Rid Skin of that Flaky Winter Pallor With These 5 Face Scrubs

Shannon Peter

Winter is the time for piling on the layers right? We pull on multiple cashmere jumpers, climb into giant teddy-bear coats, and wind cosy knitted scarves around our necks. But when it comes to skin, funnily enough, it's actually time to strip off. Thanks to a mixture of the colder weather (I mean, this week has been iiiiiiicy) and our dependency on harsh central heating, winter is a time where skin starts to dry out. Our skin gets a little lazy, and rather than constantly renewing itself, a buildup of dead, dull skin cells can soon start to appear at the surface. And that's what you're seeing when you look in the mirror and think, Wow, my skin looks pretty dull today.

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There is an easy antidote, however, and that's to manually remove this cloak of dry, flaky skin to reveal the glowier complexion you thought you'd lost to the summer. The tool? A face scrub, aka a grainy gel or cream that will gnaw away at skin while increasing cell turnover and, in turn, boosting skin's radiance. But don't just scan the shelves for the word "scrub" and think you've hit the jackpot—you need something hard-hitting, and we can help with that.

Keep scrolling for the five very best face scrubs you can rely on to chip away at that layer of winter skin like nothing else.

Up next: We've got the 411 on that whole "double cleansing" thing.

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