Sloughing off dead skin cells can keep skin clear, healthy, and not overly shiny, but only if you do it correctly. With so many face scrubs to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out where to start when it comes to choosing the right exfoliating skin care products for your skin type. Here are a few dos and don'ts on how to use a face scrub properly in order to get beautiful skin and ensure you're getting the most out of adding exfoliating to your skin care routine.
THE DOS AND DON’TS OF ADDING A FACE SCRUB TO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Don’t #1: Pick the wrong scrub
Choose your exfoliating scrub wisely. Jagged granules can cause redness and irritation. Gentle, rounded particles are the way to go.
Do #1: Find the right scrub for your skin type
Finding the right face scrub for your skin type is the most important thing when it comes to adding exfoliating to your skin care routine. You want to choose one that will not only remove dead skin cells, but also give your skin added benefits. Before you reach for the face scrub, take some time to study your skin. Do you have dry skin? Make sure to go extra gentle. Do you have oily skin? Make sure you're not stripping too much oil and aggravating your skin even more.
If you have oily skin…you’ll want to go for a face scrub that will unclog and purify your pores from any excess oil that may have built up. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub is perfect for you with its three pure sugars and real kiwi seeds. This sugar scrub will leave your skin free of dirt, oil, impurities, and shine.
If you have dry skin…you’ll want a face scrub that removes any impurities while also nourishing the drier areas of your face. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub , which is formulated with brown, blonde, and white sugars, in addition to coconut oil and cocoa butter, will remove dirt and oil while softening and smoothing skin.
If you have combination skin…a face scrub that that leaves you with a natural glow is perfect for you. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub uses finely ground acai, grapeseed and monoi oils to give you fresh, rejuvenated skin.
Don’t #2: Pick a random time of day to exfoliate
As hard as it may be to designate time to exfoliate, you’ll want to fit in a designated time of day to get the most out of your face scrub.
Do #2: Exfoliate in the morning
Make exfoliation a part of your morning routine. Skin renews itself overnight, making the morning the perfect time to scrub away. Slap on your favorite moisturizer post-scrub, to help regulate oil production and keep things smooth.
Don’t #3: Exfoliate every day
While adding a face scrub to your skin care routine can give you clear, smooth and beautiful skin you’re looking for, exfoliating every day is not something you want to be doing. Most face scrubs (including the three mentioned above) can be used up to three times a week for maximum results. Even if you're oily and have the urge for an extra cleansing boost, over-exfoliating can be too harsh for delicate skin. The face on your skin is especially fragile and you want to avoid irritating it.
Do #3: Invest in a daily scrub cleanser
If you want to exfoliate every day as part of your skin care routine and get in a better habit of using a face scrub, invest in a gentle yet effective scrub that is meant to be used daily. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser is your new best friend. This scrub will gently exfoliate your skin and leave you with a radiant glow.
Now that you know the best face scrub for your skin type and a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind when exfoliating, you’re one step closer to getting beautiful, smooth skin! If you want to read more skin care tips, check out our article, 5 Facial Serum Hacks to Upgrade Your Skin Care Routine.