If your skin is dry, exfoliating may not be the best option as it can further dry out your skin and lead to irritation. Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells, which can be helpful for removing impurities and unclogging pores, but it can also strip the skin of its natural oils. If your skin is dry, it’s important to keep it hydrated by using a gentle moisturizer, avoiding hot showers and baths, and not over-washing your face.
If you still want to exfoliate, it’s best to use a gentle exfoliant, such as a chemical exfoliant with lactic or glycolic acid, or a physical exfoliant that is very fine and gentle to the skin. It’s also important to not exfoliate too often, once a week at most.
Additionally, it’s important to pay attention to your skin and see how it reacts to exfoliation, if it becomes more dry or irritated, it’s best to stop or reduce the frequency of exfoliation and focus more on hydrating your skin.