The holidays may bring about cheer, but the same may not be said about your skin. Come the winter months, a.k.a. the season of harsh conditions and frigid temperatures, your skin may become anything but jolly. Luckily, a regular exfoliation regimen can slough away dead skin cells to promote silky skin and a radiant complexion. Here, five exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, and wipes to help make the season (and your skin!) bright.
1. Mio Skincare Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator
This one's for the overachiever in you. With a mixture of pumice, lava, and bamboo, plus papaya and pineapple enzymes, this small-but-mighty tube is packed with both physical and acidic exfoliating properties for double the smoothness. The presence of organic shea butter and almond oil help to nourish and calm your skin as well.
2. Cane + Austin Retexturizing Body Pads
Try an out-of-shower exfoliation regimen with acid-based wipes. These are infused with glycolic acid, as well as vitamins A, C, and E and are gentle enough to use on any skin type. Just sweep one over your driest body parts once or twice a week, then sit back and notice the change in your skin.
3. Peter Thomas Roth Strawberry Scrub
If you're not one to suffer from scaly skin—lucky you!—it's still important to exfoliate regularly to promote cell turnover. Instead of a harsh scrub, opt for a gentle solution that uses a blend of natural ingredients with rounded particles that won't scratch your skin. This one contains strawberry extract, jojoba oil, and almond seed meal.
4. Origins Clear Improvement Detoxifying Charcoal Body Scrub
Buff away dry skin patches with a scrub that contains a blend of sea salt and brown sugar and you'll wind up with silky skin. Add a purifying ingredient like charcoal to the mix and you've got an exfoliator that doubles as a deep cleanser. If you've got oily skin, this detoxifying formula is a game-changer.
5. Fresh Cocoa Exfoliating Body Soap
Here's a guilt-free way to get your chocolate fix: Opt for a soap that smells like a chocolate bar! Crushed coconut shells and cocoa powders slough away dead skin while cocoa butter helps soften and moisturize. Now that's one sweet exfoliation experience!