I'm a firm believer in exfoliating your face. Now, I'm not going to say how many times a week you should exfoliate, as I am certain that that's something only you (or your esthetician) can determine since everyone has a different situation going on with their skin. Naturally, if you're prone to redness and breakouts, you're not going to exacerbate the problem by scrubbing it. Me? I usually exfoliate between once or twice a week. These are two of my favorite natural exfoliators for the face.
Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub
There's a few reasons why I really love this scrub. It's a GREAT product to have in your shower because it's so easy to use. I love, love, love the tube. If you're the type that loves tiny little beads to exfoliate your skin, you'll love this. It comes out of the tube a dark, dark green and foams up once you start scrubbing your skin. You need so little of it and the ingredients are excellent. This really brightens the skin, is so gentle that it won't dry you out and it's super affordable at $14.99.
Simply Divine Botanicals' Peel Me a Papaya Enzymatic Exfoliant
The big guns. Okay, you know those times when you just feel like you need a really, really good scrubbing of that face of yours? Say you've been staying at someone's place or on vacation and haven't had time to take care of your skin? Well, this is thee perfect exfoliator for that. I would say that I use this every other week. Very grainy and super effective, this powder face exfoliator also doubles as a mask. In fact, that's how I use it. The ingredients are excellent and work even better when you massage over damp skin and leave on your face for about two minutes. Your skin will be so, so soft. Look at these ingredients! They are gorgeous:
Unconditional Love and Gratitude, White Kaolin Clay, Dehydrated Coconut Milk, Dehydrated Organic Green Papaya, Organic Oat Bran, Rice Bran, Organic Cornmeal, and Organic powdered Roses, Lavender, Calendula, and Chamomile. $19.95
*I purchased both of these products myself & the opinions are my own, gosh darn it!