Everyone wants to get gorgeous, glowing, makeup free skin. But there are so many products and methods out there, it’s hard to know where to start. The secret to revealing more beautiful skin starts with exfoliating!

There are three great types of exfoliating products that I rely on to keep my skin looking great. Read on to learn my favorite picks, and also my pro tips for how to exfoliate properly which each!

BHA Liquids

Liquid exfoliation is all about the correct active ingredient. I like this one from Paula’s Choice. It’s not as harsh as peels and scrubbing pads, and it wears well under your everyday skincare products or makeup.

Paula's Choice BHA Liquid

PRO TIP: Always be sure to apply sunscreen if you’re using an exfoliating liquid product during the day. It makes your skin much more susceptible to scarring sunburns!

Retinol Scrubbing Pads

When you really need to get in there and wash the world away, I like these exfoliating disks from Roc. They are affordable, easy to put into a ziploc for travel, and they really leave you with fresh, glowing skin.

Roc exfoliating disks

PRO TIP: I recommend using these at night only and putting a generous coating of a gentle, non-irritating night cream on afterward.

Gel Peel Cleansers

Honey—it’s time to toss the St. Ives apricot scrub you’ve been using since middle school. Instead, try this big girl, non-abrasive peel from Bliss that is cruelty free, gentle, and leaves skin plump, clear, and hydrated!

Bliss Jelly Glow Peel

PRO TIP: This one works best if you do it in the shower, after your skin has been warmed up and steamed by the hot water for a little bit.

What are your favorite products for exfoliating? Have any tips for how to reveal your best ever skin? Leave a comment below!