In the summer time, there is no one who doesn’t want to visit sandy shores and flaunt their svelte beach bod. However, if your skin is ridden with dry patches, a tan that refuses to budge or oiliness, you’re bound to feel conscious about slipping into a strappy number. These are all the signs you need from your body to make exfoliating a part of your life. Since we know the right way to exfoliate skin, we’re showing you the different types of exfoliators and which best suits your skin type.
Loofah
 

Loofah

A loofah is a handheld exfoliator that is made from natural fibrous material or plastic mesh which is used for your body. The advantage of using a manual exfoliator like a loofah is that you can control the pressure while exfoliating and focus on certain areas like your back and forearms. It is also chemical-free, which makes it safe to use on sensitive skin.

Most suitable for – All skin types
A loofah is ideal to use on your body for all skin types whether it be sensitive or acne-prone skin as its pressure can be controlled.

Granular scrubs
 

Granular scrubs

A granular scrub is a cleansing product that contains micro-beads or granules which create friction to scrub away the dead skin cells. Such exfoliating scrubs prove to be beneficial as the scrubbing motion can be adjusted, as required. Make sure you find the right formula for your skin type, such as the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub which is made from 100% natural exfoliants that get rid of oil and dirt build-up so that even sensitive skin is left clear and fresh. The apricot in it heals, soothes, protects and energises your skin while the walnut shells which are rich in vitamin B and E moisturise your skin.

Most suitable for – Oily skin and acne prone skin.
Granular scrubs are best suited for oily and acne prone skin, especially if the formula contains ingredients to control oiliness and fight acne. As granular scrubs are not reusable, they are also the most hygienic for such skin types.

Exfoliating mitts
 

Exfoliating mitts

Exfoliating mitts are gloves crafted of a plastic fabric which are meant to gently scrub at the face. They are the ideal for your skincare kit as they are chemical-free and one can exert just the right amount of pressure to control the abrasiveness of the gloves.

Most suitable for – Sensitive skin.
Those with sensitive skin are particular about the tools they use on their face. This makes exfoliating mitts best to use on such skin along with a trusted cleanser.

Cleansing system
 

Cleansing system

This is a battery operating handheld device that comes with detachable brush heads that cleanse your pores right from within. These brush heads can be attached as per your preference and the active time that the device is being used for can be controlled with the buttons.

Most suitable for – Dry skin.
As dry skin needs to be effectively exfoliated without being too abrasive, a cleansing system with its adjustment options is the best choice for such skin.

Dry brushes
 

Dry brushes

Dry brushes are long handled exfoliating brushes that are created with natural bristles which are intended to exfoliate your body when dry. These handheld dry brushes have soared in popularity in recent times due to their many benefits. They are known to not only scrub away dead skin but also activate the the lymph nodes under the skin and control cellulite.

Most suitable for – Combination skin.
Dry brushing is ideal to use on specific areas that need exfoliating on combination skin

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