Steps to Take Before Buying Exfoliating Scrubs
Alternatives To Exfoliates
Exfoliates when used as part of a proper skin care regimen are a great way to clean deep down into pores and remove excess oil and dead skin cells from the surface of your face. However, there are a number of products on the market which claim to achieve similar results with little or no effort. One such product are chemical peels. Rather than using mechanical abrasion, chemical peels use an acid formula to chemically break down the bond of oil and dead cells on the surface of the skin. The downsides of such treatment is that they are expensive, temporary, and sometimes uncomfortable or painful. In addition, the healing time of 7-10 days of flaky skin often turns off many potential patients.
Pore minimizing products have been advertised to be miracle solutions that clear your face and shrink your pores. Unfortunately, our pore size is hereditary and no product or treatment can physically change the size of your pores. The only way to achieve long lasting skin care results is to commit everyday to a skin care routine that utilizes not only facial cleansers, but an exfoliating scrub.
Using An Exfoliate Properly
Before using any exfoliating wash properly, make sure you have chosen a formula for your specific skin type. Sensitive skin formulas will not contain abrasives, while oily skin types will want a mild abrasive. After washing your face with a gentle pore cleanser, massage a dime sized drop of exfoliate into your skin. Apply a firm but not forceful pressure to cleanse deep down into pores removing excess oil and skin cells. After each wash or exfoliate, make sure to moisturize with a non-oil based moisturizer to enhance and nourish the skin. Failing to moisturize properly after exfoliating can result in an over production of oil causing more breakouts.