The secret to better skin might just be the step you always skip. Cleansing and moisturizing are second nature to one’s routine, but exfoliating can make an unbelievable difference in keeping your skin smooth, radiant, and even better, reducing random breakouts. But, it’s a process that often needs a little explanation. 

There are different types of exfoliators — physical and chemical — and they slough off dead skin cells in their very own way. What you choose depends greatly on your skin type and how you react to specific ingredients. Do you want a face scrub? A peel pad? An exfoliating gel?

We gave you the best of both worlds by picking out a few of our favorites in both phyiscal and chemical exfoliating categories. Keep scrolling to get the lowdown and shop these beauty buys. 

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