There’s nothing like a fresh exfoliation when you wake in the morning or after a long day, before bed. Exfoliating comes with the benefits of unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells, all of which can typically lead to blackheads and pimples. However, too much of anything can hurt more than it can help. And too much exfoliating can actually bother your skin more. If you over-exfoliate you can risk scratching the surface of your skin’s protective barrier, leaving it vulnerable to infection and environmental toxins. So, make sure to find the right exfoliator for your skin type and set up a balanced routine of when you do it.