• Dr. Saujani

Always Exfoliate. Always.

Updated: Mar 2, 2018

Yes It's good to have thick skin. But that's not the kind we're talking about. Exfoliating can help to get you skin looking and feeling softer.

When it comes to getting a peachy smooth face you have two main options: A traditional scrub, with small granules that physically smooth rough areas, or a liquid exfoliator (applied with a cotton pad) that uses acids to sweep away dead skin cells. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re after the former, make sure that you choose one without plastic microbeads, which are damaging to the environment, and look for natural beads, such as silica or apricot kernels, instead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to liquid exfoliators, look out for alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) – glycolic or lactic acid for normal/combination skin – and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) – such as salicylic for oily and sensitive types. Whichever formula you prefer, all of our top 10 sweep away dead skin cells that settle in lines and block pores, even out skin tone, speed up cell turnover (which slows with age) and help prevent breakouts, leaving skin clean and glowing.