Not just your face, but every inch of skin on your body deserves the same amount of love and attention. One sure way to get healthy, smooth and brighter skin is to exfoliate often. Exfoliation is that key step in a skincare routine which is responsible for getting rid of dead skin cells, preventing breakouts and speeding up cell turnover.
Usually, one uses a face scrub to exfoliate the skin. While face scrub products do a fantastic job at scrubbing off the gunk from the skin, some of them contain walnut shells, fragrances, toxic chemicals and microbeads that can be harsh on the skin. If you aren't careful, they can even dry out the skin and cause inflammation. If the product does not agree with your skin, there are other cool beauty products you can use instead to exfoliate the skin. Let's check 'em out!
You will be spoilt for choice!
This product is a dupe for The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. It's a powerful chemical peel that also contains 30% AHA and 2% BHA. While AHA is designed to exfoliate the skin, BHA helps to unclog the pores from excess sebum, dirt and dead skin cells. Formulated with Tasmanian pepper berry and 80% aloe juice, this product is free from fragrance, silicone, and parabens.
Note: Avoid using this product if you have hypersensitive skin.
How To Use: Once a week at night, apply the product to clean and dry skin. Leave it on for 8-10 minutes. Wash the product off with lukewarm water. Don't forget to moisturise after.
Formulated with 5% glycolic acid, these pre-soaked pads from PIXI, are designed to brighten and mildly exfoliate the skin. The best part is this exfoliating toner is also travel-friendly and free from alcohol and parabens.
How To Use: Post cleansing, you need to apply the product to your face and neck. Avoid rinsing off the product and follow it up with a hydrating serum.
If loofahs aren't your thing, try bath gloves instead! These babies help to scrub dead skin cells away and help to stimulate blood circulation. Unlike dry brushing, you need to use bath gloves with water or else they will cause micro-tears on the surface of the skin.
How To Use: Before using bath gloves, wet your body and the gloves. Then, squeeze some liquid soap into the palms of your hands and massage your body in circular motions. Replace the gloves with new ones every 3 weeks to prevent bacteria buildup.
Speaking of dry brushing, this method is a therapeutic way to get rid of dead skin cells. Pick a brush with short and soft bristles. While it helps to scrub off dead skin cells, it also aids the lymphatic system, removes toxins and improves the mood.
How To Use: Before you shower, dry brush your hands in long strokes towards your heart. In circular motions at your belly and the insides of your thighs towards the groin area. Do this for 2-3 minutes twice a week.
A mild cleanser can works as an exfoliator as well. Perfect for sensitive skin types, this product helps to clear the skin without disrupting its pH balance. Formulated with avocado oil, Vitamin E, apricot kernel oil and squalene, this cleanser helps to dissolve debris, dirt and excess sebum.
How To Use: On damp skin, massage the product in circular motions. Wipe the product off using a damp washcloth and pat the skin dry with a face towel.
You see, you don't really need a face scrub to help you exfoliate your skin, any of these products will do the trick too!
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