In the event that you can't make it to the salon or derm's office, try exfoliating and masking at home. Although extractions and peels are best left to the professionals, you can always use an over-the-counter facial polish, like Dr. Brandt's Renewing Age-Defying Face Exfoliator. Dr. Brandt's exfoliator is clinically proven to soften and smooth skin. And, according to Dr. Brandt, it may even "replicate in-office microdermabrasion procedures." Make sure you aren't combining exfoliants or peels with other active ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide or retinoids, as they can make your skin more susceptible to irritation. Those with sensitive complexions can use a soft buffing tool, like Honest Beauty's Gentle Konjac Sponge, with their favorite cleanser. For an authentic, at-home facial experience, you can also incorporate a soothing mask, like Mountain Rose Herb's French Green Clay.