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Loosen the bonds between the dead cells in skin's uppermost layer so they can be shed, improving texture and adding radiance.
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A night lotion with glycolic acid and powerful moisture-retaining humectants, like Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir ($32; drugstores), is a gentle option when your skin is dry.
To smooth away little bumps on your arms and legs, try AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion ($16; drugstores). Lactic acid sloughs off dead skin cells that may be causing the bumps, and helps skin retain moisture.
The pads in Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Face Peel ($78 for 30 applications; dgskincare.com) are packed with AHAs, plus anti-inflammatory ingredients to combat irritation.