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How To Use A Face Scrub? (and How Not To!)

Want to get rid of dead skin cells that make you look dull? A face scrub is the one to be included in your skin care routine!

What’s covered in this article:
✔ Why Use A Face Scrub?
✔ How To Use A Face Scrub? (and How Not To!)
✔ FAQs on How to Use Face Scrub

Why Use A Face Scrub?

✔ A face scrub helps in exfoliating your skin.
✔ It helps in removal of dead skin cells that would clog your pores which is the main reason for most skin issues including acne.
✔ Further, clogged pores can cause inflammations, when that heals, it causes pigmentations. 

Hence, a face scrub helps avoid such skin troubles from clogged pores. However, a face scrub may cause serious damage to your skin if it’s not used in the right way!

How To Use A Face Scrub? (and How Not To!)

A face scrub proves to be effective only under certain conditions:

  • Wash your face before scrubbing:Face‌ ‌‌Cleanser ‌vs‌ ‌Face‌ Wash‌✔ Always wash your face with a good face wash and then use a gentle scrub.
  • Apply a face mask after scrubbing:
    ✔ Use a good mask or gel after you finish scrubbing. This will help your skin in absorbing the goodness of your scrub and mask efficiently.
  • Frequency:
    ✔ Do not use the scrub every day.
    ✔ Use a face scrub once a month or once in two weeks, otherwise, it could dry out your skin.
    ✔ Scrubbing frequently strips off the natural moisture of your skin which is maintained by your skin’s natural oils.
    ✔ This results in excessive production of sebum in skin to compensate for the dryness producing more acne.
  • Duration:
    ✔ Do not scrub your face for long periods of time as it would only harm your skin.
    ✔ Scrubbing skin for too long can dry your skin and cause it to secrete more oil which again leads to acne.
  • Timing:
    ✔ If you are going to steam your face, it’s always better to scrub before you steam.
    ✔ Your skin is extremely sensitive after you steam. Thus, scrubbing is not a good idea.
  • Acne:
    In case you have acne
    or any other kind of inflammation, it’s always better to stay away from any type of skin scrub.
    ✔ This could increase inflammation and dry it out at the same time, making it worse for your skin.
  • Wounded skin:
    ✔ If your skin has scratches or wounds on it, stay away from scrubbing and let it heal instead.
    ✔ By scrubbing your wound, you could be risking an infection. It could also hinder the healing process, ultimately leaving a scar on your skin.

Also read: Face wash and its frequency of use: What that means to your skin

FAQs on How to Use Face Scrub

How to use face scrub for oily skin?

There is no set way, you can use it normally but massage it very gently for a minute or less. The key with oily skin is that you shouldn’t scrub excessively. Even though you might think that this could create a balance of oils on your skin, it doesn’t. It causes confusion for your oil glands leading to more acne.

What does face scrub do?

Face scrub helps in exfoliating your skin, removing dead skin cells and dirt that clog pores and rejuvenates your skin.

Is face scrub better than face wash?

They both work together. Face wash helps in cleaning your skin, whereas a scrub helps in exfoliating and removing dead skin cells.

How often should one use a face scrub?

It should be used once a month or once in two weeks. The type, amount and duration of scrub that you use should cater your skin needs and remain monitored. Scrubbing your face excessively will dry it out, which could lead to an increase in sebum production and ultimately acne and irritation.


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