Exfoliating is an essential step in your skincare routine as it helps buff away dead skin cells and improve your skin’s texture to reveal softer, smoother and more radiant skin. Although exfoliating is important, it’s also vital to avoid over-exfoliating so you don’t irritate your skin.
For exfoliating weekly, we recommend the Glycolic Fix Scrub from NIP+FAB, our Haul of Fame of the month. This scrubs a 3-in-1 micro-exfoliant that combines glycolic and salicylic acids to dissolve dead skin cells, refine your skin texture and tone, flush out congestion, and boost your skin’s luminosity.
Whether you’re new to exfoliating or you need extra tips on how to exfoliate, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you exfoliate the right way.
Step 1
Start off by cleansing your skin with your preferred cleanser. If you’re exfoliating at night, you can opt to double cleanse your skin with a cleansing oil or balm, followed by a water-based or gel cleanser.

Step 2
After cleansing your skin, take a pea-sized amount of your exfoliant, like NIP+FAB’s Glycolic Fix Scrub, and gently massage it onto damp skin. Make sure to avoid the eye contour area.

Step 3
Use gentle, circular motions to spread the exfoliant or scrub across your face and neck. If you’re using NIP+FAB’s Glycolic Fix Scrub, this scrub is formulated with fine particles so they aren’t abrasive or rough on your skin. This scrub provides both chemical and physical exfoliation, creating a dual action facial exfoliator to give you enhanced results.

Step 4
Use lukewarm water to rinse off all traces of the exfoliant and gently pat your skin dry.

Step 5
Grab a facial mist or toner to instantly hydrate your skin and prep it for the next steps of your routine, which is applying your serum and moisturiser.

We recommend exfoliating your skin once or twice a week. However, NIP+FAB’s Glycolic Fix Scrub can be used up to three times a week. Remember to always moisturise your skin after exfoliating to prevent dryness and irritation and don’t forget to apply SPF in the mornings to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.

You can check out NIP+FAB’s Glycolic Fix Scrub on the Beauty Counter now.