Time to exfoliate! Here are face scrubs that won't dry out your skin

Written by Nishtha BhallaOct 05, 2021

We all want the best way to get rid of the dirt and grime on our face, but when it comes to exfoliating, it's those with dry skin that suffer the most. With skin too volatile to work well with most scrubs and chemical peels, exfoliation can do a lot of damage on dry skin. Face scrubs often make the dryness worse, and can also lead to flakiness, peeling, inflammation, and irritation too.

But if you want a gentle option to exfoliate your face sans chemical peels, we've got a list of face scrubs that won't dry out your skin. Ahead, we're listing 'em down, so don't forget to press the 'add to cart' button already.

01. Lakmé Green Apple Apricot Gentle On Skin Deep Cleansing Gel Scrub

A scrub that manages to deep clean the skin without instigating unwanted dryness, the Lakmé Green Apple Apricot Gentle On Skin Deep Cleansing Gel Scrub is gentle through and through. With the exfoliating powers of green apple and apricot extracts, along with the gentleness of a gel, this one will wash away dirt from within without causing micro-tears on the skin, while revealing soft, glowing skin.

02. Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Exfoliant

After having dealt with pollution for many months with the worst yet to come, dry skin types could surely use a detox, minus the harshness. Enter: The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Exfoliant. An anti-pollution exfoliant that contains activated binchotan charcoal for skin purification, this scrub is all about deep cleansing. And if you were worried about the charcoal being harsh on your skin, you can rest assured since it contains hydrating niacinamide, red algae, and tara fruit extract too!

03. Simple Daily Skin Detox Clear Pore Facial Scrub

We get it — just because you have dry skin, doesn't mean you don't get blackheads! But with most scrubs catering to only oily skin when it comes to blackhead-removal and thus containing drying ingredients, it can be hard to find the perfect match. If your dry skin blackhead-problem is refusing to give you a break, try the Simple Daily Skin Detox Clear Pore Facial Scrub. With no salicylic acid in it (which is a super drying ingredient), this effective scrub will detox your way to clearer skin using the nourishing and cleansing powers of witch hazel, zinc, and thyme. Thank us later!

04. St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask

If you're looking for an über gentle scrub that can also double up as a mask, the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask is your answer! While oatmeal may be regarded as a slightly harsh ingredient for dry skin, you know it'll buff away dull skin like no other — plus, this scrub is balanced out by honey to hydrate the skin and make it glow, making it an ideal choice for dull, dried out skin.

05. Ponds Bright Beauty Face Gel Scrub

If you want a mild scrub that gets rid of all the impurities that may have accumulated on your skin through the course of the day, turn to the Ponds Bright Beauty Face Gel Scrub. The brightening scrub contains a powerful combination of tan solve beads and brightening cream, so it will nourish your skin while taking care of any issues that may have arisen too.