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Proper exfoliation can make an immediate difference. The process works like this: as the skin regenerates, dead cells push to its top layers and are naturally sloughed off, exposing the fresh new cells underneath. As we age, this process gets slower and more difficult, hence the increased appearance of pigmentation spots, sun damage and wrinkles. Skin that’s exfoliated correctly is smoother and more even in tone. It’s also brighter, better able to soak up moisturizer or serum and provides a smoother surface for makeup. Speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation by using products that stimulate the shedding of the surface layers. Many can also promote the growth of new cells and speed up collagen and elastin production.
Bees Brilliance Manuka Honey Exfoliating Cleanser ($ 32) is a gentle way of smoothing skin without stripping its natural, protective layer. As its name suggests, Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ Hydroxy Acid SebuClear Masque ($ 90) focuses on skin clarity, brightening tone and reducing blemishes with its combination of exfoliating acids. And Pure Fiji’s Coconut Crush Scrub ($ 25) is a coconut cream polisher that leaves the entire body glowing.