Our Favorite Facial Exfoliants

There are so many reasons to exfoliate your face; it increases circulation, removes dead skin cells and impurities that can dull skin or cause breakouts, softens rough patches, and reveals younger and healthier skin. Regular exfoliation can also reduce breakouts, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and even fade hyperpigmentation.

With so many amazing benefits, the question isn’t when to exfoliate; it’s which one to use. Gone are the days of picking up an apricot scrub from the supermarket. Today’s facial exfoliants are smarter and more effective, while being gentler on your skin. You can also choose between a physical or mechanical exfoliator; which contains tiny granules to slough off dead skin cells, or a chemical one that loosens dead skin cells and removes them gently.

To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of five scrubs that are super easy to use. Get ready to reveal a new you.

Lierac Micro Abrasion – This facial scrub not only removes dulling dead skin cells, but it also encourages the production of fresh new cells. A super hydrating cream houses smooth tiny alumina crystals that very gently exfoliate without irritating. Urea has also been added to give you glowing skin and minimize fine lines. Use it before any anti-aging treatments to make sure you get maximum benefits.

Reviderm Enzyme Peeling Paste – A peel that comes in a mask, this exfoliator will loosen dead skin cells, allowing them to be washed away when it’s time to remove the mask. It also contains kaolin to deep cleanse and purify, and calming ingredients so your skin won’t get irritated. Apply it, at least once a week, with a mask brush before rinsing off and revealing fresher, tighter skin and almost invisible pores.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel – If you’re more of a swipe-and-go kind of girl, these individually packaged, two-step facial peels are the answer to all of your skincare woes. Alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids work together to help with everything from wrinkles and dark spots to large pores and breakouts for firmer, younger looking skin.

HelioNature Gentle Exfoliating Cream – Increase cell renewal and protect your skin from stress and pollution with this exfoliating cream. Coconut shell micro-grains gently slough off dead skin cells and impurities while papaya fruit acids brighten, smooth and soften. Your skin will be left glowing.

The Refinery Face Scrub – Men need to exfoliate, too! This corn cob meal scrub will brighten skin, reduce ingrown hairs and give them a super-close shave. It also contains orange flower water to tone and petitgrain leaves to hydrate. It is gentle enough to be used every day before shaving, but twice a week should be plenty to keep his skin soft and supple.


Aseya Atiq

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