Many of us have our skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing – but how many of us actually use a facial scrub regularly? Did u know scrubbing your face is essential for many reasons?
#1. Using a facial scrub helps cleanse the skin deeply, loosening dirt and grime build-up in pores.
Life can be crazy with many of us who commute to work and back, leaving our skin exposed to pollution, dirt and smog. The dirt build-up can lead to pimples or very dull, flaky complexion. We say pick a day or two in a week to use a good facial scrub to regularly detox the pores and give your skin a good cleaning!
#2. Using a facial scrub helps refine your pores
Scrubbing regularly helps minimize the look of pores, as the dirt is lifted from pores, leaving it looking more refined. Skin texture looks and feels more soft and smooth. Your skin now is ready for better absorption of your face moisturizer or serum treatment.
#3. Did you know? Using a facial scrub makes your skin glow!
Did you know? The action of scrubbing the face promotes blood circulation to the face (similar to exercise!) which boosts cell renewal and regeneration, promoting a radiant glow! If you’ve not gotten in a habit of scrubbing, you might as well start now!
But wait – I have sensitive skin. Which scrub should I go for?
There are all sorts of facial scrubs in the market. Some facial scrubs contain scrubbing agents made out of crushed walnut shells or even plastic microbeads which can trigger skin sensitivity. Some scrubs often have harsher, bigger granules which may harm or scratch the skin. Plastic microbeads on the one hand, has been banned in many European Union countries due to the fact that plastic beads, often found in facial scrubs, get eventually washed into oceans, killing marine life and polluting the rivers, lakes, and seas. In fact, many cosmetic companies in the United States are banned from using plastic beads and are opting for biodegradable and natural alternatives – such as rice, wax or bamboo extracts.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet effective facial scrub, do give Garden of EDEN Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub a try!
Garden of EDEN’s Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub contains natural rice beads aside from extracts of pomegranate to gently cleanse the skin without harming it and marine life.
Curious to know what we put in our facial scrub? Here are a list of active ingredients:
- Rice Beads: Natural exfoliator to scrub away dead skin
- Pomegranate Extract: Moisturizes, repairs & protects skin
- Licorice Root Extract: Brightens skin
- Olive Oil: Enhances exfoliation and hydrates skin
- Jojoba Oil: Promotes skin hydration
- Geranium Essential Oil: Firms skin with relaxing aroma
- Peppermint Essential Oil: Soothes skin with an uplifting aroma