Face Scrub, Peel and Exfoliate
Scrub that skin! Well, use a scrub, but don’t physically scrub it, of course – that is not good beauty practice! My skin gets drier and drier as the winter months move on, and I like to incorporate a once or twice weekly exfoliation into my skincare routine.
Here are a few of my current favourites.
Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Vitamin C Peel, £59.50, John Lewis, philosophyskincare.co.uk
Whilst the formulation brightens even the dullest of complexions, its’ zesty aromatic blend of Peppermint Oil and Cucumber works similarly on the mind, helping to banish fatigue and stimulate the senses – this smells lovely and you will love using it twice a week. Use on dry skin, two or three times a week, leaving on for 1 to 3 minutes prior to removing with warm water, or a damp face cloth. If your skin is sensitive, use just once a week.
Emulsion Face Wash Base, £13, and Powder Exfoliant Add On, £9, emulsion.co.uk
Emulsion is one of those fun beauty brands, where you get to concoct the final potion yourself. I wrote about them in the recent body exfoliation post. This time use the SLS fragrance-free Face Wash Base, and add the Powder Exfoliant which contains turmeric, ginseng, marshmallow, California poppy tea, and aloe. This mix will soothe and moisturise, so it is excellent for use on sensitive skins.
Indeed Labs Exfoliator II facial Powder Exfoliator, £24.99, Boots
New from Indeed Labs last month, this is jam-packed with a unique combination of enzymatic exfoliating actives that work together to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and promote cell renewal as they clean. You just mix it to a foam with water, and apply daily – you can use this gentle product every day if you want. It contains pineapple enzymes, rice bran extract, and hyaluronic acid, flax and celery seed extracts, as well as oligosaccharides from the nopal cacti to stimulate the skin’s natural exfoliation.