When it comes to skincare, most of us know the basics. We know that we should cleanse our skin twice a day to remove all makeup and dirt. We’re also aware that moisturising is essential to prevent wrinkles. But, there is a step which lurks in the depths of skincare’s best kept secrets… exfoliation. If you think your skin’s appearance has room for improvement, it might have something to do with skipping out on this important skincare habit.
As we go about our daily lives, our skin is exposed to harmful pollutants that causes the surface to become dry, hardened and rough. Exfoliation is the process of sloughing off these dead surface cells. Once the dead layer is off, newer cells will come to the surface, revealing the nice, healthier, younger skin below — that’s why exfoliants leaves your skin feeling softer, smoother and looking a little brighter. Regardless of your skin type, exfoliation should be a key part of your beauty regime to help maintain a glowing complexion (we’re talking the ability to diminish acne scarring, blemishes, blackheads, excess oil, roughened skin). Read all about them here:
URIAGE Exfoliating Scrub
Perfect for sensitive skin types, this ultra-gentle, 2-in-1 facial and body exfoliating gel is paraben-free, soap-free and hypoallergenic. With a double cleansing action, the transparent, blue lagoon gel comprises of exfoliating microbeads that delicately eliminates dead skin cells and removes all impurities without causing any aggression. Skin is left cleansed, radiant and extremely soft.
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(was retailing at $42.90).
CLARINS One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
As fast and gentle as it is effective, this daily detox cleanser polishes away makeup, embedded impurities and dead surface cells in one time-saving step to give clogged pores a breather and reveal glowing skin beneath. Orange extract works to soften, refresh and revive while moringa seed extract, with anti-pollution benefits, purifies and refines skin to help restore its natural radiance.
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(was retailing at $50).
LANEIGE Essential Power Skin Refiner
The ultimate hydration for parched skin, this moisturizing toner works wonders in replenishing skin's optimal moisture levels. Energizing skin and restoring healthy skin turnover, hyacinth extracts flushes out pollutants and other harmful substances so skin stays clear. As exfoliating enzymes refine skin's surface, nutrient-rich royal jelly extracts restores moisture in dry, roughened skin for a healthy appearance.
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(was retailing at $46).MAMONDE Aqua Peel Overnight Cream
Smooth your complexion while you sleep with this overnight cream that provides mild peeling action and continuous hydration to deliver smooth and moist skin by morning. Made with AHA components that are effective in exfoliation, it removes accumulated dead skin cells while plum blossom extracts deliver abundant nourishment and hydration to keep the skin in a state of moisture.
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(was retailing at $28).CAUDALIE Purifying Mask
Created to purge skin of blemishes, the combination of kaolin and bentonite clay soaks up excess oil, diminishes the appearance of pores, and removes dead skin cells. Perfect for use as a weekly detox or acne spot treatment, it offers remarkable results as it nourishes and deeply moisturizes to reveal the complexion's true radiance without drying the skin.