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Exfoliants: picking what's right for you

Exfoliants: picking what's right for you

Why is exfoliation an important step in any skincare routine? Because removing dead skin cells helps to improve texture, prevent breakouts, and give you that always-desirable all-over glow.

There are two kinds of exfoliation:

1. Physical

Products like scrubs that use fine grains or particles to rub off the outer layer of skin. While a scrub can feel satisfying to use, they should never leave your skin raw or damaged feeling! One we love is HoliFrog Como Popp-E Renewal Scrubby Wash, which is so gentle it can actually help IMPROVE your skin barrier!!

2. Chemical

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

AHAs exfoliate the surface level of skin help peel away the surface layer of skin and allow new skin cells to generate, meaning these exfoliants are good for hyperpigmentation, melasma, scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines, and surface wrinkles. 

Our top m + b picks:

HoliFrog Shasta AHA Refining Wash

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash

Pestle and Mortar Glycolic Acid Toner

Pestle and Mortar Lactic Acid Exfoliating Toner

InstaNatural Glycolic Peel

InstaNatural Glycolic Cleanser 

Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

BHAs are oil soluble and can get deeper into the pores, helping to remove dead skin cells and excess oil. These acids are mainly used to combat blemishes and sun damage.