5 Best Exfoliators for Oily and Dry Skin

This might not be a topic that is discussed at your beauty counter but it’s certainly important to know when you are trying to better your skin. Acids are one of the most effective ingredients and it also addresses every skin concern out there.

For Acne & Oily Prone Skin 

Salicylic Acid is antibacterial and contains the same anti-inflammatory ingredients as aspirin. Salicylic acid works inside the pores to loosen clogs and kill acne bacteria. This is ideal for those who have acne and want to clear up blackheads and whiteheads. Don’t forget to use in moderation because it can cause mild stinging and skin irritation.

For Dry & Sensitive Skin 

Alpha Hydroxy Acid  (consists of glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric acids) is used on thickened, sun-damaged skin where breakouts are not a problem. AHA is seen in moisturizers, cleansers, and eye creams since it is known to reduce fine lines and minimize blotches. 

Glycolic Acid derives from sugar and is the smallest of all acids so it can penetrate deeply. It regenerates collagen, thickens the epidermis, dermis, and evens out the skin tone. 

Latic Acid is another fabulous AHA that I recommend if you have sensitive skin and is becoming more readily available in stores.

Mandelic Acid  is the gentle one out of all. Mandelic is oil soluble, allowing it to work within the pore as well as on the surface of the skin.