Exfoliation is one of the most important parts of any skincare routine. It offers a deeper clean than just washing your face by sloughing off dead skin cells, dirt, and debris to clear your pores. Exfoliating brightens your skin to get rid of dullness, gives your skin a smooth finish that makes it feel softer and helps you apply your makeup more evenly, and clears bacteria and debris out of your pores to minimize breakouts for acne-prone skin.
Obviously, exfoliation does a lot for your skin. It’s not a step in your skincare routine that you should skip. Exfoliating is especially key in the winter, when your skin gets more dry, dull, and prone to flakiness and heavier build-up of dead skin and other debris. These three cold weather-approved face and body scrubs are effective but not excessively harsh exfoliators that will help you maintain bright, smooth, soft skin all winter long.