Top Beauty Picks: Exfoliators For Every Type of Skin

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March 7, 2012 ‐ By Samantha Rumph

 

Exfoliation is a key step that many of us unfortunately skip. Women often don’t realize the quest for youthful looking skin begins with a weekly exfoliation of their skin. Not only does it rid the skin of dead skin cells, it promotes the production of new cells. Overtime, it will aid in clearing the scars left behind from acne marks. It is recommended that we exfoliate a minimum of once per week. I guarantee it will leave your skin feeling smoother, healthy, and most importantly, youthful. If you’re not sure where to start, read on for recommendations on the different types of exfoliators that work best with your skin type.

DRY SKIN

For dry skin, the best route is using an exfoliator designed for dry skin – doing this will help decrease the chances of causing further dryness.

fresh Sugar Face Polish: $55.00

ORIGINS Modern Friction 1.7 fl./oz.: $18.50

 

OILY SKIN

When it comes to oily skin, look for exfoliators with BHA, it will exfoliate the skin’s surface and inside the pores.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub: $4.00

CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub: $18.50

 

COMBINATION SKIN

If you have combination skin, use exfoliators that help to balance your oily and dry skin, so that you aren’t left with a parched tight feeling on your face.

boscia Smoothing Facial Polish: $25.00

LUSH OCEAN SALT 4.2 oz: $19.95

 

SENSITIVE SKIN

Those with sensitive skin should avoid exfoliating products with a high concentration of glycolic acid. Opt for exfoliators designed specifically for your skin.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub Oil-Free: $7.00

CLARINS One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser: $35.00

 

(Tips: Always remember to research products before purchasing. Also, remember to use the product on a small surface of your skin before using on your entire face.)

 

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  • Sameerah Wisdom

    Queen Helene’s Mint Julip facial scrub and Mint Julip mask are wonderful! You can get them both for under $10!!

  • LippyLiz

    I have sensitive skin and I have found the best exfoliating wash for me is a combination of Dove Unscented, Sensitive Skin bar soap and the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Dampen your face, lather your hands with the dove, use a less-than-dime-sized amount of facial scrub and gently massage onto your face. I like to leave it on until I’ve cleansed the rest of my body, then rinse from head-to-toe.  The steam in the shower makes my face feel baby-butt smooth!

    • LippyLiz

      Side Note: Probably the least expensive, too!

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  • Gmarie

    St. Ives Apricot scrub is tried and true. Especially for a more reasonable budget. I’m a huge fan of TKO Skin coconut complexion polish.

  • Gmarie

    St. Ives Apricot scrub is tried and true. Especially for a more reasonable budget. I’m a huge fan of TKO Skin coconut complexion polish.

    • Fjackson19721

      I have used St. Ives Apricot scrub in the past and it was good. I now use Mary Kay which is a lot pricier. I really need a good moisturizer.

      • LippyLiz

         If you have excessively dry skin, try using Eucerin SPF Facial Moisturizer. It doesn’t leave a greasy film and has sunscreen added. Most Blacks don’t know we need just as much sunscreen as our melanin-lacking counterparts. This is a reason some of our skin is so dry and susceptible to breakouts/blemishes.

  • Love_Sexy

    You can make your own exfoliating scrubs at home which is way better and more cheaper than the ones listed in the article….I make my own sea salt scrub (sea salt mix with olive oil) and it do wonders for glowing skin.

  • REGAL

    Most exfoliating products are not meant for brown/dark skin and some of them just leave the skin patchy and irritated. I personally use a face exfoliating brush to which I add my usual shower/bath cream and I don’t have to worry about what those other products will do to my skin….and it works amazingly.

  • REGAL

    Most exfoliating products are not meant for brown/dark skin and some of them just leave the skin patchy and irritated. I personally use a face exfoliating brush to which I add my usual shower/bath cream and I don’t have to worry about what those other products will do to my skin….and it works amazingly.

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