All About Exfoliation!

Meaning of ‘Exfoliate’

Dictionary meaning of the word ‘Exfoliate’ says, wash or rub ( a part of the body) with a granular substance to remove dead skin cells. In other words, Exfoliation means to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, in order to improve its appearance.

Benefits of Exfoliation

  • The prime and the most important purpose of Exfoliating is to remove the layer of dead skin cells, revealing the new, clean and healthy looking skin beneath.
  • Reduces acne breakouts.
  • Unclogs pores.
  • Improves the texture of the skin.
  • Helps fight the signs of aging.
  • Skin care products work better on the skin, regularly exfoliated.
  • Improves the skin tone.

Things to remember

  • Use the exfoliator that suits your skin type.
  • Always do a patch test, to check for any kind of irritation or redness on the skin, before actually using the exfoliator on your face (or any other part of the body).
  • Rub the exfoliator in circular motions
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water to get better results
  • The most appropriate time to exfoliate is in the morning
  • Always moisturize your skin after exfoliating
  • Exfoliate your skin twice or thrice in a week (depending on your skin type). Over-exfoliating can damage the skin.

15 Most Popular Face and Body Scrubs Available In India

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

    • Suitable for normal to oily skin
    • Refreshing fragrance
    • Hydrating benefits
    • Soap-free

Buy The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, 2.5-Fluid Ounce

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator

    • Very gentle on skin
    • Pink creamy texture
    • Soap-free
    • Suitable for all skin type

Buy The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator, 2.5-Fluid Ounce

Lotus Herbal Phyto Rx Skin Brightening Exfoliator

Lotus Herbal Phyto Rx Skin Brightening Exfoliator

    • Not suitable for sensitive or acne prone skin
    • Mild pleasant smell
    • Removes whiteheads and blackheads to a great extent
    • Doesn’t dry out the skin

Buy Lotus Professional Phyto Rx Skin Brightening Exfoliator, 100g

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

    • Skin-clearing, water-based scrub for strong, oily skins
    • De-flakes, refines, softens tiny lines
    • Leaves skin refreshed
    • Removes sun damage
    • Apply any toner or lotion to avoid accumulation of dirt in the open pores, after using the scrub

Buy Clinique Exfoliating Scrub for Unisex, 3.4 Ounce

 

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

    • Not suitable for acne prone or sensitive skin
    • Creamy texture
    • Doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or patchy
    • Granules are bit harsh

Buy Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub, 50g

Vichy Purete Thermale Softening Exfoliating Cream

Vichy Purete Thermale Softening Exfoliating Cream

    • Suitable for all skin types
    • Creamy texture with blue beads
    • Mild fragrance
    • Contains Vichy Thermal Spa Water
    • Paraben Free

Buy Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Exfoliating Cream, 75ml

VLCC Pineapple & Papaya Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

VLCC Pineapple and Papaya Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

    • Suitable for normal to oily skin
    • Controls excess oil secretion while keeping the skin hydrated
    • Creamy texture
    • Mild granules, perfect for daily use
    • Fruity fragrance

Buy VLCC Pineapple and Papaya Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

VLCC Skin Defense Indian Berberry Face Scrub

VLCC Skin Defense Indian Berberry Face Scrub

    • Suitable for all skin typesMild fruity fragrance
    • Helps get rid of whiteheads and blackheads to a great extent
    • Makes the skin feel soft and glowy

Buy VLCC Indian Berberry Face Scrub, 80g

Lakme Cleanup Face Scrub

Lakme Cleanup Face Scrub

    • Suitable for oily skin type
    • Gel-like texture
    • Paraben free
    • Has a calming effect

BuyLakme Clean Up Clear Pores Face Wash, 100g

Lakme Cleanup Face Scrub

  • Creamy texture
  • Makes the skin feel soft and smooth
  • Not suitable for dry skin

Lakme Cleanup Face Scrub

  • Suitable for dry skin
  • Strawberry fragrance
  • Granules are just of perfect size, neither too harsh nor too small
  • Gives a natural glow to the face

Lotus Berry Scrub

Lotus Berry Scrub

    • Suitable for all skin types (especially oily skin)
    • Great balance of a face scrub and a face wash
    • Does not dry up the skin
    • Mild strawberry scent

Buy Lotus Herbal Berryscrub Strawberry and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Wash, 80g

Biotique Botanicals Bio Papaya Smoothing & Revitalizing Scrub

Biotique Bio Papaya Smoothing and Revitalizing Scrub

    • Suitable for all skin types
    • Blended with pure papaya fruit to dissolve dead surface cells
    • Unclog pore openings and smooth the way for clear skin to surface
    • Gentle refining action uncovers skin’s natural brightness for a younger-looking complexion

Buy Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub for All Skin Types, 75g

Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub

Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub

    • Suitable for all skin types
    • Utilizes small pieces of actual pineapple and papaya fruit, as well as finely ground scrub grains, to exfoliate the skin gently and naturally
    • Natural vitamin oils further enhance the superb skin effects of this treatment
    • Barely has any scent
    • Very gentle, so can be used more frequently

Buy Kiehl’S – Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub W/ Real Fruit – 100ml/3.4Oz

Forest Essentials Body Polisher Cane Sugar & Tamarind

Forest Essentials Body Polisher Cane Sugar and Tamarind

    • Real cane sugar crystals soaked in a sparkling blend of citrus oils with pure tamarind pulp adds a therapeutic dimension to this stimulating body polisher.
    • The pure, raw Sugar content exfoliates, intensively hydrates and repairs the skin, leaving it gleaming and glossy.
    • Moisturizing properties of natural cold pressed oils help in cell regeneration.

Buy Forest Essentials Cane Sugar and Tamarind Body Polisher, 300g

Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub

    • Suitable for oily and acne prone skin
    • Very gentle on skin
    • Can be used daily
    • Removes excess oil, without making the skin look or feel dry

Buy Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub, 100g

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish Scrub

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish

    • This exfoliating, foaming gel gently buffs away dead skin cells to leave skin soft and smooth.
    •  Gently exfoliates
    •  Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
    •  Sweet strawberry scent
    • Lathers well

Buy The Body Shop Mini Strawberry Body Polish 2.5 Oz.

 

You can also make amazing face and body scrubs at home with very few ingredients. All you need is coarse sugar or sea salt, mixed with any oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, argan oil) and essential oil (lavender oil, rosemary oil, tea tree oil etc). These homemade scrubs are not only cost effective but are also free from any harsh chemicals.

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