Benefits Of An Exfoliating Scrub
Many are often surprised to find out that the cause of blackheads and whiteheads is a combination of excess oil and dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. Both oil production and dead skin cells are natural in normal amounts, but those with dry or oily skin suffer from either an overproduction of oil or skin cell turnover. The oil produced by our sebum glands is necessary to keep our skin looking healthy and vibrant. Similarly, our bodies rid themselves of nearly 30,000 skin cells just in our face every single day. Problems like breakouts occur when our pores become clogged with a combination of these two naturally occurring substances.
The best way to treat skin that breaks out frequently is to wash and exfoliate daily to remove excess oil and cells manually. Exfoliating scrubs are able to penetrate deep into pores clearing out any debris allowing your skin to produce oil naturally. Additionally, exfoliates break down the bond, either mechanically or chemically, between dead skin cells and the surface of our face in order to reveal the healthy layer of skin below that we love.
Proper Skin Care
An exfoliating scrub is just one part of a consistent and daily skin treatment regimen. Instead of wasting time and energy on pore minimizing products promising to work miracles, take pride in your skin and treat it properly. Begin each day by washing your face with a gentle facial cleanser. This will remove oil build up from the night before and prepare your face for the non-oil based moisturizer you will apply. At the end of each day, wash your face again and follow it up with an exfoliating scrub that is formulated for your skin type. Again, moisturize to reduce the skin’s need for oil before bed.