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We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one super important step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.

For some reason, we assume that as long as we're using a cleanser and applying sunscreen, we're doing "enough." Well, as it turns out, enough is not good enough if it's glowing, radiant skin you're after.

According to doctors Gina and Sid Dinesh, dermatologists in Beverly Hills, California, adding exfoliation to your skin care routine helps the natural shedding process of skin and encourages healthier, smoother, more even-toned skin. Some of the big beauty benefits? Acne prevention, smaller pores, wrinkle reduction — and it even helps all those fancy (read: spendy) moisturizers absorb into the skin.

Since it can be overwhelming to sift through the hundreds of scrubs and exfoliation products out there, we've done the work for you. We rounded up a complete list of the best face scrubs, according to TotalBeauty.com readers. This detailed guide will help you choose the perfect scrub for your face so you can say hello to that gorgeous skin that's just waiting to be revealed.

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Best Face Scrub No. 16: Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub, $7.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.0*

Why it's great: "Better than excellent," is how readers describe this face scrub. One reviewer says she loves this product because it "makes your skin the perfect canvas for any treatments you want to apply afterwards." Users with breakout-prone skin were especially impressed that the formula contains salicylic acid. "My pimple was gone the very next day when I used this," says one TotalBeauty.com member. Even with a powerful punch of pore-unclogging ingredients, this scrub still leaves readers' faces feeling "moisturized instead of tight."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub here.

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Best Face Scrub No. 15: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, $85

TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8*

Why it's great: Though pricey, this face scrub remains a classic for many. As one reader puts it, "This product has a high price tag but lives up to its promise to exfoliate your skin." Many users say that it helps their other skin care products and makeup "absorb much better," and the pleasant herbal scent is quite popular as well.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment here.

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Best Face Scrub No. 14: Lush Ocean Salt Facial and Body Scrub, $21.95
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.5*

Why it's great: Reviewers of all skin types love this face scrub because it's adjustable based on your skin's oil production. "Adjust the amount of water you use with it to make it stronger or weaker," advises a reader. "My boyfriend goes full strength on his oily, congested skin. I dilute it and use it as a gentle exfoliator two to three times per week." Users say this scrub has a lot of "exfoliating strength," thanks to the salt particles that "work wonders on blackheads." Plus, "it smells like a margarita," says one salt scrub devotee.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Lush Ocean Salt Facial and Body Scrub here.

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Best Face Scrub No. 13: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, $3.59
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.6*

Why it's great: This drugstore standby makes the list of best face scrubs because it's "very effective" in "slough[ing] off dead skin." The tiny kernels clean out pores and "allow creams and other products to work more effectively," says one reviewer.

While some users noted that it's too harsh for their skin, others love the exfoliating power. "I can't wait to jump in the shower and scrub my face," says one reader.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub here.

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We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one super important step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.

For some reason, we assume that as long as we're using a cleanser and applying sunscreen, we're doing "enough." Well, as it turns out, enough is not good enough if it's glowing, radiant skin you're after.

According to doctors Gina and Sid Dinesh, dermatologists in Beverly Hills, California, adding exfoliation to your skin care routine helps the natural shedding process of skin and encourages healthier, smoother, more even-toned skin. Some of the big beauty benefits? Acne prevention, smaller pores, wrinkle reduction — and it even helps all those fancy (read: spendy) moisturizers absorb into the skin.

Since it can be overwhelming to sift through the hundreds of scrubs and exfoliation products out there, we've done the work for you. We rounded up a complete list of the best face scrubs, according to TotalBeauty.com readers. This detailed guide will help you choose the perfect scrub for your face so you can say hello to that gorgeous skin that's just waiting to be revealed.

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