A good scrub on your face feels like it’s working major magic, but over scrubbing can cause the exact opposite of what you’d want exfoliating to do — dehydration, redness, and premature aging. It may not have been something you’ve been taught from the start, but it’s time to dump the facial scrubs. Instead, turn to exfoliating acids with ingredients such as glycolic acid, AHAs, and BHA, and enzymes such as pumpkin, papaya, and pineapple.
Don’t let the term chemical exfoliant scare you though — it’s just as simple as slathering product on your skin. Here are our favourites: