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Pore-Cleansing Exfoliating Mask

My skin vacillates between dehydrated and dry, and breakout and blemish-prone. I can always tell when it's getting ready for a breakout, because I'll start feeling those bumps and roughness just under the skin.

That bumpiness is congestion--basically clogged pores.

How about some nice, regular exfoliation to help keep those pores clear? Yeah, that would be helpful.

Regular exfoliation is an absolute must when it comes to keeping breakouts at bay. But here's where it gets tricky.

Most of us equate exfoliation with a scrub. An aggressive scrub is one of the WORST things you can do for your skin when your skin is breaking out. They can increase irritation, open up scabs, and actually lead to more breakouts.

Instead, exfoliation should be done without much scrubbing. This is where alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids come into play. They help remove dead skin cells and other junk from the skin without the need of a gritty scrub.

This is one of my favorite exfoliating masks f…

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