Our skin knows how to repair itself, although it can recover from irritation much quicker if you exfoliate regularly. Doing this will help your skin shed dead skin cells more effectively and address issues like scarring much faster. You are also less likely to clog your pores if you make it a habit to clean them out!
But mind you, effective exfoliators aren't always in the form of harsh scrubs that cause tears on the skin overtime. You can help your skin renew itself with chemical exfoliators and gentle physical scrubs, as well. Here are a few of our favorites that you might end up loving, too:
COSRx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, P963, theskincarecurator.com
A K-beauty favorite, this chemical exfoliant will clean out your pores and minimize blackheads. It has a gentler form of BHA called Betaine Salicylate that won't cause too much redness.
Cure Aqua Natural Gel, P1500, Beauty Bar
Slough off dead skin cells with Japan's best-selling exfoliant. Just massage the gel on your skin for a few seconds and watch all the dead skin come off.
Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off, P645, SM Mall of Asia
Rice is popular in Asia as a brightening ingredient, and this mask combines that property with exfoliation.
Pixi Skintreats Glow Peel Pads, P1390, Glamourbox
A quick yet intense exfoliant that can pass as a toner, this one has 20% glycolic acid that helps with improving the appearance of textured and acne-prone skin.
Swan Facial Konjac Puff Sponge, P90, Beautymnl
If you have sensitive skin that reacts violently to acids and scrubs, use a konjac sponge instead. Simply run this sponge under water until it softens and use it with your usual cleanser.
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, P1340, Sephora.ph
Here's a strong glycolic acid toner that exfoliates the skin and soothes with aloe vera. We don't recommend using this more than once a day, although regular usage does show positive results.
Lush Cup o Coffee Exfoliating Mask, Glorietta 4
Your love for coffee will intensify once you experience the smoothing effects of this exfoliating mask.
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Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive, Beauty Bar
Even out your skin tone with this at-home AHA peel enriched with organic juices from green apple, lemon, and grape. It comes in both a sensitive and a full strength formula that'll cater to the severity of your skin concerns.
Philosophy Resurface The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel, P4199, Sephora.ph
For an at-home spa treatment that you can do yourself, this two-step exfoliator is for you. This duo can give your skin its dose of vitamin C, peptides, salicylic acid, and lactic acid to aid in overall rejuvenation.