If exfoliation hasn’t made its way into your skincare routine, then you might not be giving your skin the care it needs to effectively absorb the products you put in. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, and though this process makes it easier for any essences or serums to fully absorb into the skin, it also helps rid the skin of excess oil that might otherwise lead to blemishes or acne.
Take a look at the bathrooms of Singaporean women and you’re guaranteed to find one (or two or three) facial scrubs. This is because as a result of growing up in the humid weather of Singapore, most women (and men) crave that feeling of squeaky clean and smooth skin. And since hot and humid weather usually equal to sweaty skin, clogged pores and frequent break outs, many of us rely on face scrubs to give our skin the fastest and most fuss-free DIY facials.
While most face scrubs contain exfoliating beads to basically slough away dead skin cells that have accumulated on our skin, some physical exfoliators contain exfoliating granules that are made of crushed kernels, which can cause micro tears on skin’s surface and further irritate sensitive skin or aggravate blemishes. Here, some of the best and gentlest skin exfoliators to use for breakout-prone skin: