Granulated Exfoliation – These are usually oil based with either a clear oil or lotion. The most popular granules used are sugar, oatmeal, walnut shell or salt.
Depending on what you are after, the oatmeal is generally the safest and most gentle exfoliation for your face. If you are using an exfoliation on your body, then you could get away with more abrasive exfoliation like salt, sugar or nut shells.
Manual exfoliation is where you use your usual skincare wash/lotion but with a face brush, a wash cloth or loofah. Face brushes are the most common form of manual exfoliation.
The brushes are made with soft bristles so they don’t damage your skin on your face. For your body you can use loofahs, body brushes and even wash cloths. For your feet you can use a foot file, which looks similar to a nail file but larger and targets heels.
Acid exfoliation is where you use acid within your skincare products such as AHA, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, chemical peels and retinoid. All of these ingredients are found in acne products or anti-aging products at the pharmacy or at your day spa.