Our skin looks as nice as the care and effort we put into its maintenance. Quality products and a dedicated skincare routine are essential to radiant and healthy skin. To get healthy and glowing skin, you must remove all dead skin, dirt, and other pollutants that make the skin dull and lifeless. This is where an excellent exfoliating scrub will help and amp up your daily skincare routine.
Read on to learn about using this skincare product, its benefits, and why you should invest in a good one and use it correctly.
What is an exfoliating scrub?
Facial and body scrubs are a product that is designed to scrub off the dirt, debris, pollutants, and dead flakes off the surface of your skin. A scrub usually contains microscopic granular particles of natural exfoliant products blended in a creamy base.
Slightly coarse items like sea salt, grounded almonds, and papaya seeds are used to create the exfoliating particles. However, for someone taking baby steps into the skincare world, physical exfoliating scrubs are the safer choice as they are effective and easy to choose.
Why do you need exfoliation?
Our skin sheds in the form of flakes, irrespective of the season. These dead skin flakes often stick to the skin surface and are mixed with sebum and external pollutants, grease, and dirt.
As a result, the newer skin does not show through and has an overall dry and dull appearance.
With the help of an exfoliating scrub, you can scrape off the dead skin and let the newer, fresh skin breathe. Mamaearth’s Ubtan Face Scrub has turmeric and walnut. Both ingredients are effective in reducing tan. Walnut particles are gentle on the skin. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and helps even out the skin tone.
The result is overall glowing and even-toned skin that feels softer and more hydrated.
Reasons to Use
Besides removing dirt and dead skin, scrubs have numerous other benefits, provided you use them correctly. Here are some benefits that will inspire you to include this skincare product in your daily routine.
Removes dead skin
A scrub’s primary task is removing dead skin cells that stick to your face and body due to sebum and other oily substances. It will gently scrape them off when you massage the scrub on your skin.
As a result, you get glowing, youthful, and plumper skin that looks healthy. In addition, the dry and dull appearance of the skin is gone right after one wash. Choose a mild exfoliator if your skin gets irritated easily from abrasion.
Unclogs skin pores
The dead skin mixed with sebum and dirt often clogs the pores and turns into whiteheads or blackheads. A gentle scrub with help to extract this debris from the pores. It dilates the pores and makes them appear smaller, making your skin smoother. Unclogging the pores also prevents acne breakouts, as the skin can breathe better.
Increases product absorption
Once the pores and the surface area of your skin are cleaned, the skin’s epidermis can absorb the products better. Hence, exfoliation is a vital step before any skin treatment. However, scrubbing should be the first step for professional skin treatments, even if you follow an exfoliation routine. This is because it prepares the skin to absorb the products used thoroughly and reap maximum benefits.
Hyperpigmentation of patchy and different skin colors in certain areas of the face and body is a common problem faced by many. This usually happens when the dead skin cells are not entirely shed off in specific places while newer skin shows through in other areas. Or else if the melanin production is uneven and your skin suffers from sunburns and tans in patches.
A good exfoliating scrub, when used dedicatedly, will ensure the dead skin cells are removed. To get the best results, use an exfoliating scrub first, followed by high-quality hyperpigmentation cream.
You may opt for Mamaearth’s Bye Bye Blemishes Face Cream. It has a non-greasy formula that is rich in mulberry extract and vitamin C. It is high in antioxidants and prevents melanin deposits, which helps to prevent dark spots and acne marks. The cream is designed to fade hyperpigmentation and slowly make your skin tone more uniform.
Creates a better base for makeup
Doing makeup over flaky, dry, and dull skin worsens the problem areas. The last thing you want is for your foundation to stick to dry patches and make them look more apparent than ever before.
No matter how good your makeup products and skills are, you will not get the best results without a healthy base to work on. Hence, it is crucial to exfoliate your skin before doing your makeup and follow it up with a hyperpigmentation cream to get the best results.
Follow up the exfoliation with great moisturizing and hydrating products so your skin does not feel irritated. Also, give your skin at least half an hour to calm down before applying makeup. Exfoliation can slightly irritate the skin, which gets aggravated when you layer up makeup products right after the routine.
How to exfoliate skin?
Good exfoliation involves using the right product and a suitable method to exfoliate. If you do not follow a proper exfoliation technique, it can irritate the skin and cause inflammation. Here’s what a good exfoliation routine looks like:
- Start with cleansing your face and neck with a gentle cleanser. Do not pat dry, though; leave the skin slightly damp.
- Take a small dollop of the exfoliating scrub and apply it all over your wet face and neck.
- Gently start massaging the scrub in a circular motion. Do not apply any pressure at all as you massage. Focus on areas where you get maximum dry or oily skin, like cheeks, upper lips, and corner of the nose.
- Do not massage for more than 20-30 seconds.
- Wash off the exfoliator with lukewarm water.
- Pat dry the skin with a soft towel.
- Follow up the routine with a hyperpigmentation cream if you have a discoloration problem.
Exfoliation is a necessity for all skin types, especially if you have dry skin. Using the right product ensures your skin gets the maximum benefits and glow from within. At Mamaearth, we use natural and FDA-approved ingredients to create products ideal for all skin types. So rest assured that your skin is getting the best when you choose our products.