Spoonful of Sugar
Reader Tip #1
"My grandma told me to scrub my face with sugar to keep it soft, then moisturize afterward."
-Ivonne Lanza, via Facebook
What the expert says: Grandma was definitely on to something. Sugar—which dissolves easily—is one of the gentlest exfoliants around, says Flor Mayoral, MD, a Miami dermatologist. A pinch of sugar mixed into your regular facial cleanser is a good way to go. As is Grandma's suggestion to moisturize after: "This will keep skin hydrated after you scrub," says Dr. Mayoral.