There’s nothing quite like the feel of your skin after you’ve used a face scrub. But there are a few simple rules to follow to make sure that you don’t do more harm than good, and you achieve the beautiful, healthy, glowing skin you deserve.
What exactly is exfoliating or scrubbing?
Exfoliation is the process of using a face scrub to help deep clean the pores of your skin to get rid of product build-up, blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin and other harmful agents. It leaves your skin feeling soft, fresh and new. It also gives the skin a chance to rejuvenate.
When you have dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin this causes the skin to feel dull and “clogged”, which in turn results in blackheads, acne, pimples and scars. It can also speed up the ageing process. Regular face washes or cleanses aren’t quite the same at getting this job done as scrubs are.
How often is it safe to exfoliate my skin?
This depends on your skin type, and the products you are using. In the case of normal or dry skin, once or twice a week is sufficient. If you have oily skin, two times a week might be necessary.
What happens if I exfoliate daily?
Over exfoliating can have the same effects as not exfoliating regularly and doing it daily can be harmful to the skin, and lead to blackheads, tight dull skin, irritation, inflammation and ageing.
Why use a face scrub regularly?
- It makes your skin feel smoother & your skincare penetrates deeper for better results
Regular exfoliation removes the excess dead cells which are just sitting on the skins surface, this will make your skin smoother and improve the texture of your skin. After exfoliating, your moisturisers and serums are absorbed more easily into your freshly cleaned skin. Try caviar peel twice weekly for 3-8 weeks for renewed skin.
- It makes your skin brighter
Without a layer of oil, blackheads and dead skin, your skin will feel fresher, and look brighter. Regular use of a good quality facial scrub can help even out skin tone and even treat pigmentation. Try enzyme powder cleanse and peel to reduce skin impurities.
- It counteracts signs of ageing
With regular exfoliation, old skin cells are removed which can cause the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Clearing away dead skin cells makes way for the skin to renew itself, thereby helping plump and firm the skin, and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. If you love the feeling of a microdermabrasion try skin polish to gentle resurface your skin and reduce deep lines and wrinkles.
- It helps prevent breakouts, acne and pimples
Regular cleaning of oil and product build up from pores can help prevent the formation of black heads and reduce bacteria on the skin that cause pimples and acne. This is where the right product is critical to ensure it treats the problem correctly, instead of making it worse. Try salicylic powder cleanse and peel to eliminate dead skin and toxins.
- And remember exfoliating isn’t just for the girls
Exfoliating can help prepare a guy’s skin for shaving, helping reduce ingrown hairs and razor burn. Plus he’ll have beautiful, soft, glowing skin too!
And remember, if you are unsure which products are best for your skin, book a free skin analysis with on or our experts via video consultation today.
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