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Over-exfolliated my skin

02/02/2010

Question:

I over-exfolliated my skin, and now my skin is dry and looks dull. What can I do to get my dewy, healthy skin back? Thanks

Answer:

Use bland moisturizers as often as you can. Avoid washing your skin with very hot water. Avoid prolonged soaking, too. Use mild cleansers instead of soaps. It may also be suffering from winter/dry air, depending on where you live.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University