If the cold winter weather has wreaked havoc on your weary skin, leaving it dull and lifeless, it's important to gently exfoliate your skin to remove those pore-clogging dead skin cells, rather than using a harsh scrub or trying to simply mask it with a moisturizer. Exfoliating once or twice a week will leave skin softer and more radiant, can help to prevent breakouts, and makes applying makeup easier.
With the multitude of scrubs and exfoliating cleansers available, choose one that's effective yet affordable. Alba Botanica's Natural ACNEdote Face & Body Scrub is a dual-purpose scrub with 2% salicylic acid that helps fight acne and blackheads as the fine granules remove oil, dirt, and dead skin cells and aloe also helps soothe irritated skin. It works well on tougher acne-prone areas, such as the back or chest area, but is gentle enough for use on the face. With this scrub, a small amount goes a long way and costs under $10. As a bonus, it's not tested on animal and is free of artificial fragrances or parabens. Find it at Target stores or online and Amazon.