Liquid exfoliators, the ones with out the scrubby bits.
I don’t know about you but I find scrubs with bits in a little messy. You find bits in your eyebrows, in your hair line and it’s a right old pain to get off. So if you’re fussy like me here are some of my favourite alternatives.
let’s start with the Elizabeth Arden 5 minute facial aka the munchy munchy mask. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test in store, it is like red hot ants crawling over your face and sometimes shocks me and my tough old skin at how intense it is. Don’t be put off though because it’s brilliant. It’s a gel mask that activates when applied, turning from gel to foam and breaking down all your dead skin cells. It comes with a ceramide serum to replenish and the combination has given my skin a whole new lease of life, along with the use of the favourite ceramide capsules (read about them here) I’ve managed to achieve clearer, healthier, radiant looking skin and a reduction in my blemish marks. Well worth the money.
A little more down to earth with the body shop. Again with the gel texture. This time applies all over the face avoiding the eyes, obviously, then massage until it goes lumpy. It sounds gross, but your skin is soft and glowing and it kinda feels as though the lumpy bits are your dead skin, so you feel like you can really see it working and I kinda like it. I don’t find it causes any irritation, and is fairly gentle if you need something effective but less intense. I would check the ingredients first if you are a fussy one when it comes to that as they can sneak in the odd thing that some don’t approve of.
Something a little quicker, the Pixi glow tonic. A 5% Glycolic solution that you apply to a cotton pad and sweep over your skin. It isn’t super gentle but it isn’t super strength. I can’t feel a thing when I use it but If you’re sensitive or have rosacea its gonna sting. It’s great for lazy days because its effective when used regularly but it’s super quick to use.
Finally the one that looks like you’ve smeared blood all over your face, I am not even joking. Apply a generous layer and let it work its magic. It is a tingly one but isn’t that all the fun when you can feel it working. A couple of uses and your skin back to radiant. It’s also budget friendly so win win. The Ordinary do some great affordable skincare solutions you can read a little more here.
Have you tried any of these? Let me know your favourites for me to check out.