Here are 8 easy ways to exfoliate without a scrub

Here are 8 easy ways to exfoliate without a scrub
Here are 8 easy ways to exfoliate without a scrub

Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by MyGh.Online


Traditional scrubs will get your there, but some contain microbeads, which we have discovered have their own health dangers as the tiny plastic particles build up in lakes and endanger wildlife.

We have come up with 9 healthy alternatives to your scrubs.

Read on for what your need to know about them.

Save yourself some time and water and give gloves a try. The woven material works quickly and all on its own, no need for any product. Skip them if you’ve got dry skin, however; scrubbing at flakes can irritate and make them worse, so you’re better off using a body peel.

“These are great in the summer if you’re prone to body acne or get ingrown hairs on your legs,” says dermatologist Mona Gohara.

If your skin is too sensitive for heavy-duty peels, or you suffer from keratosis pilaris, which can be irritated by gritty scrubbing, then body lotions containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids do the trick.

“They tend to release the active ingredients a little bit slower than a mask, so it’s not a big punch all at one time,” explains Gohara. Better still, they’re gentle enough to use every day.

Draining bloated lymph nodes can help make your skin appear smoother temporarily. Look for a brush with soft, short bristles, so it’s not irritating.

“When you get rid of dead skin cells, your other products can get in there and work better,” says Gohara. In other words, peels will make your moisturizers and anti-aging treatments more effective. They’re also one of Gohara’s top picks for patients with acne.

She recommends looking for products containing ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acids. Don’t try to use a body peel over your face. Face peels are formulated with different levels of acids for the delicate skin.

If you’re an I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it kind of person, then these gel exfoliators are meant for you. With a little bit of friction, you can see your dead skin rolling away.

Although this method works for any skin type, Gohara says it’s especially good for people with acne scarring or anyone starting to notice deep wrinkles. “By traumatizing the skin, you’re actually stimulating it to produce more collagen,” she says.

“You’d be surprised by the actual benefit of just using a washcloth and a basic cleanser,” says Gohara, who favors Dove White Beauty Bar for its moisturizing properties. Work in circular motions all over the face to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. Simple as that.

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