Facial scrubs are excellent for giving you that healthy pink cheeked glow we see on Hollywood stars who have professional makeup artists to give them it artificially. For those of us unwilling to spend the time or unskilled with the makeup brush but can find a minute or two to wash our faces, facial scrubs are the perfect answer. Facial Scrubs exfoliate the skin – that is they scrub off the dead or dry layers from the surface of the skin and expose the softer, pinker, healthy skin below.
Facial scrubs can either be all natural (even home made) or chemically based. Chemically based face scrubs use different strengths of things like salicylic or citric acids to remove the dead skin cells from your face. However, be very careful if you decide to use a chemical face scrub as some people are allergic to salicylic acids or the concentration may be too strong for your skin, a bad reaction can feel like a burn – not a good feeling on your face. Natural face scrubs physically scrub the dead cells off. They can be made with sugar, sand, salts, citrus, lavender, the most popular is made from the finely ground pits of apricots.
The gentlest face scrub you can make is simply warm water and baking soda as strange as that sounds. You pour yourself a handful of baking soda and add a teaspoon of water, mixing the two in your hands until it resembles brown sugar in consistency (add too much and the mixture will resemble wet flour, too little and it’ll be too liquid) then simply scrub your face with the mixture and feel the difference. If you have sensitive skin or have never used a facial scrub before, this is your best option as it’s unlikely to produce a bad reaction in most skin types.
If you decide to use a Best Face Scrub you should be aware of this important fact – the benefit of a face scrub is that it removes dead cells from the surface of your skin, skin takes two weeks to replenish itself, if you just used the scrub yesterday and you use it again today you’re not scrubbing off dead skin cells but the healthy cells you just uncovered yesterday. Some skin may recover faster than others but for the most part it’s best if you only use the scrub once every two weeks. Another thing to be aware of is the fact that your body doesn’t naturally remove the dead dry cells for a reason – to protect the healthy cells beneath them. So if you use a Best Face Scrub be sure to moisturize and use sunscreen on your face in the days following.