I believe it is absolutely essential to use a scrub 2 times a week, especially those who are prone to blackheads or milia, like me. Regular exfoliation helps reduce these blemishes, and even get rid of them if you use it regularly in your skin care regime. A scrub will exfoliate your face, and get rid of dead skin cells built up on your skin, which could cause blemishes.
St Ives Review
My favourite face scrub is St Ives Apricot Scrub for Blemished Skin. Other variations of the same brand work just as well, I just use Blemished Skin as it is most appropriate for my own. The price is very reasonable, at around £5, and it is available at most high street cosmetic stores, or supermarkets.
The scrub is quite thick, and very grainy, meaning only a little amount is required. Due to it’s coarseness you do not need to scrub to hard on your skin for it to work effectively. Straight after applying my face is instantly significantly smoother, and after apply a light moisturiser I am literally glowing!
Exfoliating Tips & Tricks
Do not apply scrubs around your eyes. This area of skin is significantly thinner, and more delicate than the rest of your skin, so does not need to be scrubbed. If it is it increases signs of aging for sure, and no one wants that.
Do not scrub too hard on your skin, you would think this would be better, but it is not, as you could end up taking off healthy skin cells, and consequently damage your skin. Your skin should not be red rare after this treatment.
Do not scrub your face every day, again it could take healthy skin cells off your face.