When you exfoliate skin, you eliminate dead surface cells from the dermis, using either a chemical or granular skin scrub. By incorporating the best exfoliator for your skin type in your routine, you help to even out your skin tone, prevent clogged pores and blemishes, and promote collagen production, minimising the look of wrinkles and fine lines. The result? Glowing skin that feels as healthy as it looks.
First things first, it’s important to understand that all skin types can benefit from exfoliation (yes, even sensitive skin!). The key is in selecting the best face scrub that will help you tackle your main skin concerns.
The right exfoliator for oily skin is supercharged with salicylic acid to stimulate cell turnover and unclog pores, while the best exfoliator for dry skin should eliminate dead skin cells while also moisturising the skin. Searching for the best face scrub for sensitive skin? Opt for a gentle face scrub that won’t cause irritation, like our Clarifying Lotion 1.0.
If you’re wondering how to exfoliate your skin, there are two things you should always keep in mind. Firstly, it’s crucial to be gentle on your skin, particularly when using a strong face scrub. Secondly, before exfoliating, it’s good to cleanse your face so the product can easily penetrate the skin.
Once your face is nice and clean, massage your exfoliator on damp skin for 30 seconds, using small, circular motions. If you’re using a chemical exfoliator, apply it with a washcloth or cotton pad instead. Finish by rinsing the product off with lukewarm water and applying a layer of moisturiser for extra hydration.
Using a body exfoliator? Be sure to rinse the area you’re scrubbing using warm water, then follow the same 30-second, circular motion process and apply body lotion to finish.
Many people wonder how often to exfoliate and the short answer is… it depends! For dry skin, exfoliating once or twice a week is typically enough to see results, while those with oily skin might need to do it more often - we recommend two to three times a week. If you have sensitive skin, be mindful not to over-exfoliate and cause redness or irritation. Try using an exfoliator for sensitive skin once or twice a week, see how your skin reacts and adjust as necessary.