Try a Skin-Care Brush
If you're curious about trying a skin-care brush, choose one that's meant specifically for use on the face; because our skin is much more sensitive here, these brushes can't be as rough as what we'd use on the rest of our body. You can find both manual and electric brushes in a variety of shapes and textures, but the important thing to remember is to follow instructions and use them as directed. David McDaniel, MD, assistant professor of clinical dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Virginia Beach, recommends battery-operated Clarisonic brushes to his patients with dry, flaky skin. "They're really quite good and very gentle, as long as you don't overdo it and use them too often," he says.