Exfoliating scrub is a great way to remove dead facial skin cells and better ensure that your skin remains unclogged. While it’s ideal to use face wash and toner, as part of your usual routine, they don’t have the same health benefits as a great exfoliating scrub. By removing the layer of accumulated dead cells, your skin will look brighter and be both smoother and softer afterwards.
5 Benefits of using Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- It unclogs pores, helping to prevent breakouts and ingrown hairs.
- It enables other skin care products to penetrate more deeply.
- It rejuvenates the skin, leaving it with a more even tone and texture.
- It boosts circulation, which assists with cellular health.
- It challenges the signs of aging by stimulating collagen production, thereby helping to minimise the appearance of thin lines.
How to Choose a Face Scrub
An exfoliating scrub should balance polishing away dead skin cells and being gentle enough not to damage your face. So, what’s in it matters. Extracts like Aloe Ferox help to moisturise and soothe the skin as it’s scrubbed. This makes it a gentler product to use on your skin. Additional things to consider are synthetic vs natural scrub particles. Walnut particles are particularly effective at scrubbing. They have the added advantage of being environmentally and vegan friendly. Body and facial scrubs are different. Therefore, it is advisable to only use a facial scrub on your face. Likewise, don’t use body glove scrubs as they are too harsh.
When to Use It
It’s recommended that you use an exfoliating scrub at least once and no more than three times a week. If you experience stinging or redness afterwards, you need to cut back on how many times per week you do it or take a break. Exfoliating face scrubs can be used as part of your skin care routine or to assist in removing makeup. It’s best to use it at night as afterwards your skin will usually be a little more sensitive to sunlight.
When Not to Use It
If you have sore pimples or open wounds then don’t use a face scrub. If your skin is dry, irritated, sunburnt or particularly sensitive it’s best to avoid using it for a while too. It’s good to be aware that some skins are unfortunately too sensitive to use an exfoliating facial scrub. Therefore, test out a new scrub before you use it over your whole face.
5 Steps for Using an Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- Rinse your face
- Apply a R2 sized amount of facial scrub to your wet face
- Working upwards, gently massage the scrub across your face using circular motions for no more than 45 seconds
- Wash the scrub off
- Pat your face dry
What Products to Use Afterwards
Once you have finished polishing your face, it is important to moisturise your face. You should exfoliate then use a toner followed by your moisturising creams or serums. Do not use a cleanser or an additional exfoliating or peel-type product after scrubbing.
The Benefits of Using Aloe Unique Exfoliating Face Scrub
The Aloe Unique Exfoliating Scrub is a walnut based particle scrub. It is formulated from plants using Phyto chemistry and is free from parabens. Due to the free-range farming of its Aloe Ferox leaf extracts, it contains no chemicals and no pesticides. Thus, making it both environmentally and vegan friendly. The Aloe Unique Exfoliating Scrub’s rejuvenating properties are boosted by Aloin. Which is known to stimulate faster and better skin repair and healing. The combination of the Aloe Unique Exfoliating Scrub ingredients and its intrinsic properties, make it suitable to be used on all skin types including sensitive skins.