Can I go in the sun after exfoliating? That being said, it’s essential to be careful and never forget to apply sunscreen, because exfoliation removes the “fine protective layer” on the surface of your skin, which makes skin more vulnerable to UV rays. It is therefore recommended that you wait a few days between exfoliation and sun exposure.
What not to do after exfoliating? DON’T rinse off a chemical exfoliant
After exfoliating, don’t wash it off right away – the active ingredients take time to absorb into your skin and work their magic! Leave your exfoliant on for about 15-30 minutes to ensure the ingredients dissolve and remove all dead skin cells.
What should I apply after exfoliating? After exfoliating, make sure you thoroughly rinse away the product and any dead skin cells and then pat your skin dry with a clean towel. ”Apply a moisturizer or shea butter following your [exfoliating] and shower/soak to help your skin retain moisture and look radiant,” advises Burns.
Do I need to moisturize after exfoliating? Remember, overindulgence can cause inflammation, redness and early aging. After every exfoliating session (scrub or peel), it’s so important to moisturize. This hydrates and heals the skin—after all, it just went through a lot.