Six Essential Exfoliating Products to Combat Dry Skin

Posted by Cynira on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:41 PM

Between the holiday season, great food and killer fashion, winter is undeniably one of our favorite times of year. But cuddly knits, get-togethers and long cuddle sessions aside, it’s no real surprise the dry and chilling seasonal air can also be pretty harsh on our skin.

And while we may slap on the thickest creams and moisturizers we can find, beating chapped and dry skin goes beyond daily moisturization. To properly give our skin some care and rehabilitation, bringing exfoliating scrubs and washes into your routine is always a smart move, being that such products shed away the dry and flaking skin.

To properly adjust your skincare routine to the cold and changing elements, here’s six essential exfoliators which will totally soften and smooth your skin in a jiffy. 

For Softer Arms and Legs

While most people assume that exfoliation is crucial for a glowing complexion, it’s also essential to exfoliate your body as well, especially since dry and chapped skin call also appear on your legs, arms and knees.

And yes, you can use a loofah help buff away dead skin, but it’s best to add a skin softening scrub into the mix to give your skin some needed rejuvenation. To start, the Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator ($34.99) gently removes dryness and leaves the skin glowing and smooth.

Similarly, the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant ($68.69) uses gentle crystals to effectively polish skin without harsh irritation.

But if you want to step up your exfoliation regimen a bit, the Mama Mio Mio Double Buff Enzyme Exfoliator ($47.99) leaves skin buff and radiant, thanks to an exfoliating pumice, lava and bamboo formula.

For A Smooth Complexion

Like you would scrub your body, exfoliating your face proves to be a worthwhile task, being that it nips dry and dehydrated skin from becoming an overwhelming problem.

For some effective facial exfoliation, the Sisley Botanical Gentle Facial Buffing Cream ($68.69) easily improves skin’s texture and tone, courtesy of fine polishing granules.  But, if your skin is on the sensitive side, use the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($55.99), as it exfoliates effectively without unwanted redness and irritability.

However, if you’re skin is looking dull and lifeless, the Kiehl's Clearly Corrective White Skin Brightening Exfoliator ($45.99) works as fast pick-me-up, leaving your face looking luminous and healthy.