Wish you could add exfoliation to your daily skincare routine? Now you can! But remember, it’s important to pick a product that’s gentle enough for everyday use. Over-exfoliating can irritate or even damage your skin, which you obviously don’t want to do. So read on to get the lowdown on how to find the best daily scrub for your skin’s needs.
What Is A Good Exfoliant?
Exfoliants are not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing, so it really depends on the level of skin smoothing you’re looking for. Think about exfoliation on a scale from gentle to deep. To softly buff away dull skin cells, opt for a gentle daily exfoliator. For deep exfoliation, choose a product that’s recommended for use just a few times a week. Needs some recos? We got you.
St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask is a great gentle exfoliator. One-part scrub and one-part mask, it combines the subtle skin-polishing skills of walnut shell powder with the calming powers of finely milled oats and honey. This 2-in-1 scrub-meets-mask is the ultimate treat for smooth skin.
On the more intense exfoliation side, the iconic St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub goes deep to remove dirt, makeup, and oil, for seriously glowing skin. Made with 100% natural apricot extract and California walnut shell powder, it’s the type of powerful exfoliator you only want to use every couple of days.
If you’re looking for an exfoliating cleanser (aka one that also refreshes your skin) you’re in luck! St. Ives Exfoliate & Nourish Coconut Oil Scrub melts makeup away, deeply nourishes, gets rid of dull skin, all at the same time! It’s made with pure grapeseed oil and 100% natural coconut shell powder, and this exfoliating face wash is gentle enough to be used every other day or a few times a week – up to you!
Bottom line: No matter what level of exfoliation you’re looking for, St. Ives has something for you.
Is It Good To Use A Face Scrub Daily?
Absolutely, just as long as you use a gentle one. If we sound like a broken record, it’s because we care about your skin and don’t want you to do anything to harm it. Trust us, you and your glowing complexion will thank us.
If you decide a daily face exfoliator isn’t your thing and want more intense semi-weekly exfoliation, you still need to use a good daily face cleanser or daily face wash. Check out our new Daily Cleansers in Hydrating Watermelon or Soothing Chamomile!
If you’re on the hunt for something new, look no further than St. Ives Cleansing Sticks. Inspired by Korean beauty trends, these take-anywhere solid cleansers are made with 100% natural coconut oil to dissolve daily grime and leave your skin supremely soft and glowy. They come in a range of irresistible blends, but we’re currently obsessing over St. Ives Matcha Green Tea & Ginger Cleansing Sticks which gives skin a daily detox. And you thought matcha was just for lattés!
Is It Better To Exfoliate In The Morning Or Night?
Fact: Skin cells renew overnight. Guess that’s why they call it beauty sleep! This means that morning is the best time to smooth away any dead skin that may have built up while you were snoozing. Here is our simple, 3-step way to face the day with glowing skin:
Step 1: Wash away daily grime with a cleansing stick or daily cleanser.
Step 2: Massage your favorite exfoliator into skin (see our picks above).
Step 3: Apply face moisturizer (like this one) and glow the day away!