If you’re obsessed with skin care like us, then you likely know the importance of using a face scrub regularly. A great addition to any skin care routine, an exfoliating face scrub offers various benefits that result in a healthy-looking visage. Whether you have dull, dry skin or an oily complexion, face scrubbing can easily change things for the better in the skin care department. If you’re ready to find out all of the benefits of scrubbing your face, we’ve got you covered. Follow along to learn everything you need to know about using face scrubs in your daily routine.
THE BENEFITS OF USING A FACE SCRUB
When dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin, it can result in your complexion looking dull. That’s where exfoliation—namely using a face scrub—can come in handy. When you rid the surface of your skin of dead skin cell buildup, this can leave your complexion looking brighter and feeling smoother. And who doesn’t want that?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN EXFOLIATING FACE SCRUB
The key to finding the right face scrub is to look for one that’s formulated for your specific skin type and needs. There’s no hard and fast rule about how often you should exfoliate—some people can benefit from daily use of a face scrub, while others may only need to use one once or twice a week. Pay attention to how your skin responds so that you can find the right frequency for face scrubbing.
As for a face scrub rec, we love the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub line, which features scrubs formulated with a blend of three pure sugars for a formula that refines and nourishes the skin. Have your pick of our best sugar scrubs below.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub: Give your skin a touch of TLC with the help of the face scrub. Formulated with three sugars, luxurious coconut oil, and rich cocoa butter, this scrub melts onto skin, leaving you with a smooth and supple complexion.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub: Clogged pores got you down? This scrub will get your skin back on track. In addition to a blend of three pure sugars, this exfoliating face scrub is formulated with kiwi seeds and works to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the surface of skin, improving the look of your complexion. As a result, skin is rebalanced, and pores look tighter and less visible over time.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub: This face scrub is formulated with three sugars, finely ground acai, and monoi and grapeseed oils for a scrub that provides skin with a deep yet gentle exfoliation. Immediately after use, skin feels softer with a healthy glow.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub: If your skin needs a pick-me-up, this energizing face scrub will do the trick! Formulated with Kona coffee grounds and a blend of three pure-sugars, scrubbing your face with this exfoliator will leave skin smooth, rejuvenated, and invigorated with reduced signs of fatigue.
YOUR EASY FACE SCRUBBING TUTORIAL
Now that you know what to look for in a face scrub and have a few recommendations you can choose from, it’s time to learn how to exfoliate your face the right way. Using the sugar scrub you’ve selected out of the above options, use wet fingers to smooth a small amount onto clean, dry skin—making sure to avoid your eye area. Gently massage the face scrub over your skin. Keep in mind, these fabulous sugar scrubs can work double duty as a lip scrub, too. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, pat dry, and follow up with a moisturizer.
Speaking of, the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water and can help lock in hydration. Each one is a perfect pick for use after scrubbing your face. Of course, if you’re using a face scrub in the morning, you’ll also want to follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher (or a moisturizer with SPF), making sure to apply it 15 to 30 minutes before you head outside.
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