Post by Hannah Tyrrell

Exfoliating has come a long way since your teenage years. We’re more aware of the environmental damage of microbeads (if you’re not, Google it and never use them again) and we’ve leaped ahead to more sophisticated forms of exfoliation. But do you know which is right for your skin type?

Oily / acne-prone skin

Struggle with oiliness? Chances are you’re familiar with the odd breakout. For you, a gentle nudge of exfoliating salicylic or glycolic acid will really help keep pores clear. Designed to break down dead skin cells and control surface oil, Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads are the perfect exfoliator.

With high levels of (you guessed it) glycolic acid, they’ll help prevent clogged pores and exfoliate the skin’s surface – useful for treating acne scarring. Blue daisy helps tackle inflammation – the ideal ingredient for angry acne – while hyaluronic acid prevents skin from drying out. Expect smoother, brighter and younger-looking skin. Go get ‘em!

Dry skin

Dry skin needs a dead skin sloughing exfoliator, with added moisturising properties. Enter Nuxe Exfoliating Facial Gel – a gentle scrub that’ll help remove those flaky dead skin cells, with added rosa damascena. Eh? Sorry – that’s a form of soothing rose extract actually, excellent for moisturising dry skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory, so it’ll help combat any redness. Give it a go…



Normal/combination skin

Hello, Miss Combo! Well, aren’t you the lucky one? Your skin still needs the odd exfoliation, but a lack of excess oil or build-up of dead skin cells means you can embrace any and most exfoliators. Top tip? Indulge in a daily exfoliation as you cleanse, by removing your cleanser with a clean face cloth. Gently rub the skin with the textured surface and you’re good to go. Gentle, easy and super effective – it’s a beauty editor’s secret weapon!

Aging skin

Aging skin can benefit from exfoliation too! Skin cell renewal can really improve how anti-aging active ingredients in your other products penetrate the skin. Our suggestion? Combine your exfoliation and anti-aging ingredients into one powerful product. Perricone MD’s Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment is a 3-in-1 cosmeceutical powerhouse, with cleansing, exfoliating and toning ingredients. Super gentle, it’s purges pores of dirt, makeup and aging pollutants, all while helping remove dead skin cells and conditioning the skin. Added copper helps boost natural collagen and elastin levels too, for plumper, firmer and younger-looking skin. Clever!


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