The secret to better skin might just be the step you always skip. Cleansing and moisturizing are second nature to one’s routine, but exfoliating can make an unreliable difference in keeping your skin smooth, radiant, and even better, reducing random breakouts. But it’s a process that often needs a little explanation—it’s not as simple as slathering on an emollient-rich cream and calling it a day.
There are different types of exfoliators—physical and chemical—and they slough off dead skin cells in their very own way. What you choose depends greatly on your skin type and how you react to specific ingredients, but we gave you the best of both worlds by picking out a few of our favorites in both exfoliating categories. Keep scrolling to get the lowdown and shop these beauty buys.
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