A key component of my skin care routine strongly disagrees with a certain TLC anthem, because, yes, I DO want some scrubs! I especially want them on my face. At this stage in the age game I can’t imagine trying to keep my mug in top form without exfoliating on a regular basis to encourage dead skin cells to move along, minimize my chief nemeses (aka acne scars and hyperpigmentation, grr) and to achieve something resembling glowing skin. As we head into the bosom of cold weather, which is when I really step up my sloughing game, I thought I’d share my top three faves.
- My longest love affair has been with NeoStrata Skin Resurfacing Duo, a two-step crystalline scrub and liquid activator system. It’s my go-to when I want to banish dull skin and basically get a new face. After all these years it never disappoints me, delivering maximum radiance while smoothing skin to baby soft status.
- Holding steady on the gentler end of the sloughing scale and perfect for daily use, IMO, is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. The rice-based powder transforms into a paste with a few drops of water to create a just-right polisher.
- The newest addition to my exfoliation nation is Vasanti Brighten Up! It’s an enzyme-rich grainy formula that I use for weekly buffing, either as a spot treatment or for quickie-style pampering (which means I leave it on for a few minutes in the shower). Bonus points: it’s made by a female-founded Canadian company and the large tube lasts forever.
What exfoliators do you swear by?