Body Exfoliation Products
Dermatologist’s best hypoallergenic body exfoliators
Almost everyone after adolescence benefits from body exfoliation.
What are the health and beauty benefits of body exfoliation?
Body exfoliation helps treat keratosis pilaris and back and chest acne.
It also helps slough off dull and rough dead skin cells to reveal softer, more vibrant and youthful skin that has a healthy sheen.
What is body exfoliation?
There are two types of body exfoliation.
1. Physical exfoliation:
Physical exfoliation involves the removal of dead skin cells by physically scrubbing them off with rough scrubs, cloths, sponges or mitts. For the hands and feet, files and more vigorous physical exfoliation are often needed.
2. Chemical exfoliation:
Chemical exfoliation involves the removal of dead cells using keratolytic ingredients that dissolve the glue holding dead cells together so that they can more easily slough off. The best keratolytics for body exfoliation include glycolic acid, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Moisturizers with glycolic acid are highly effective keratolytics that aid exfoliation.
How often can you use body exfoliation at home?
You can use products every day or just twice a week. Results depend on the products you choose and how much pressure you use when massaging the product onto your skin.
How can you exfoliate your body at home?
Exfoliating products include,
- Scrubs with rough grains, crystals or beads
- Rough shower sponges, cloths or mitts for the body, or files and stones for feet and hands.
- Cleansers and scrubs made with keratolytics such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients help dissolve the glue holding dead cells together. Moisturizers with keratolytics are highly effective too.
Get the best results when you combine these methods.
Why is it better to use hypoallergenic products to exfoliate?
Exfoliating removes dead cells and enhances the skin penetration of products and other substances that come into contact with your skin. Unfortunately, many DIY exfoliating scrub recipes call for essential oils that are potent allergens such as citrus essence. Commercial products are often filled with fragrance, another potent skin allergen. As a dermatologist, I know the risk – itchy bumps from a new, and potentially lifelong allergy to these taunting allergens. Avoid the problem by using hypoallergenic products to exfoliate. These include a simple shower cloth, such as the Salux Cloth, and hypoallergenic exfoliation products such as my Triple Action Exfoliation Cleanser that is made with glycolic acid, salicylic acid and eco-friendly beads.
Find the best dermatologist-approved, hypoallergenic body exfoliation products.
On the page below, find the products I depend on for my sensitive skin patients and myself and my family. These include the Salux Shower Cloth that can be used with any soap or cleanser, or made even more effective when used with one of my keratolytic cleansers including my Triple Action Exfoliating Cleanser (a lovely foaming keratolytic formulation with eco-friendly beads), Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash, Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser and the two Foaming Acne Treatment Cleansers with salicylic acid (excellent for penetrating the oily pores on the chest and back) plus 2 different strengths of glycolic acid (2% and 10%). Products are also bundled into skin care kits made from synergistic products that get results fast such as my Acne Kits and Body Smoothing Kits!
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Complete professional-strength treatment for fast results! This combination skin treatment is proven to improve body skin problems including keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), seborrheic keratosis (age barnacles), and solar lentigines (liver spots).$81.90
Eco-friendly beads combine with AHA and BHA to instantly brighten your complexion. Loosen dull dead cells and uneven pigmentation. Renew skin luster to a more youthful glow and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Regular Price: $46.00
Special Price $41.40
No active ingredient beats glycolic acid for fast results when it comes to smoothing skin texture, creating a youthful and dewy skin luster, and lightening age spots.$39.00
Complete professional-strength treatment for fast results! This combination skin treatment is proven to improve body skin problems including keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), seborrheic keratosis (age barnacles), and solar lentigines (liver spots).
Regular Price: $91.00
Special Price $81.90
This rich soap-free cleanser brightens your complexion and leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for your treating and correcting products. Ideal for all skin types including oily skin because it gently but thoroughly removes product, oil, dirt and debris from the skin surface.$34.00
Have smooth skin instantly! This long exfoliating wash cloth is now my favorite way to physically exfoliate skin on the body.$6.00
Designed with the right ingredients to clear body acne and prevent acne scars, this is the best back and body acne skin care treatments in a kit.$50.00
Benzoyl peroxide kills the acne-causing bacteria p. acnes. It also unclogs pores to treat blackheads, making it an excellent acne treatment for facial acne, back acne, and other areas of skin with body acne.$21.00
Most regular acne products are irritating to sensitive skin, but this acne treatment kit delivers the best acne medications at levels that are appropriate for sensitive skin.$54.45
Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.$65.25
My Pityrosporum folliculitis is essential if you have that odd type of acne that both itches and hurts, has bright red pustules and tiny flesh-colored bumps studding your skin and that represent clogged pores.$109.35
Our Dr. Bailey Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, formulated for sensitive skin types. This 2% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is strong enough to remove oil and debris from clogged pores while remaining gentle enough for most sensitive skin.$23.00
This extremely strong 10% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is the strongest acne cleanser I recommend. Regular use dissolves oil and black heads. It's ideal for tolerant skin.$27.00
Professional products to remove painful calluses and unwanted dry, hard, rough, and cracked dead skin from your feet.
Regular Price: $58.00
Special Price $52.80
This incredibly powerful glycolic acid cream is the super hero when it comes to getting rid of unwanted rough and thick skin on your feet; nothing, including prescription products, comes close!$53.00
The perfect professional foot buffing pad to smooth away calluses and thick and rough foot skin.$5.00
The perfect professional foot file to keep your feet soft.$3.00
Dermatologist-recommended skin treatment for dry, chapped, painful hands and cracked fingertips.$42.30
This little file is just right for smoothing down rough fissured fingertips.
It's also a great travel-sized foot file to keep your travel-weary feet soft and comfortable.$3.00
A plastic scalp scrubber is a highly effective way to deep clean your scalp and to help control dandruff, 'dry scalp' and pimples on the scalp.$5.00
Replace your normal body wash or body cleanser with the Glytone Body Wash for velvet soft, smooth skin on your entire body.$33.00
With a free glycolic acid value 17.5% you will exfoliate away rough skin and age spots! My absolute favorite body care product. This is the most effective glycolic acid body moisturizer that I have found.$43.00