The Best Lotions for Exfoliating

The best lotions for exfoliating keep skin smooth and moisturized.

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At the first signs of warm weather, you throw on your tank tops, shorts and flip-flops. However, your skin care regimen has been in hibernation mode during the colder months and it's evident on your lack-luster skin. An exfoliating lotion can help your skin regain its natural glow, making you as radiant as the freshly bloomed flowers you pass on your way to the park.

Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Lotion

Though it's tempting to neglect your skin in winter (you're swaddled in cashmere sweaters and wool coats anyway), give it a little loving care with Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Lotion. Harsh winter weather tends to leave skin dry, cracked and dull. WebMD suggests Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Lotion because of its skin-polishing exfoliants and nourishing moisturizers. It will keep skin gleaming in winter so you'll be positively glowing for that must-attend holiday party.

Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Superhero Body Sculpting Serum

The best lotion for exfoliating during skin-bearing season according to "Prevention" magazine is Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Superhero Body Sculpting Serum. It contains glycolic acid for exfoliation and caffeine for cellulite-forgiving, skin-firming results, making it a swimsuit-friendly choice. If you're outdoorsy -- that includes catching rays by the pool -- you can layer Superhero Body Sculpting Serum under your sunscreen to keep your skin smooth while you block UV rays.

M2 Body Refinish 15 Percent

If your skin woes go beyond chapped dullness to more serious issues such as rough patches, ingrown hairs, and ensuing dark spots, use M2 Body Refinish 15 Percent. Daily Beauty touts the lotion's exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acids, malic acid and mandelic acid. These ingredients gently slough off dead skin cells to smooth rough areas and reveal fresh, new skin. The lotion causes a slight stinging sensation from the alpha-hydroxy acids, but its concentrated ingredients should noticeably improve your skin.

Lac-Hydrin Five Lotion

Another effective treatment for clogged hair follicles, discoloration and scaly skin is Lac-Hydrin Five Lotion according to O magazine. The powerful ingredient lactic acid -- another alpha-hydroxy acid -- makes it one of the best lotions for exfoliating your body. Because it contains 12 percent lactic acid, it polishes and hydrates skin more quickly and potently than most smoothing lotions. In three to four weeks, you should see sleeker, more even-toned skin.

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