Exfoliation is a key step in skincare regimen as it removes dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin, revealing healthy and glowing skin within. But there are different methods and tools designed for exfoliating. No, they do not exist to add more confusion to your already confusing beauty routine. Each skin type demands different care and attention, this is exactly why we are about to tell you which exfoliation tool works best for each skin type.

Sensitive skin
 

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can get easily irritated causing redness and unwanted rashes. Avoid scrubbing with mechanical methods instead use a gentle washcloth or muslin cloth to wipe away any dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin.

Dry skin
 

Dry skin

Exfoliation is essential for dry and flaky skin as it allows your skincare products to absorb better and work effectively. Dry skin is also sensitive to mechanical methods and can be quite abrasive, therefore use a cotton towel to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Spread your cleanser all over your face and gently swipe across the towel to get rid of dead skin easily.

Oily skin
 

Oily skin

Oily skin is usually covered with an extra layer of oil or grease, manual exfoliating and brushing is recommended for this skin type. Use the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask in circular motions for a gentle yet deep exfoliating experience. This dermatologist tested, paraben free formula reveals skin’s natural radiance.

Combination skin
 

Combination skin

However, ensure that you do not use both the tools on the same day. Keep switching between the two to reap maximum benefits from this essential skincare routine step.

Pro tip: No matter what skin type you have, it can feel a little dry after exfoliation, therefore put on a moisturiser immediately after exfoliating your skin.