Do you need to exfoliate?
No matter what your skin type is, exfoliation should be your holy grail. Those with dry skin often have dead skin buildup and need cell rejuvenation in the form of exfoliating. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you have clogged pores and skin ridden with impurities. Those with combination skin will occasionally suffer from acne since they have an oily T-zone and that’s exactly why you need a face scrub to clean your skin.
Why is it needed?
Exfoliating helps unclog pores and prevents your skin from accumulating blackheads. It stimulates cell turnover by removing dead skin cells that cause dullness. Moreover, it also helps deal with acne-prone skin since it tackles impurities and excess sebum production.
It is this specific benefit that makes it and essential ingredient during mani-pedis too to ensure that your hands and feet are completely cleansed and free of impurities.
How often should you exfoliate?
Exfoliation often depends on your skin type. Those with oily skin should restrict themselves to scrubbing only twice a week. That’s because over-scrubbing can trigger irritations and mess with the sebum balance on your skin. In the case of dry skin, you can exfoliate thrice a week to ensure cell rejuvenation. If you have combination skin, exfoliating once a week should be enough to tackle your oily T-zone.
Now that you know how often you should exfoliate, we bet you’re wondering what can be that one go-to face scrub that works for all skin types, right?
Our vote goes to the St. Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub that has the power to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. Plus, it is also free of parabens! But its true value lies in the fact that it contains apricot that heals, soothes, protects and energises your skin. Rich in vitamin A and antioxidant compounds, this exfoliates your skin leaving it with a supple shine. Its other core ingredient, walnut shells, moisturise your skin and leave a subtle glow on your cheeks thanks to their rich vitamin B and E content.
Super easy to use and with a maximum payoff, you’ll soon realise this is the only dose your nature your skin needs every day!