I can understand why people with sensitive skin think that they should skip exfoliating their faces and bodies. After all, it seems counterintuitive to rub and scrub at skin thats known for being red, rashy, itchy, or dry. But ANY dermatologist will tell you that exfoliating is one of the most important parts in ANY skincare routine! Your skin is CONSTANTLY cycling through cellsin fact, 40,000 of them die every minute. Many of those dead cells fall from your body on their own, but others will sit indefinitely on your skin. The dead skin cells give you an ashy look, because they LITERALLY sit on your face, covering up the fresh, young skin beneath. An exfoliant gently removes those dead cells, leaving you radiant. Plus, the process of exfoliating encourages blood circulation, bringing more oxygen to the surface, which makes your skin rosier and brighter. To exfoliate properly, chose a scrub with small granules, as bigger ones can rip and tear at the skin, doing more harm than good! Make sure you use a specified FACIAL exfoliator above the neck, as body exfoliants are too harsh for the sensitive skin on your face. Then, gently rub the product into clean skin, making small circles over the area being exfoliated. Most people benefit from exfoliating several times a week, although it depends on skins sensitivity and dryness levels. By sloughing away dead skin cells, exfoliating readies your body to soak in moisture. And yes, you MUST moisturize, EVEN IF you have naturally oily skin, just as those with sensitive skin should exfoliate. Thats because moisturizers seal soft water into the skinwhich is DIFFERENT than your skins natural oils. In fact, a water-based moisturizer can help tone down the effects of overactive oil glands. To get the most out of your moisturizer, apply it when your skin is still damp from the shower and use different formulas for your face and body. You should repeat this process at least once daily, and more if your skin feels extremely dry or tight. As you can see, exfoliating and moisturizing are non-negotiables, but what else does your skin NEED? Find out by watching other videos on this website.