There is a good way to improve the results of your skin care routine and help rejuvenate your skin, by exfoliating on a regular basis.

How often: while regular skin cleansing is clearly beneficial, it is recommended to exfoliate about once or twice a week for mild exfoliation, once or twice a month for more intense treatments.

Skin types: Whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin, exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion.

Process: helps the body to get rid of any dry, dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. By removing these dead cells, exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling.


  • Clean and clear pores

Clogged pores can result in blackheads and acne = when pores are clogged, they appear larger. So you can help diminish their appearance by keeping them clog-free (I have to let you know that you can’t reduce their actual size, blame it on the genetics, lol).

  • Immediate visual benefits of exfoliation

Removing the dead skin cells speeds up the skin renewal process = smoother, healthier skin cells.

  • Long term benefits

Helps with fine lines and wrinkles, but also helps to ease discoloration.


Side note : being a WOC (Women of color) i have researched, asked dermatologists and found out that black skin is very sensitive. A lot of women ignore it, but it is important to use very gentle scrubs non-abrasive. They are more efficient and even if black skin contains dead cells very dense and difficult to clean, gentle exfoliation on a weekly basis is more than enough:-)


My favorite facial scrubs

  • BOREADE, facial scrub :

advised by my dermatologist,

used it 2 years,

very mild,

smells good,

blue & white beads,

price – 12euros

Note: 4,5/5

Results: Wonderful! I loved it all through the 2 years, gets rid of all the dead cells, enlighten my face at every use, kept my skin soft & unified.


  • URIAGE, gentle facial scrub :

Tested on a crush,

used 1 year,

the mildest & sweetest texture,

weird medical scent,

greenish paste,

price – 10,5euros

Results: worked great the 3 first months, then it started to do just nothing. Just kept using it to get rid of it.

Note: 3,5/5


  • QUEEN HELEN, Cocoa butter Neutral facial scrub

Tested after reading a lot of good reviews,

Using for the past 3months

Mild & gentle texture

Nice cocoa scent

Light brown color

Price – 6euros

Results : see all your latest nice comments on my skin? Lol, I believe this baby has a lot to do with that. Leaves my skin smooth & quite moisturized. Giving it a few months more.

Note : 5/5 so far i just like the evident effects on my skin

Now i want you to share some of your favs 🙂