The older I get, the more important exfoliation has become to me. My skin has gotten duller and I am just not down with that. The good thing about exfoliates and scrubs is that they rid your skin of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. The brighter, more youthful skin is what is left behind. The exfoliation process also keeps the skin clean, as too many dead skin cells can clog pores and cause acne, ingrown hairs and wrinkles. Today I am going to walk you through the best exfoliates that I have used for the face, body, feet and scalp.
Exfoliating grains have been popular for a while now, and I have tried my fair share. I have claimed this one or that one have been my favorites overtime, but I have finally come across one that deserves the title “The Best”. Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains.
It is a potent, all-inclusive cleansing face exfoliater with innovative grains that transform from a powder into a gentle, foaming exfoliating cream with the addition of water that cleanses, exfoliates, and clarifies in one step for fresh, clear skin. CREAM! The first time I ever used this exfoliate, it blew my mind. I was expecting a paste-like texture, and was sort-of confused at first over the super creamy feeling. I was skeptical that it wasn’t really going to do anything but I after about a week or two of using them I noticed that my skin looked amazingly smooth and brighter. You can pick this baby up at Sephora.
The skin on my arm, legs, and mid-section is prone to pores that get clogged and ingrown hairs. It is honestly just a pain in the you-know-what. Keeping the skin on my body exfoliated is really important to me. The Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub is one of my favorites because it is super inexpensive (under $7 at NEX) and it actually moisturizes while it exfoliates. You can easily find this in several scents at Ulta.
Exfoliating your feet is an affordable way to keep the dead skin off your keeps. I do enjoy going and getting pedicures ever so often, but in between visits I like to paint my own toes and exfoliate my feet myself. It stretches the professional-looking pedicure even further. The Tree Hut Exfoliating Food Scrub in Peppermint & Sugar is the best foot scrub I have ever used. I love the minty cooling feeling and it does a great job at keeping the skin on my heels looking nice and fresh. You can pick this up from Walmart.
You may be questioning an exfoliate for the scalp, but listen to me. IT. IS. LIFE. CHANGING. I have been using the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt for a little over 2 years now. The house I moved into 2 years ago is on well water, and as a direct result of that I have been getting a lot of buildup at the roots of my hair.
This purifying, moisturizing, and soothing scrub is the ideal detox treatment to remove product buildup and rebalance sensitive or oily scalps. It can also be used as a post-coloring treatment to relieve itchiness and remove chemical residues left on the scalp. Its original formula contains sea salt—a natural exfoliant—which eliminates impurities and supports natural blood circulation. The paste is enriched with a 100 percent plant-derived agent, which offers deep and long-lasting hydration to the scalp even after rinsing, leaving it soothed, rebalanced, and healthy. You can pick this up at Sephora!
If you have used any of these exfoliates or try it out because you read this, please let me know in the comments!
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