Maintaining healthy clean skin requires exfoliation. Exfoliators come in several forms including physical with a texture you can feel, enzymatic with enzymes that sweep away dead skin cells and those using alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Because they maintain your skin at a healthy level, exfoliators are one of the best beauty tricks around. Your skin type and your own personal preference dictate which exfoliator is best for you. Here are some of the best of the best.
ExfoliKate is an enzyme and physical exfoliator that delivers glowing skin fast. Once you apply this green mask, you only leave it on for 20-30 seconds. If you have very strong skin that responds well to intense exfoliation you can leave this on for up to two minutes. This means this product delivers and is a perfect pick for anyone with a busy life. Kate Somerville hit it out of the park with this quick simple solution for glowing skin. Use ExfoliKate once or twice a week to maintain your youthful, glowing appearance.
Created by the doctor who invented the technology behind the Sonicare toothbrush, the Clarisonic is the same concept but for your skin. The brush mounted at one end of the handset oscillates back and forth in tiny amounts 300 times a minute. This gives your skin not only a deep cleaning but also a gentle exfoliation. Users of this product see improvements in their overall skin clarity, fewer acne breakouts and lightening of hyperpigmentation. The brush is also waterproof so you can keep it in the shower so you do not forget to use it daily. This beauty trick is one of the best selling in part because you can use it daily and with any cleanser you choose.
Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Cleansing Gel
With a potent combination of both alpha and beta hydroxy acids, this cleanser minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, deep cleans pores and evens out skin tone. Make sure when using a cleanser like this one that you apply it to the face normally, then leave it on for at least 45 seconds to allow the active ingredients to do their jobs. If you do not leave the product on for a bit, you are just washing those active ingredients right down the drain. You can use this product daily, or just once or twice a week in place of your regular cleanser.
Philosophy’s Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash is a cleanser with small round beads that give an effective physical exfoliation. The beads are so gentle you can use this wash up to twice a day for a consistent exfoliation that will not dry out your skin. This product is a perennial best-seller and is available in various sizes including one that is nearly a full year’s supply.
Sugar Face Scrub by Fresh
This physical exfoliator uses rounded sugar granules to gently slough away dead skin cells on top of your skin. By using sugar to exfoliate, this scrub also hydrates the skin at the same time. Use this scrub once or twice a week after cleansing your skin well. Follow with your favorite moisturizer to complete the regimen and you will get a radiant, dewy glow.
Exfoliators keep the young, fresh, dewy-looking skin on the surface and get rid of congestion in the pores. Because they maintain the skin at a healthy state in multiple ways, they give you one of the best beauty bangs for your buck. Using this beauty trick along with one or two others can keep your skin glowing and radiant every day.