Exfoliating is extremely important when it comes to maintaining skin that’s healthy, clear, smooth, and glowing. The right exfoliator will rid you of dulling debris such as dry skin, and will help your skin better absorb moisture from lotions. You do have to be careful though; over doing it with an exfoliator can really irritate the skin.
In order to exfoliate right, do it about once a week or prior to applying a thick body butter or sunless tanner. If you suffer from extremely dry skin and feel the best if you exfoliate daily, just be sure you’re using an exfoliant that’s not too harsh.
Below you’ll find our favorite budget-friendly exfoliants that’ll make your skin happy for the up-coming season:
1. MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub
This vegan friendly exfoliator would make the perfect addition to your skincare regime — it’s extremely gentle and effective. Use it once a week to wash away the dry skin on your face and to soften the skin’s surface.
2. Merlot Exfoliating Scrub
This exfoliator is a bit harsh on the face, but it’s perfect for the body! After shaving or prior to using body wash, apply this fragrant scrub in a circular motion to your legs, feet, arms, and chest area. Your skin will feel extremely smooth afterward!
Updated: Merlot no longer makes the exfoliating scrub—however their regular cleanser is excellent. Linked below. For a body scrub that smells great and is budget friendly, we recommend the Watermelon Scrub from Tree Hut. You can find it at Target!
3. L’Oreal Go 360 Clean
This scrub is gentle enough for daily use and will deeply clean your face without over-drying. It’s also very effective when it comes to removing oil, dirt, and makeup.
Update: This scrub has also been discontinued…womp.
4. Oatmeal ‘n Honey Natural Facial Scrub
Get the best bang for your buck with this exfoliator from Queen Helene! This gentle exfoliator unclogs pores, removes dead cells from the surface, and replenishes lost moisture with honey. Apply it once weekly or every other day.
Due to the honey, this exfoliant is perfect for dry hands as well! Simply wash your hands with this scrub whenever your hands start to feel dry or itchy.
How often do you exfoliate your skin? Let us know in the comments below!