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7 Best Exfoliating Products To Make Your Face Acne and Blemish Free

Updated on July 10, 2013

Who doesn’t want a face which is flawless and radiant and of course without any acne, blemishes and blackheads. However it is not as easy as it seems to make your skin look beautiful. You need to follow a proper skin care routine which should include proper cleansing, moisturizing, steaming and exfoliation.

Exfoliation is one essential step which we often tend to ignore. It not just helps in removing the dead layer of the skin but also acts as a great way to prevent acne scars, blemishes and blackheads too. In this post I am writing about the 7 best exfoliating products which will certainly make your skin better and beautiful.

If you are looking for Natural Scrubs for your face then do read my post on 5 Best Natural Exfoliating Scrubs for Face

Choose Exfoliating Products According to Skin Type
Choose Exfoliating Products According to Skin Type

Choose Exfoliating Products According to Skin Types

Oily skin or Acne Prone skin: If you have oily skin, then you need to buy a scrub which will help you get rid of oil from the face as well as open up the clogged pores of the skin too.

You should go ahead and purchase exfoliants with beta hydroxy acids because they help to prevent acne breakouts, they are also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial too.

Go for Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant, $15 or St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub ($3.49).

Dry skin: If you have dry skin, then buy a scrub which will help to tighten your skin as well as make it more firm too.

The scrub should be able to minimize the fine lines and wrinkles too. Since your skin is dehydrated so choose a scrub which contains low-dose alpha hydroxy acids and those which have moisturizing abilities too.

Go for- NeoStrata Face Cream AHA 15, $38 and Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength ($45).

Sensitive Skin: If you have sensitive skin, you need to buy an exfoliating product which is soft on your skin, it should not be harsh and free of chemicals too.

Go ahead and buy one which has jojoba seeds. You may opt for Desert Essence Gentle Stimulating Facial Scrub, $6.99 or Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator ($45).

Normal/Combination Skin: You can buy those exfoliating products which have either alpha hydroxyl acids or beta hydroxyl acids.

Try out Philosophy’s The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel, $68 or Bio Program Ultra-Soft Exfoliator

Which Exfoliating Products Should I Buy For Myself?

There are countless exfoliating products for face available in the market and you are wondering as to which one you should buy.

Well, here are some of the best exfoliating products which I am writing about in this post, these are based upon the number of reviews received on various beauty sites like sephora, allure as well as amazon. So decide for yourself and go for it…

1. Fresh Sugar Face Polish Scrub

This exfoliator is meant for those with dry skin. Being a natural exfoliator it hydrates your skin well owing to the presence of brown sugar and wild strawberries.It has a sweet smell too which will give you the feeling of aromatherapy.

2. Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads

These are primarily anti-aging skin cleansing pads which not just cleanses the skin but exfoliates it well. The prime ingredients in these exfoliating pads includes: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, willow bark.

It also has extracts of oat and witch hazel. These are soft pads and smell great. Once you use them, they will not just make your skin clean but also helps in removing the dead skin cells too. Thereby giving you a glowing complexion.

3. CosMedix Pure Enzymes Exfoliating Mask

This is an exfoliating face mask meant for those who have an acne prone skin. It works effectively in unclogging the skin pores and thereby removes dirt and impurities which are the prime cause of acne.

It is basically a rose colored serum and smells just like berries. Your skin will feel refreshed and relaxed. This is non grainy exfoliating mask but those with rosacea or with sensitive skin should not use this mask.

4. Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator

This is an oil free and clay based exfoliator which helps in detoxifying the skin as well as helps in removing the skin impurities.This exfoliator is formulated from granular mineral from algae and thus it works well to not just refine the skin pores but also diminishes them well. It also contains salicylic acid which prevents acne breakouts and also nourishes the skin well.

5. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

It is one of the top selling exfoliating treatment and gives some really remarkable results. This is an all in one exfoliator for treating your acne, blackheads, skin discoloration. Apart from this, it also makes your skin refreshed by acting as a skin polisher.

So, if you want a smooth complexion this one is for you to buy. This intensive exfoliating treatment makes use of fruit enzymes to give your skin a healthy and youthful glow. This can be used for all skin types but not for those with sensitive skin.

6. Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

If you have oily skin then this scrub will be ideal for you to use. It is a water based scrub and helps in removing flaky and dead skin, it also helps in unclogging the pores of the skin and makes your skin soft and beautiful.

7. Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub

This is a densely textured face scrub meant for your energizing your face. Almost everyone of us wants to get a renewed look and give our face that extra attention which it really demands. This is a walnut scrub which has been formulated to treat the dead skin of our face as well as to make our skin beautiful.

The prime ingredients found in this walnut complexion scrub includes: aloevera, chamomile, Korean ginseng and walnut powder. You simply need to apply it to your wet skin and then massage with light hands for a few minutes. Next rinse with warm water to get that radiant glow.

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    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot knowledge seeker for liking this post, you are right this will help all the women who suffer from acne and pimples

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      5 years ago

      very nice and informative post especially for ladies. great info. thanks for sharing. flourish my friend!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      Hi Marlene, so good to know that you liked this post, exfoliation is a must for our skins and it does help in keeping your face acne free too.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      5 years ago from USA

      Exfoliation is excellent advice. I never thought about using a toothbrush! I really like that idea a lot.


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