The Gritty World Of Facial Scrubs: The Why, How & When

Whatever project you wish to undertake, it’s important to get the basics right! Skip the fundamentals and even something as simple as a skin care routine goes awry.  Stocking the bathroom cabinet to the brim with exquisitely packaged products doesn’t give you healthy skin or remove the appearance of fine lines. Impressive brands and esoteric items won’t necessarily suit your face.

If you want advanced skin care products to show their magic, get the ABCs right. A is cleansing, B, for moisturizing, and C is exfoliationExfoliation is broke down into two types chemical exfoliants and physical exfoliants.

Why You Should Use A Facial Scrub… 


Using a face scrub or natural exfoliants is not being pretentious - it is a necessary step to skin care. Here’s why:
  • Every two weeks or so, the skin builds new skin cells. Unlike the rest of the body, the face isn’t too adept at shedding the dead cells. Over time, these dead cells build up, clog pores and make the face look dull. good face scrub or any other exfoliating agent sloughs off these useless dead skin cells, dirt, and grime to give way to a polished and chiseled face and no more pimples.
  • For men that have facial hair growing on their faces. If you don’t remove dead cells, you’ll end up with ingrown hair, besides dull-looking skin.  Scrubbing the face, albeit kindly, gets rid of a thin layer of skin. It softens and lifts the facial hair allowing the razor to cut through it like butter and as close to the root as possible. Even if you don’t keep a full beard or little, but merely a slight facial hair (or clean-shaven), exfoliating once a while gives a more decent shave. This will also prevent ingrown hairs and pimples.
  • A tie with a dotted pattern looks good but a nose dotted with blackheads doesn’t. Washing is not the trick. Even a superior facewash will have trouble eliminating them because blackheads aren’t just dead skin cells or impurities. They are a mix of bacteria, dirt, and wax. You can diligently wash the face twice a day and still have the impurities on your skin. Scrubs are one of the rare products scientifically engineered to break down blackheads.
In, a face scrub purifies the face of impurities, speeds the natural process of removing dead skin and makes the skin look youthful without fine lines and giving smoother skin. Though, that’s not the end of face scrubs. Remember they are exfoliants. if you scrub too often or too hard, you might end up with rashes and skin irritation.

How To Use A Daily Face Scrub?

If you need to pound something, go to the gym and take the aggression out on a punching bag. The skin, especially facial, is meant for a more refined approach and smoother skin.
For Best Results:
  • Begin by rinsing the face with lukewarm water (neither hot nor cold water).
  • Then take a small amount of scrub on your fingers (a ten-cent size is enough).
  • Use light pressure to rub the scrub on the skin in a circular motion (work more on the nose and forehead as they have the highest concentration of pores).
  • If it’s a shave day, go gentler because the shave is already going to exfoliate the skin (but don’t forget to concentrate on the beard area).
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Finish with patting dry your wet face (do not rub the towel).

When To Use An Exfoliator for Your Skin Type?

Knowing why to scrub and how to do it correctly is not the whole narrative. Without the right product that suits your skin, your grooming routine remains ineffective. And without knowing when to scrub, even using the right product is in vain. The ‘when’ is dependent on skin type.

1. For the oily skin (and normal and combo)

Those who are doomed with oily skin or blessed with normal skin should use a facial scrub two to three times a week without the fear of a spotted red look. The same rule applies to men with combination skin. If your skin is particularly oily skin, don’t increase the frequency of scrubbing, add to your skin care routine a facial scrub that has more firepower that helps you combat the oily skin. Some of the best face scrubs have Ingredient Lists with salicylic acid, aloe vera, vitamin e, caffeine, and alpha hydroxy acid.

2. For the dry skin (and sensitive skin and acne-prone skin)

Once a week is a limit to scrubbing for the bloke who suffers from sensitive skin or one that’s prone to breakouts. Dry skin is a misery of its own. You don’t want to aggravate it with recurrent exfoliation.  Some Ingredients List to look out for sensitive skin are salicylic acid, caffeine, fruit extract, vitamin e, and seed oil or seed extract.
Also, skip the scrub on shave days and skip the face wash when exfoliating. When it comes to the kind of face exfoliator to use, gents with dry skin should look for natural and milder ingredients. Most scrubs come with a lot of power that can feel like sandpaper on the dermis. You aren't looking for sanded furniture, but a polished face and a pushing back the fine lines and packed with natural ingredients like vitamin e, seed oil, caffeine and fruit extract.

Facial Scrub: The Weapon To Clear, Healthy Skin

Facial Scrub

Hands down, the best skin care product is an exfoliating agent, it does some serious heavy lifting for your skin. Once you’ve found a brand that suits your skin and retains your skin's essential oils and moisture, you’ll forget the days when a face wash was sufficient. Either don’t utilize it at all or make the egregious mistake of overdoing it. Neither scenario is ideal. Follow the steps and frequency we’ve given, and you love how your skin feels.
Having said that, never forget that grooming is personal. No two skin types are the same, and no two faces react to the same exfoliating scrub equally. You have to find what works for you. If physical exfoliants are turning the skin red, switch to a milder one, or cut the regularity.
Lastly, gentle exfoliation can clean the pores and hair to an extent. It can get rid of acne to a degree. It can clear the skin to a point. When you reach that juncture, it doesn’t serve the skin texture further. So the good news, keep true to the maxim: moderation is key.

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