Scrub a Dub: The 6 Best Exfoliating Scrubs for Fresh Faces

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* Facial scrubs are a crucial part of any anti-aging skincare regime
* Exfoliate, brighten and prep skin for next steps
* Below options are for a variety of skin types

Exfoliating face scrubs are the second crucial step in any skincare routine (first being actual cleansing). Adding exfoliation to your routine helps the natural shedding process of skin and encourages healthier, smoother, more even-toned and clearer skin.

According to Allure Magazine, exfoliating can help skincare products penetrate 20 percent better as well. Whether used daily or a few times a week, scrubs not only slough off dead skin, they can contribute to acne prevention, smaller pores and wrinkle reduction as well.

There is really no reason you shouldn’t be using a scrub at this point and we have helped by finding 6 effective versions that are easily accessible, get the job done and all under $20. Bonus: they work for all skin types and both men and women as well.

1. Brightening Facial Scrub

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub gently removes dirt and oil with a unique combination of organic sea kelp and lemon peel. Specially formulated with French green clay which cleanses away excess oil while keeping your face hydrated, Madonna lily stem cells help brighten skin’s appearance and stimulate new cell growth.

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2. Tumeric Face Scrub

Vya Naturals Tumeric Powder Face Scrub contains one of the buzziest herbs around–Tumeric. This powerful plant has been touted and used as one of the most powerful herbs containing anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties. This face scrub works for all skin types, to not only help exfoliate, but to brighten, clear acne scars and even out skin tone.

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3. Exfoliating Face Scrub for Men

Thrive Natural Face Scrub for Men is an exfoliating facial cleanser containing 100% natural ingredients. It’s made from premium, plant-based ingredients including Costa Rican plant oils and Arabica coffee grounds that help to energize and protect skin from stress and irritation. Benefits include improved skin appearance, fewer ingrown hairs and blemishes. Thrive not only makes great products but has an inspiring business model as well. The company’s partnership with Costa Rican farmers and female entrepreneurs means every customer purchase helps support incredible people and restores natural landscapes.

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 4. Tea Tree Oil Exfoliating Scrub

Our next pick is the Tea Tree Oil Exfoliating Scrub with Activated Charcoal by Oleavine. This multi-purpose therapeutic scrub helps remove common causes of body acne, blemishes, athlete’s foot, skin irritation and dead skin with exfoliation. The activated charcoal helps to draw out dirt and toxins while the Australian Tea Tree Oil helps soothe irritated skin all over your body. Ideal for face and body, this scrub is cruelty-free and hand-harvested in small batches for optimum quality and sustainability.

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5. Activated Charcoal Body & Face Scrub

The Yellow Bird Natural Activated Charcoal Body and Face Scrub is made to cleanse, detox and nourish. Dead Sea Salt and sugar exfoliate and polish the skin while the activated charcoal clears skin of dirt and toxins. Lastly, this scrub will nourish your skin with 100% pure essential and healthy oils such as almond, grapeseed and avocado to help keep skin hydrated and healthy. Suitable for body and face.

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6. Pure 24K Gold Body and Facial Scrub

Our last pick is made with real 24K gold. Majestic Pure’s 24K Gold Body and Facial Scrub uses the healing powers of real gold foil to moisturize, brighten and repair your skin. Ancient Egyptians believed the healing powers of gold could cure all manners of physical, mental and spiritual ailments. Romans used gold preparations for the treatment of skin lesions and sores and Cleopatra wore pure gold for a radiant complexion. As one of the softest metals, it is easily absorbed into the skin giving it influence at a cellular level. Continued use of this scrub will lift and firm your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving it a bright and healthy glow.

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