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Six Exfoliating Peels And Scrubs That’ll Give Your Skin A New Lease Of Life!

Six Exfoliating Peels And Scrubs That’ll Give Your Skin A New Lease Of Life!
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor3 years ago
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We know all Glossies want gorgeous, glowing skin. So we've got more expert skincare knowledge to share with you! As we've said many times before, exfoliating is the perfect way to revive your skin. An exfoliators main job is to bring back a natural glow to your complexion, by ridding your skin of dead skin cells and unclogging pores of dirt and impurities. However, they also help smooth and soften your complexion!

Read on to find out all you need to know about exfoliating peels and scrubs, their benefits and our recommended exfoliating products...

The Different Types Of Exfoliating Peels And Scrubs

There are three different types of exfoliators:

  1. Physical - Physical exfoliators buff away dead skin using a fine grit (or exfoliating beads) whilst also unblocking pores.
  2. Chemical - These exfoliators (including AHAs BHAs) penetrate deep into your skin, breaking down the ‘glue’ that keeps dead skin cells attached to your skin’s surface.
  3. Enzymes - Enzyme exfoliators dissolve dead skin cells with little to no scrubbing.

Why Are Exfoliating Peels And Scrubs Good For Your Skin

There are many benefits of incorporating exfoliating peels into your skincare regimes. These include:

  • Buffing away dead skin cells
  • Unclogging pores
  • Smoothening your skin's texture
  • Helps to brighten your complexion
  • Allows creams used afterwards to absorb into the skin better

Six Exfoliating Peels & Scrubs To Try For A Clear Complexion

Consider these six amongst the high achievers of the exfoliating world...

GLOSSYBOX Skincare Exfoliating Clay Scrub

We wouldn't put together a list of peels and scrubs without including our very own Exfoliating Clay Scrub!To leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed, our scrub is made of a blend of three hardworking ingredients that are great for glowing skin. Rice makes for a great exfoliator, gently buffing away dead skin cells from even the trickiest of areas to reach, while Cornish clay draws out your skin’s impurities to deeply cleanse pores, while leaving the skin looking shine-free. Specifically used to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and other factors that contribute to a dull complexion, lactic acid helps to restore your complexion’s natural radiance, while superhero ingredient glycolic acid also helps to exfoliate and unclogging pores to reveal smoother skin.

PIXI Peel and Polish

This radiance-reviving formula resurfaces skin to help improve tone and texture, letting you enjoy the experience a professional salon treatment from home. Utilising Natural Fruit Enzymes, Sugar Extracts and Lactic Acid, the skin-polishing peel gently exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, more refined complexion. After this peel you'll also notice your skin's natural brightness has been restored, reigniting a healthy-looking glow!

Filorga Oxygen Peel

Reveal a radiant complexion with this daily treatment that'll transform the texture and appearance of your skin. Working to combat the effects of environmental stressors and fatigue, this anti-ageing face lotion uses miracle ingredient Hyaluronic Acid to restore moisture and plump the skin, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bio-Active Oxygen Sensors also stimulate the production of oxygen in your skin's cells, refining pores and smoothing your complexion's surface.

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

This rinse-off cream-mask contains natural fruit enzymes of exfoliating papaya and calming pineapple to smooth and brighten the complexion. It also contains nourishing milk protein, anti-oxidant rich vitamin E and marine algae to moisturise and repair.

Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel

Rejuvenate dull, lifeless skin with this multi-acid peel. Its delicate but powerful formula accelerates cell renewal, leaving your complexion revitalised and refreshed following its two-phase intensive treatment. Phase 1 comprises a fortifying blend of three complex acids - AHA, BHA and TXA - which combining to resurface lacklustre skin. Invigorating and effective, these three components unite to encourage a supple, younger-looking visage. Phase 2 sees Holy Basil, a natural plant-based product high in antioxidants, merge with Omega-rich Oils to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier, soothe blemishes and revive stressed complexions.

Perricone MD No:Rinse Exfoliating Peel

This liquid facial peel is packed with beneficial ingredients to brighten and smoothen the complexion. Lightweight and easy to apply, this radiance-enhancing solution with Hyaluronic Acid, Copper Complex and L-Carnitine works to peel away dead skin cells and renew the appearance of your skin. Perricone MD's exfoliating peel also rebalances moisture levels to plump out fine lines, all whilst restoring smoothness and glow.

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!