Sometimes nothing feels better than giving yourself a rough, hard scrub. The older you get, the more time you seem to spend patting and smoothing and cossetting your face, futile hours battling the sag and droop. The right facial scrub feels more therapeutic. It’s a reminder of the days when you just needed soap and water to complete your beauty regime, and it leaves your skin feeling taut and smooth. Super Facialist Vitamin C + Brighten Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash (£9.99, boots.com) is reminiscent of fresh orange juice, zingy and tingly without drying your face. Cowshed Calendula Refining Facial Scrub (£22, cowshedonline.com) delivers a bigger hit of moisture, making you feel less guilty about rubbing away at your tired old face.
001 Pure Active Peel £50, doublezeroone.com Darphin Age-defying Dermabrasion £52, 0870 034 2566 Rodial Super Acids After Party Scrub £45, rodial.co.uk Bliss Pore-Perfecting Facial Polish £24.50, marksandspencer.com