This should come as little surprise to anyone with a passing knowledge of skincare, but face scrubs can do a fantastic job gently removing the dirt, grime and dead skin cells that builds up on our faces through the sweat of everyday life. Removing this dirt and grime that blocks pores and causes all manner of skin problems is the first reason face scrubs work for anyone wanting a better complexion. Beauty experts typically recommend using a facial scrub 2-3 times a week or once every 2nd or 3rd day for the best results.
REASON #2. FACE SCRUBS ARE EXFOLIATING
Closely related to reason #1, face scrubs by definition contain tiny exfoliating particles that gently unclog blocked pores, clearing congestion and allowing the cleansing ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. This will also help smooth the epidermis (top layer of skin) and reduce the appearance of those unsightly blackheads.
REASON #3. FACE SCRUBS ARE COMPLEXION CLEARING
With your pores unclogged and your skin now able to breathe much easier, face scrubs can also contribute to a clearer complexion, another big reason to consider adding one to your regular skincare routine. How do they achieve this? By controlling the production of sebum (a naturally occurring skin oil) which will prevent pores becoming re-clogged and stimulating blood circulation around the face (via the gentle scrubbing motion) which feeds the skin with vital nutrients. Look for scrubs with natural ingredients like Tea Tree Oil to purify the skin and Kaolin Clay which has mattifying qualities.
REASON #4. FACE SCRUBS CAN BE ANTI-AGEING
Combined with the daily use of a facial moisturiser and a once a week indulgent face mask, face scrubs can also have powerful anti-ageing effects by protecting skin from dryness and accelerating the skin’s natural regeneration process that would otherwise only occur every 30 days. This is a lot less expensive than undergoing professional skin rejuvenation procedures at the local beauty salon and another good reason to jump on the bandwagon!
REASON #5. FACE SCRUBS WILL IMPROVE YOUR SHAVE (FOR MEN)
Our final good reason for regularly using a face scrub is one for the guys – and that is it can improve your shaving experience dramatically. By gently removing the buildup of dead skin cells that accumulate over time (and clog up your razor blade), face scrubs will improve razor glide, help remove and prevent ingrown hairs whilst helping to lift coarse beard hair that typically cause problems when your grooming yourself at the bathroom sink
FINDING THE RIGHT FACE SCRUB FOR YOU
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