Exfoliators can work wonders for your complexion, unclogging pores, minimizing the signs of aging and brightening skin. Using the wrong formula, however, can leave your skin feeling sorry for itself. Like with any facial treatment, effective exfoliation lies in finding the right product targeted for your skin type. Here’s what to use:
If your skin is: Dry and Dull
Use: Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm. When dry, dead cells build up on the skin’s surface, your complexion simply can shine. Brighten things up with this organic balm formula, which gently sloughs away dead cells with exfoliating silica and nourishing Rose, Lychee and Peppermint. So gentle it can be used two or three times a week, it instantly detoxes, rejuvenates skin and helps protect skin against environmental stress.
If your skin is: Sensitive
Use: Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel – Sensitive
If your usual exfoliator tends to cause redness and irritation, opt for a gentle gel-like peel instead of a more traditional exfoliator. Use this mild organic formula, which breaks down dirt with fruit-derived hydroxy acids and raw sugar cane, once a week to get a softer complexion without upsetting your facial skin.
If your skin is: Showing the Signs of Aging
Use: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm. When it comes to aging skin, it doesn’t get much better than Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm. This revolutionary double-action, multi-use enzyme polish works to transform and brighten dull, rough, congested and lacklustre complexions with a combination of pure BioOrganic Oils and natural rice bran; the refining beads gently dislodge dry skin cells and boost circulation to reveal bright, clear and beautiful skin.
If your skin is: Acne-Prone
Use: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. When dealing with blemishes, you want to deep-cleanse pores without irritating or drying out your complexion. This 100% natural formula with pomegranate enzymes, Pink French Clay and White Willow extract deeply cleanses and exfoliates skin and helps improve its appearance by eliminating toxins and dull and blemished skin cells. Use it once a week and you’ll have clearer skin in no time.
If Your Skin Is: Combination and Sensitive
Use: Pai Skincare Kukui and Jojoba Skin Brightening Exfoliator. Prone to oil and large pores on your T-zone and dryness on your cheeks? Those of you with combination skin will rejoice for this double-duty exfoliator, which is also ideal for sensitive skin prone to acne, redness and eczema. Jojoba beads provide a natural and very gentle buffing action, while the Hawaiian Kukui Oil, a unique blend of Omega 3 & 6, nourishes and leaves skin feeling smooth and moisturised.
If your skin is: Oily and Shiny
Use: Skin & Tonic Gentle Scrub. Since pores appear larger when skin is oily, use an exfoliator that will control sebum build-up on the skin’s surface like this one, made with oat, rosehip and french pink clay. Not only will it minimize the appearance of pores, using this scrub one to two times a week will help prevent breakout, too.
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