The exfoliant is a product that is used to clean the skin in-depth and eliminate the dead cells of the epidermis that accumulate day after day, preventing the products that we apply later from penetrating to the interior. Exfoliation also helps eliminate accumulated toxins.
The Benefits Of Using The Scrub Are:
- Eliminate dead cells from the epidermis, the skin of our body regenerates approximately every 28 days, with the exfoliator what we achieve is to remove dead cells and enhance cell regeneration.
- Smoother and more uniform skin texture. With the use of a facial scrub, small spots, marks or scars are attenuated, achieving a more uniform skin tone and texture.
- With the facial scrub, we deep clean the pores to prevent dirt, dust, pollution, grease from accumulating in the pores, forming blackheads, comedones.
- It helps the best penetration of the treatment that we apply later, since it penetrates to the interior of the skin, hydrating it.
- Blood circulation is activated, favouring the elimination of toxins and impurities.
- A body scrub also helps in the treatment of the elimination of cellulite, by eliminating dead cells from the epidermis, oxygenating the skin and favouring the penetration of the anti-cellulite cream as well as when performing the peeling we drain and activate blood and lymphatic levels.
The Best Facial Scrubs
There are currently several types of exfoliators on the market that can be classified into two categories: chemical exfoliants and mechanical exfoliants.
Chemical Exfoliants Can Be:
- Enzymatic exfoliants, composed of enzymes from tropical fruits such as pineapple and papaya that do not irritate the skin or have the effect of “scratching” it. They produce a deeper exfoliation, but without irritating the skin. Perfect for sensitive skin.
- AHA’s based scrub (alpha-hydroxy-acids) such as glycolic, salicylic, mandelic, tartaric. Depending on our skin type, problem and tolerance, we must use one kind or another. This type of facial scrub improves the texture, the skin tone, increasing the luminosity; it also reduces the thickness of the skin, making it the ideal exfoliant for oily skin.
Mechanical exfoliants are called scrubs, they are those that carry particles inside, which can be of different sizes and from other sources, such as apricot kernels or polyethene granules, and the exfoliating effect is produced when massaging the skin surface. The way they come is like a cream scrub.
Steps To Exfoliate The Skin
Cleaning Remove all makeup and wash your face, neck and ears well with a good facial cleanser.
Moisten The Skin
- Exfoliation: With your fingers, gently rub the facial scrub in small circular motions all over your face. If you have areas of your face that are oilier than others, apply an additional exfoliation to that area.
- Rinse: Remove the scrub with plenty of warm water. Next, soak a cloth and press it against your face repeatedly.
- Mask: Masks are the perfect complement to exfoliants. For dry skin, I suggest using a moisturizer or gel mask. Depending on the show, leave it on for the recommended time, then rinse it off thoroughly.
- Hydration: Last but not least, hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer.
How Often Is It Recommended To Exfoliate The Face
There is no established rule of how often to exfoliate as it depends on the type of skin you have:
- For Sensitive Skin: The exfoliation should be very gentle and exfoliated with a warm wet washcloth or a mild chemical scrub with lower percentages of active ingredient once or twice a week, maximum.
- For Oily Skin: This type of skin, having a greater tolerance to “heavy” products, can exfoliate up to five times a week.
- For Normal To Combination Skin: It can be done up to three times a week.
After exfoliating your face, the skin will be delicate and soft to the touch, a fresher and healthier appearance. But most importantly, it will improve its absorption, oxygenation and regeneration power.