Signs that your skin needs to be exfoliated
ViaBuff says there are a few easy ways you can tell if your skin is asking for help with exfoliation. One important clue is when your go-to cream, moisturizer, or skin treatment stops working, and your skin feels no different, no matter how or when you’ve applied it.
You might want to examine your skin to see if it looks dull, or rub your skin gently to see if it feels dry. Another method is to take a piece of clear tape measuring about 3 to 4 inches long, and then applying that piece to a section of your forearm (preferably a section with little to no hair). Rub on the tape gently for a few seconds before peeling the strip away. If the tape shows flecks of dried skin, it may be time to give your body a good dry brush (which is an excellent way to exfoliate), or a gentle scrub.