Regular exfoliation is essential for healthy-looking skin, but timing is important, especially when your skincare regimen includes products containing irritants.
So how long after you’ve cleared dead skin cells of your complexion should you resume your usual beauty routine?
Since the skin is fresh and clean and your pores are open, it is best to wait at least 24 hours before using any product containing ingredients of medical quality or very concentrated and considered to be sensitizers, such as acids and retinoids.
Always test a patch of your skin with a sensitizing product the day after exfoliation, for safety.
The same rule applies to skins that have been treated with any type of peeling, laser or resurfacing treatment.