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3 Exfoliating Face Wash Options From the Drugstore

Skin Care Essentials

3 Exfoliating Face Wash Options From the Drugstore 3 Exfoliating Face Wash Options From the Drugstore 3 Exfoliating Face Wash Options From the Drugstore

Whether you have oily skin, dull skin, or are simply prone to buildup, you may be wondering if an exfoliating face wash is a worthy product to add to your skin care routine. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes! The best part about using an exfoliating cleanser is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to score one that is effective. In fact, there are three L’Oréal Paris exfoliating face washes that can be purchased at your local drugstore. Pretty great, right? Below, we’re filling you in on our three favorite exfoliating cleanser options.

OUR THREE BEST DRUGSTORE EXFOLIATING FACE WASHES

Without further ado, allow us to introduce you to three exfoliating face washes that can be found at the drugstore.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser: This daily exfoliating cleanser is formulated with gentle micro-pearls and glycolic acid. The face wash works to exfoliate dullness and impurities to improve skin tone, texture, and clarity, revealing visibly brighter, more radiant skin. Immediately after using, your skin will look brighter, more radiant, and fresh. Over time, your skin tone will look more even and renewed, and your skin texture will feel smoother and more refined.

How to use it: Every morning and evening, lather into wet hands and gently massage onto skin in a circular motion, avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser: Partial to clay cleansers? We have you covered! This clay-to-mousse daily cleanser contains three pure clays and red algae to go beyond daily cleansing. The formula works to exfoliate, unclog, and minimize pores while removing everyday impurities such as dirt, oil, and pollution without over-drying. After using this exfoliating facial cleanser, your skin will feel smoother and look healthier with refined texture. Use after use, skin's overall quality is improved and pores are tightened.

How to use it: Daily, squeeze product into hands and add water to transform the formula from clay to mousse. Gently massage onto face using circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads: These daily peel pads are a super convenient, no-mess exfoliating cleanser option that also happens to be a dermatologist inspired anti-wrinkle and brightening treatment. The daily peel pad resurfaces dull, uneven tone, and rough texture to reveal fresh looking skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time. It’s also formulated with glycolic acid, a gold standard in brightening, and is clinically tested to gently yet effectively exfoliate dead skin cells to help renew the skin’s surface layer. Each jar contains 30 multi-ply textured pads to instantly reveal brighter, more radiant skin.

How to use it: Every night, smooth gently over cleansed skin. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.

HOW TO USE AN EXFOLIATING FACE WASH

We already covered how to actually cleanse with an exfoliating face wash, but, of course, that doesn’t make for a complete routine. Follow these three steps to incorporate your new cleanser into your routine.

STEP #1. CLEANSE YOUR FACE

Kick things off with your exfoliating face wash. Keep in mind, if you choose to exfoliate with peel pads, you’ll actually want to double cleanse, using a separate (non-exfoliating) cleanser beforehand.  

STEP #2. SMOOTH ON A SERUM

Now that your skin is clean and exfoliated, you can move on to applying skin treatments like serums. Choose a serum based on your skin concerns. If your interest in exfoliating cleansers is because you’re battling dull skin, try a vitamin C serum like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum, which effortlessly glides onto skin to restore its radiance and reduce wrinkles.

STEP #3. APPLY MOISTURIZER

To lock-in and replenish hydration, apply a hydrating moisturizer. In the morning, try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30. In the evening, turn to the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask.

CAN YOU USE EXFOLIATING FACE WASH EVERY DAY?

You can use an exfoliating face wash every day, so long as you take your skin type and the cleanser you’re using into consideration. While some people can handle daily exfoliation, others will find that irritating and should only slough their skin once or twice a week. Typically, however, exfoliating cleansers are more gentle than products that are meant to only exfoliate.

As for how your cleanser plays into things, some are meant for daily use while others are not. There are also exfoliating face washes (like our L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser) are meant to use both morning and night, and some (like the other two options we mentioned) that should be used once per day. When in doubt, always refer to the specific instructions of the product you’re using, and start with less frequent exfoliation, then build up over time.

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