Health & Beauty
8 Skin Care Habits That Make Facialists Face Palm
Even if you think you've got your cleanse-tone-moisturize routine down, there's probably still something you do that drives the pros crazy
Overdoing it with any scrub can be bad, but the ones with ground-up nutshells in particular are hard on your skin, says esthetician Kate Somerville, founder of Kate Somerville The Clinic in Los Angeles and the Kate Somerville product line. "These nuts are pretty jagged and can actually cause tiny tears on the surface of your skin," she says. "Those tears will then appear as sensitivity or irritation, and may also serve as little reservoirs for bacteria to attach and thrive."
Sutton says your best bet is to use a gentle scrub or peel at home every two to three weeks and to always hydrate your skin after, just like facialists do at the spa.
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