Hi guys! It’s Kasper and welcome back to Teen Beauty Bible. In our last episode, we talked all about color lenses Also, thank you for not only showing love for our tips, but also giving a warm welcome to our teen guest every episode! So thank you for that. Now today, we’re back with an amazing guest with an amazing topic. So let’s begin. In our Beauty Hackers video, 4 DIY Face Mask with 100% Natural Ingredients, Iris shared her own personal tip that “exfoliating can make your skin feel clear and soft” but it’s not necessarily for everyone. So for those of you Wishtrenders out there that were curious if you should or shouldn’t exfoliate, we’re here on Teen Beauty Bible to tell you all about exfoliating! That’s why we asked you guys in a survey what the most difficult part about exfoliating is! The results showed that all of the above on exfoliating was the number 1 choice! Now let’s learn all about the causes and solutions to dead skin along with our special teen guest! Hi! Hello, my name is Jiho Yoo and I’m 18 years old. My skin type isn’t dry or oily. To be honest, I don’t really know. I have, but not anymore because I heard it’s bad for your skin. I massaged my skin with a scrub… but I didn’t do it often because my skin was red the next day. We’ll let you know about what causes dead skin to form! If we don’t exfoliate, our pores start to enlarge, while acne, wrinkles, pigmentation and more start to get worse! Long story short, this is because of a lack of moisture! Healthy skin usually contains about 20-30% of moisture, and about 70-80% of oil. If the moisture content falls below 15%, the enzyme that decomposes aging skin is significantly compromised. Once this happens, dead skin from the lowermost layer of the skin that moves outwards to the outer epidermis is unable to fall off, and it remains being white and flaky. I’m curious why it causes enlarged pores, troubles, freckles or facial lines when you don’t exfoliate. Pores that get larger and larger! Dead skin that isn’t able to leave the surface of the skin can accumulate and block the pores. If this happens, sebum can’t properly be secreted from the skin, causing the pores to expand. Acne! As sebum secretion can not be done, dead skin blocks the pores, causing pimples to develop and acne to form. But, be mindful that not all acne is caused by dead skin! Acne can have numerous causes. Pigmentation! Melanin cells produce pigments in the lower layer of skin. These cells rise to the surface of the skin every 25 to 30 days, along with keratin cells, to protect the skin, and then falls off along with dead skin. At this time, if the dead skin is not properly eliminated, the pigmentation remains. Sagging, deep wrinkles! All the symptoms of accumulated dead skin such as enlarged pores, inflammation, and pigmentation can cause wrinkles. In addition to this, lack of moisture in the skin affects collagen levels, which also causes more wrinkles and deeper lines. How often should I exfoliate? This is different based on your skin type. For dry skin, you should exfoliate once every 1-2 weeks, if you have combination skin, you should exfoliate once a week. And if you have oily skin, you should exfoliate twice every week. But, you can’t stick to just one rule because everyone has different skin types. If you have extremely dry skin, it’s best if you exfoliate once a month, or not even at all. How should I exfoliate for my skin type? When it comes to dead skin, it’s best to choose the right approach to care for your skin based on your skin type: relief, removal or coating. Here’s our exfoliator recommendation for acne-prone skin, and what you should take caution of! First, we recommend you use AHA products! Those with acne-prone skin have high oil levels, causing dead skin to build up and block the pores, creating a good environment for acne to form. AHA removes sebum and dead skin, the main causes of acne, from the pores, helping to improve acne. But, make sure to stop using your AHA product if your acne has improved, but your skin feels irritated and sensitive. Also, wait until your skin has improved and is no longer sensitive to try another exfoliating method. Avoid products with high levels of AHA and instead use products with 5% AHA at the most. Also avoid using vitamin C products in the same routine. How to: Especially if you have acne-prone skin, scrub type exfoliators can be too harsh on the skin. So instead of physical exfoliants, use chemical exfoliators. BHA toners in particular are good for acne-prone skin, so use these kinds of products with a cotton pad to gently wipe the face for mild exfoliation. However, after doing so, moisturizing the skin is key. Make sure to apply a gentle moisturizer