How many times have you had your friends say, “Oh, you don’t need a face scrub, your skin looks super sensitive!” or, “Face scrubs are an absolute NO if you have acne”, or even “I don’t use a face scrub because it may damage my skin”? Well, let us tell you we get these comments a lot too. But we’ve decided to put an end to these rumours and tell you why you must exfoliate your skin – no matter the skin type.
Dry or oily skin – get a scrub ASAP
if you don’t already own one
Yes, we’re right. If your skin is too dry, it means you have a lot of dead skin you may want to get rid of. Similarly, acne-prone oily skin need more subtle scrubs to remove grime and penetrate oil to break down pore-clogging dead skin cells. However, it’s always a good idea to use scrubs with hydroxyl acids like glycolic or salicylic so it doesn’t cause breakout which we all dread, don’t we?!
Gritty scrubs are definitely off-limits, but most of you can benefit from a mild, short-contact exfoliating scrub, which isn’t very hard to find these days. After scrubbing, always a good idea to use a cool, wet washcloth in circular motions to loosen and sweep away dead skin cells. Trust us!
Have a normal skin, but still wondering why you need a scrub?
First of all, congratulations! You have a strong genetics game going on here, but the bad (read: good) news is you need a scrub more than anyone else. Normal usually means a combo of two — an oily T-zone and dry cheeks — which means you may want to invest in two different types of scrubs.
Have we mentioned yet… makeup sits better on an exfoliated skin as removing the dead skin from time to time enhances the skin's ability to absorb everything else (AKA makeup!).
Have we convinced you yet? If yes, scroll down to see some best scrubs we have in the market today. Make a pick and you’re ready to rock and roll – with a beautiful glow on your face!
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