Yes You Can Exfoliate Your Dry Skin—Here's What You Should Use
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to exfoliation is that dry skin types shouldn’t partake in the process. It’s true that sloughing away dead skin cells, impurities, and flakes can—in some cases—cause irritation or dryness on skin that’s already prone to those concerns. But those side effects are really only experienced if you over-do it. Over-exfoliating your skin can be particularly harmful, but regular gentle exfoliation is important for all skin types. The key is to find exfoliators for dry skin that are not harsh or abrasive but rather mild and effective. Below, we rounded up three of our favorite exfoliators for dry skin from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser
Infused with white birch extract, peony extract, and pearl stone, this exfoliating face wash is gentle enough to use twice per day but effective enough to brighten the skin and remove built-up dirt and grime.
SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub
This coveted face scrub works well on all skin types, including those with dry skin. It is formulated with hydrated silica, glycerin, and aloe extract, and can smooth away dead skin cells to reveal polished skin that’s soft and smooth.
SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub, $30 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Face Scrub
Gentle enough for even sensitive skin, this water-gel face scrub—with ultra-fine pumice particles—can remove dead skin cells for skin that’s smoothed and purified.
La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Face Scrub, $17.99 MSRP