Cleansing and moisturizing your face are key steps to any good skincare routine. However, you shouldn’t forget to exfoliate as well. As much as you hydrate your skin, dead skin cells, and dry patches have to be removed. This will leave your skin feeling soft and fresh before you proceed with the other steps in your routine it’ll also help absorb your serums and moisturizers. Exfoliating face products can come in different forms like grains, pads, and scrubs. Whether you have sensitive skin or combination, pick the one that’s best for your needs from our choices below.
This deep pore scrub from Burt’s Bees is infused with willow bark extract, which cleanses pores. It also gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells. Peach stone polishes the skin, making it smooth and healthy. This product also removes dirt and oil left on the skin. Available at Beauty Bar, Central Square.
Customize your own exfoliating scrub by mixing these grains with your favorite cleanser or water. Made for all skin types, the grains are enriched with Japanese adzuki bean powder, which will remove any dry patches on your face. It also prompts skin cell turnover. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4.
If you have combination or oily skin, reach for this exfoliating scrub from Clinique. It is a water-based formula that works best for oily skin. Use this once a day by massaging it into your face in a circular motion. It will refine skin leaving it soft and refreshed. Available at SM Makati.
Another way to rid your skin of dead skin is by using exfoliating pads. This product is made for all skin types and is formulated with the right balance of lactic and glycolic acids. Not only will it exfoliate your skin but it will also tone and brighten uneven skin tones. Available on Sephora PH.
Fruits like pineapple and papaya have enzymes that break down dead skin cells and dry skin. This face scrub from Kiehl’s has actual pineapple and papaya in it combined with grains that will naturally exfoliate your skin. After scrubbing, you can leave it on for one to two minutes for the full effects of the treatment. Available at Greenbelt 5.
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