The Great Facial Scrubs Debate
Facial scrubs have changed a bit over the years and they have certainly increased in popularity, but what is the root cause of that. It is hard to deny the increase in the
amount of attention that the average consumer now spends on skin care products. Whether it is wrinkle creams, acne treatments or just the search for an everyday cleanser, consumers are now focusing on these decisions more than they ever have before. Both men and women have become interested in skin care and while the majority of products sold are daily types of products such as cleansers and facial scrubs, consumer awareness is still fairly low. While consumers fumble through the trial and error of finding effective skin care, they often come across facial scrubs. The question becomes are facial scrubs effective, should they still be used, and if so, in what capacity? The author examines this growing debate, and advises consumers are the pros and cons of using facial scrubs.
Look, we all know that exfoliation is a big part of healthy skin. Dead or damaged skin cells that remain on the skin can lead to that grey appearance common with aging as well as generate wrinkles and even acne. So we must find a way to exfoliate our skin, the question becomes whether or not we are supposed to use facial scrubs to do so. Facial scrubs started to show improvement in the skin of users a few years back. They allow consumers to achieve that goal of exfoliation while still providing nourishment. At the time, metrosexuality was still a popular behavior by men and women are always looking to achieve beautiful skin.
The problem became known to many fairly rapidly that these scrubs can be irritating to the skin with regular use. Many consumers could not use these facial scrubs more than once a week without displaying irritation. The exfoliation would work, but your skin was left without receiving the nourishment it needs daily. Into this gap in the skincare industry stepped a whole new breed of facial cleansers and scrubs, ones that changed the landscape, and determined the winner to this debate.
As facial cleansers have grown more advanced over the years, one of the most important things that they have accomplished often goes unnoticed. The gentle exfoliation of the skin has become a science all to itself. The best facial cleansers will gently remove the dead skin cells, excess dirt and oils, just like facial scrubs do, but it did not irritate the skin. In fact, they delivered the skin all the nourishment and conditioning it needs to look its best daily, something that facial scrubs can seldom do. Ingredients like Glycolic Acid and others lead the way as active ingredients in these cleansers, gently removing what’s necessary, without blindly irritating the skin.
If you are weighing your options between a facial scrub or a therapeutic facial cleanser, odds are you will benefit most from the cleanser. Facial scrubs do deliver exfoliation, but they are non-specifically scrubbing all areas of your skin. The latest facial cleansers are far more advanced. They can deliver the same level of exfoliation without the scraping and scrubbing of the outer layers of the skin. This leaves the skin irritated with regular use. If you wish to remain using a facial scrub, we suggest that you use it only a few times a month, and leave the daily cleansing to a facial cleanser. The results you achieve will be far superior this way.