afterwards! Now let’s talk about taking care of dead skin and dry skin. With those of you that have dry skin, some of you might even feel dryness and stinging after cleansing with water. If this is you, you don’t need to exfoliate. Daily skincare items, cleansing oils and foam cleansers contain small amounts of exfoliating agents, and along with a cotton pad and you gently wiping away with your face, that is enough. However, others with dry skin, experience drier, and more flaky skin on cold days as the cold air strips away the moisture from the face. For these individuals, it’s best to exfoliate using a soft, moist exfoliation pad about once a week. In particular, while exfoliating is important for dry skin, moisturizing the skin is all the more important! After exfoliating, make sure to apply moisturizer, such as a nourishing cream or moisturizing cream. For those with oily skin, which has high levels of oil due to high sebum secretion, usually have thicker skin than dry or sensitive, combination skin. This is especially important for those of you oily skin to care for your skin, using a scrub to remove waste and accumulation on the pores. Applying an appropriate amount of scrub on damp skin, use gentle rolling motions to remove the dead skin remove dead skin. Because this is a sugar scrub, it gently exfoliates the skin as it slowly melts. After thoroughly massaging into the skin for 3 minutes, wipe away with lukewarm water. This sugar scrub has the advantage of melting well and wiping away easily. After exfoliating, make sure to moisturize. Finish with a highly moisturizing, non-sticky products. Combination skin, is a mix of dry and oily skin! If your t zone is super oily and shiny, and if your cheeks are dry, try using a peeling gel to help exfoliate and and bring balance back to the oil-water ratio. Apply the exfoliator avoiding areas around the eyes & lips, and just enough to cover the whole face. Massage the face in circular motions for about 20-30 seconds. This will remove dead skin as the formula changes into a rubber-like gomage. If your t zone is especially oily, it also helps to use a scrub on that area to gently exfoliate the dead skin! Rinse thoroughly with clean water, and finish with a moisturizer. After any type of exfoliation, it is super important to focus on moisturization and not to further irritate the skin. To do so, avoid high functioning exfoliating and cleansing ingredients Therefore it is better to exfoliate at night than in the morning. On the other hand, stick to moisturizing and regenerating ingredients like ceramide and hyaluronic acid. Is there a way to reduce dead skin without skincare products? Yes, there is! You need to reduce the amount of times you cleanse. On days you have light daily makeup, cleanse with water in the morning, and cleanse once a day with a cleanser in the evening. If you exfoliate with the thought of not leaving behind even one dead skin cell behind, just for your make up, this could actually further irritate your skin and make your skin sensitive, causing more dead skin. Also, drink lots of water! It’s recommended to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water every day but if you’re under 45 kg or have a weak stomach, at least try to drink 1 liter. You also need to maintain the temperature of your water as you shower. If you take a 10-20 minute shower using hot water, this could actually make your skin dry. So it’s best to maintain 36 degrees or similar to your body’s temperatures so your skin doesn’t dry. For the same reason, using a heating pad or turning on the heater directly towards your face as you’re driving can also cause your skin to dry and causing dead skin to rise. In summary, don’t try to exfoliate 100% of your dead skin. If your skin is still flaky after exfoliating, focus on moisturizing the skin rather than exfoliating. Manage how frequently you exfoliate your skin, based on what your skin needs. We really hope this helped you. I thought there were only one way to care for dead skin But these care methods based on different skin types really helped me! Teens these days wear heavy makeup, so I’m curious about how to properly remove makeup! I’ve always had quite a lot of interest in skincare……. Ah I don’t know Today was fun and I want to share the tips I learned today with my friends~ So thank you guys for watching another episode of Teen Beauty Bible. Today we talked all about exfoliating, and I really hope these tips will help you with your exfoliating needs. If you have any other further questions, then leave them down in the comments below, so we can get back to you, and as always, Thanks for watching! Remember, you’re beautiful, just as you are.