WONDERS OF A FACE SCRUBGurpreet Kaur
Sometimes, all it takes is a nice face scrub to make your skin glow. It turns the face softer and smoother and lends it a radiance that has been missing since you could not set aside time for one of the most important beauty regimes a woman needs. Exfoliation comes with a slew of benefits that are guaranteed to enhance your beauty.
So, what exactly does a facial scrub do? Ever wondered why your face looks dull and dry even after a wash-and-moisturise routine? Blame it on the dead cells. They reduce the natural luminance of the skin, clog the pores and give it a tired and rough look.
CLEANSES & SOFTENS
A scrub easily removes dead cells, gets rid of dirt, cleans the pores, prevents ingrown hair and wipes out excess oil, bringing back softness and radiance to the face. It is extremely beneficial and easy to apply too.
Homemade face scrubs have been in use for ages. Combinations of coffee powder and sugar, oats and honey, tomato and yoghurt, or even rice powder and milk are known to clean the face thoroughly and naturally.
A SPECAIL SCRUB
Or you can pick a natural beauty product depending on the type of skin. A scrub with anti-acne properties is ideal for those with oily skin. While dry skin should have exfoliation with a scrub that has moisturising benefits, people with sensitive skin should select products that are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
And there is a specific way to apply scrub too. First, thoroughly wash your face and leave it moist. Take a small amount of scrub and gently apply it. Without putting any pressure, rub it all over the face using only your fingers in a circular motion. Continue the massage for 10-15 minutes, moving the fingers upwards. You should use the scrub on your neck too as the skin there too is exposed to the sun and pollution. After the face is washed and pat dry, you can use a face cream or moisturiser too. A natural face pack can also be put on after exfoliation.
FOR A GLOWING FACE
Some of you might believe that scrubs can damage the skin because of their coarse feel. But that is not correct. If it is used the right way without putting pressure, scrubs are your shortcut to a glowing face and smooth skin. And it is important to follow the exfoliation routine once or twice a week only, not daily.
Make sure the scrub you use has natural ingredients that would keep the face glowing for a long time and also help with skin rejuvenation. Like, Soilscents’ face scrub. It is made of Jojoba seeds that provide highly effective exfoliation without the abrasiveness like other natural or synthetic exfoliants. This scrub contains castor oil, a natural moisturiser that easily repairs dry, chapped or damaged skin. Other ingredients are Sunflower oil and Mandarin Essential Oil, which help reduce acne, brighten the skin, curb oiliness and prevent wrinkles.
This mild scrub is suitable for all skin types. And what’s more, you can use it as a face wash too. Your face will look super clean and healthy, and that confidence will reflect on your attitude.