Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Gentle Scrub ($8; drugstores) contains 2 percent salicylic acid to clean oil and dirt from pores, and soft synthetic microbeads to buff away flakes. Soothing aloe and chamomile make it gentle enough to use every day.
Does your skin tend to get blotchy or red?
Granular scrubs might be too harsh for you. Instead, try Nia Rapid Exfoliating Serum ($75; Nia24.com), a silky leave-on treatment that slowly loosens and dissolves dead (and dulling) skin cells with a mix of prickly pear and willow bark.
Do you have stubborn rough patches—and a love of nifty gadgets?
Try DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System ($95; DDFSkincare.com). Its (battery-operated) spinning foam sponge massages baking soda "polishing crystals" over the skin for an instantly smoother complexion.