Exfoliators remove the oldest dead skin from the skin’s outermost surface. There are 2 kinds of exfoliators. Physical ones slough off dead skin cells using granules of some type, while chemical ones do it using face acids. Both gives softer skin, lightens acne scars and improves skin texture without turning red or creating wrinkles in the process. It unclogs pores, which purifies the skin and guard against damaging effects of pollution. It prevents acne and breakouts. It helps other skincare products penetrate deeper into the skin. Exfoliation evens skin tone, smoothens the skin, boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage.Though its important to exfoliate 2-3 times a week , its much more essential to look for an exfoliator which doesn’t has any harsh ingredients like walnut shells as they tend to cause micro cuts on your skin. Here are 5 of the exfoliators which are not only gentle on the skin but also does job pretty well:
BIOTIQUE BIO PAPAYA REVITALIZING TAN REMOVAL SCRUB (₹149)
- It can be used for normal to oily skin type but people with sensitive skin should do a patch test before using on full face.
- Exfoliates dark skin and unclogs open pores
- Keep the skin smooth and refreshed
- Lightens and brightens skin tone
- Avoid using more than 2 times a week due to papaya extra.
KHADI NATURAL FACE SCRUB ROSE AND PAPAYA (₹125)
- It really works well for oily and acne prone skin.
- Deeply cleanses the skin, removes dirt particles, excess oil from the surface
- Unclogs the pores, removes dead skin cells
- Enriched with beneficial oils
WOW CHARCOAL FACE SCRUB (₹375)
- It is highly recommended for people with congested pores and blackheads.
- Contains no sulphate, parabens, mineral oils and synthetic colors
- It helps to brighten the skin and remove signs of dullness.
- The presence of Vitamins B3 and B5 helps fade pigmentation while liquoric extract lightens the skin tone
FAB INDIA CHARCOAL FACE SCRUB (₹360)
- It is suitable for combination to oily skin.
- Helps to deep cleanse without drying out the skin.
- It is really gentle on the skin and can be used by people with sensitive skin.
- You may also use it as a body scrub to smoothen the skin and remove tan.
NIVEA SKIN REFINING SCRUB (₹190)
- It can be used by people with normal to combination skin.
- The refined particles doesn’t irritate the skin.
- It helps to gt rid of excess sebum and dirt from the face.