to name only a few, introducing her philosophy and natural products to millions of viewers, and has taught skin physiology, clear skin improvement programs, and the effect of neurohormones to celebrities such as Olivia Culpo, Jeanine Mai, and the founder of multi-million dollar company Think Thin, Lizanne Falsetto.