Inky pinky ponky – should I scrub or should I do a skin peel?

written by Anjali Agarwal on Feb 15, 2019

To scrub or to peel, that’s a question that beginners and pros both struggle with. If you also resort to doing inky-pinky-ponky while picking an exfoliator for your skin, chances are you have a lot of questions about scrubs and peels. Well, they both cleanse your face and exfoliate, giving you smooth skin. Though you might ask what benefits they have or which is better for your skin. Read on to know everything about scrubs and peels and what is better for your skin…


A scrub is a physical exfoliator as it exfoliates your skin mechanically. It requires you to massage the product on skin for a deep cleanse. The beady granules present in the scrub remove dead skin cells and blackheads and dirt in the process. Scrubs are known to reactivate the skin’s microcirculation which helps tone your face. The grainy particles polish your skin and make sure your skin is smooth and glowy.

They work best for oily skin as they help control sebum production and zap extra oils from the skin. It is recommended to use mechanical exfoliator two times a week for oily skin. For dry skin, it helps in getting rid of dullness, irritants and dryness, giving you plump skin. If you have dry skin, use a scrub at least once a week for healthy skin. We recommend St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub that is suitable for every skin type.


Peels are chemical exfoliators that exfoliate and cleanse your skin chemically. Now don’t get scared by the term. It is an effective facial treatment to counteract ageing signs, dark spots acne. The liquid-based or gel-based product helps in unclogging pores and smoothening skin to make it soft. A peel exfoliator works for normal, oily or dry skin. If you have sensitive skin, look for contents and do a patch test on your hand. Try Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, an exfoliant and cleanser all in one.


After exfoliating, it is essential to hydrate your skin. Apply Lakmé 9t 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel to moisturise or Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask and leave it overnight for glowing skin in the morning.