Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought “why am I wearing a dark mask and it’s not even Halloween?” It’s because you’re are not exfoliating that dead skin away! For those of you who think that exfoliating is SO not necessary and is just another way beauty companies try to rid you of your cash, the skin therapist in me can assure you that using facial scrubs is and always will be a necessary step in your at-home skin care regimen – I’ve seen the results many times over first-hand.
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Facial scrubs are beneficial to you for many reasons: they remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, they help to unclog pores, they stimulate blood flow which is more prevalent in mechanical exfoliation (the physical rubbing of dead skin off also known as gommage), they promote the growth of new skin cells (cell turnover) & they make your skin look brighter and feel smoother.
Women with dry skin should look for scrubs with a creamy base like L’Occitane’s Ultra Rich Face Scrub ($34, sephora.com) because it’s hydrating and gentle. It contains finely ground nutshells…read more.