You know that gritty-ass exfoliator you’ve been using since high school? The one you scrub all over your face until it feels tingly and, okay, slightly raw? Yeah, there’s a really good chance it’s destroying your skin. Truth: Even though exfoliators are a hundred percent necessary, the wrong ones can do more damage than good. Harsh kinds can create micro-tears in your skin, weakening its protective barrier and rolling out a red carpet for bacteria, causing breakouts.
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