A facial scrub also known as an exfoliator tends to be a thicker and more concentrated formula used to cleanse the skin. They contain micro particles to mechanically scrub the skin and help loosen and remove the top layer of dead skin cells. Like all exfoliation, it is a nice treatment for both acne and wrinkles because it encourages the surfacing of newer, younger skin cells.
Organic scrubs are the best facial scrubs because they penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin instead of being wasted on the dead skin cells sitting on top that often block absorption.
Unlike fruit acid peels that work chemically to loosen dead skin cells, facial scrubs use gentle abrasion to correct skin issues or give the skin a polished appearance. The results you'll get depend largely on the pressure you use, the ingredients in your scrub, and how often you use it.
Here are the 3 key things that can make all the difference to your skin care regime:
- The particles contained in the scrub should not be too large. If the granules are too large you risk irritating and scratching your skin. You want something that is large enough to loosen the surface layer of the skin without leaving red marks behind but small enough to ensure thorough coverage.
- Your scrub formula should be soap free. Soap can be very irritating to the skin as it strips your skin of its natural oils leaving it dry and sensitive.
- Select a product that contains a high concentrate of plant extracts, oils and essential oils to promote hydration, skin repair, regeneration and healing. Just like us, your skin cells need a variety of vitamins and antioxidants to grow healthy and strong, and the highest quality comes from nature itself.