Top 6 Tips On Scrubbing The Face
Do you always wonder why scrubbing, both the body and the face, is emphasized upon as a healthy skincare practice? Well, for beginners, it exfoliates the skin, removes dead cells from the skin’s surface, opens pores clogged with dirt, grime and oil and reveals soft, healthy and glowing skin. Scrubbing regularly with the right products can reduce or postpone signs of skin aging too. Scrubbing can be broadly classified into body scrubbing and face/facial scrubbing. Let us look at the most essential tips on scrubbing the face in the right way.
1. Determine your skin type
Determining your skin type, preferably by a dermatologist, is the most important pre-requisite to scrubbing. It is best to let your dermatologist prescribe a scrub for you if your skin is sensitive or acne prone.
2. Choose the right products
Depending on your skin type – dry, oily or combination skin – choose the facial scrub best suited for your skin. Avoid using scrubs with very rough and hard granules as they may cause skin irritation and breakouts, eventually. Most brands have a range of facial scrubs using varied ingredients to choose from, depending on your skin type.
3. Decide the frequency of scrubbing
Depending on your skin type and degree of exposure to the external environment (pollution, sun, and location) decide on the frequency of scrubbing. It is best to limit scrubbing to once or twice a week, although a lot of products recommend increased usage.