Exfoliation is a key step in any skin care routine. Why? Sloughing away dead skin cells can help unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and reveal more radiant-looking skin.
“Exfoliating is important to promote cell turnover in the skin and to remove the dead layers of epidermis (stratum corneum). Cell turnover is important as it renews and refreshes the skin,” explains Amy Cameron, Dermal Therapist at FacePlus Medispa.
But how do you choose the right product? It all comes down to your skin type. So whether you’re dry, oily, acne-prone, or somewhere in between, we’ve tracked down the best exfoliator for you. You can thank us later
All skin types
St Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub (Bianca’s fav)
Buff and brighten your skin with this award-winning Apricot facial exfoliator. Formulated without parabens and phthalates, this gentle and non-irritating product is perfect for most skin types.
If you’re on the oily side, Sukin’s Pore Refining Facial Scrub is for you. Rooibos tea, willowherb and coconut oil help purify and balance the complexion, whilst also keeping pores clear of impurities.
Combat lacklustre skin with Goldfaden’s Doctor Scrub. It is made with pure ruby crystals, which remove dead skin cells and allow antioxidant-rich organic red tea and skin-soothing seaweed extracts to directly impact new skin cells for a healthy glow.
Top Tip: “You should exfoliate no more than two to three times a week depending on your skin type. People with oily skin need to be conservative, as over exfoliating can initially dry out the skin resulting in an over production of sebum, which is the skins natural sebaceous fluid,” says Amy Cameron, Dermal Therapist at FacePlus Medispa.