There are two kinds of exfoliators. Physical ones that slough off dead skin cells using teeny-tiny grains or granules of some type or chemical ones that do it using face acids. Both will give you softer skin, lighten acne scars, and improve skin texture without making you red or creating wrinkles in the process.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption.
Regular exfoliation can also help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts.
Long-term exfoliating can increase collagen production. Collagen is key to glowing, vibrant skin. The protein also promotes skin elasticity, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and related sagging.