The Best Facial Exfoliators

I love me some exfoliating. There's something very satisfying about little beads scrubbing your skin -- it feels really productive and refreshing, and it has a higher purpose! Exfoliating on a regular basis gets rid of dead skin, and helps renew it for that fresh, glowy look. I've tried many brands and types of exfoliators over the years, and here are my current top picks. St. Ives Scrub-Free Exfoliating Pads ($5, pictured). If your skin is too sensitive for an abrasive scrub, this liquid formula uses AHA as its main exfoliant, which is great for dry skin because it moisturizes too. With 60 pads for $5, it's a deal that can't be beat!

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Foaming Scrub, Pink Grapefruit ($8). I use this morning and night. It isn't a super exfoliant; instead, it has smooth round beads for a gentle rub. It keeps my breakouts in check and, best of all, it smells divine!

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub ($18.50). This formula is serious. It's meant for those with oily skin, so if you have sensitive or dry skin, try this gentler formula. Use this stuff every other day or so, and skin will feel and look smoother and softer.