7 Facial Scrubs That Won’t Dry Out Your Skin

These options will leave you pretty, not pruney

Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste, $67.
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Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste, $67.

Available at Aesop stores.

Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub, $25.40.
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Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub, $25.40.

Available at Watsons.

Fresh Sugar Face Polish, $95.
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Fresh Sugar Face Polish, $95.

Available at the Fresh boutique and Sephora stores.

La Mer The Refining Facial, $180.
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La Mer The Refining Facial, $180.

Available at La Mer counters.

St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub + Mask, $9.90.
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St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub + Mask, $9.90.

Available at Watsons.

Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, $60.
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Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, $60.

Available at Sephora stores.

DHC Facial Scrub, $24.90.
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DHC Facial Scrub, $24.90.

Available at Watsons.

In case you didn’t know what the rule of thumb is when it comes to exfoliation, it’s this: Do it once or twice a week for velvety smooth and baby soft skin.

We like face scrubs in particular - as compared to peels and devices - because they give you more control when you’re massaging the product on. (Try not to scrub too hard as over-exfoliating can leave skin red and sensitive after, though.)

Bonus: After sloughing off all that dead skin, your skincare products will penetrate better too.

Here are seven of our fave scrubs that will do the job gently and effectively.

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Are cleaner and tighter pores just a mask away? Check out our Tried & Tested: Pore Refining Masks.