Are Those DIY Body Scrubs Helpful? 

How do scrubs help in exfoliating? What can be done to remove dead cells? Are they equally effective?

Are Those DIY Body Scrubs Helpful? 

Effect Of Skincare Products 

28 days is the average life cycle of a skin cell. Making it dull and flaky, toward the end, dead cells move to the outer layer of your skin. Helping the skin shed dead cells with exfoliation you can speed up the process. 

For best practices, we consulted, Rawn Bosley, MD, medical director of Prism Dermatology in Southlake, TX. 

The question here is should I exfoliate my whole body or just certain areas?

With sensitive areas like the face be gentle avoiding harsh chemicals as well as aggressive physical scrubs. You can try more frequent exfoliation scrubs, and brushes for thicker skin on your elbows, knees, and feet. 

How often should I do it?

Too much, too soon is a common mistake. Starting one to two times a week and then working your way up to daily use is recommended for easing into exfoliation. Before trying more abrasive methods, it is also recommended starting with a gentle method. Listening to your skin is key. If you have sensitive skin, weekly may be better whereas you may be OK with daily exfoliation. Making a difference is the method you choose. Limiting how often you can do it, manual or physical exfoliation may cause mild sensitivity. 

What’s the difference between manual and chemical exfoliation?

As it directly loosens and removes dead skin, manual exfoliation which uses tools like scrubs, brushes, and sponges, works well. You may harm your skin if you do it too often or too harshly. As it can be used in many areas of your body and comes in different strengths, chemical exfoliation is versatile. Causing skin irritation and sensitivity are chemicals that are too strong. 

Which products do you recommend?

To create a manual exfoliating scrub try mixing natural exfoliates like sugar and oats with natural oils or water. Try cleaners or lotions with gentle solutions thereafter of hydroxy acids like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid for chemical exfoliation. 

Can I go to a dermatologist for exfoliation?

For you, a dermatologist may recommend specific solutions. With in-office procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning, a dermatologist can also help rejuvenate your skin. 

When is it best not to exfoliate?

With compromised or damaged skin do not try exfoliating. It may cause more harm than good if your skin is dry. Avoid abrasive exfoliation if you have sensitive skin. That which increases the rate of skin cell turnover, be careful with retinoids. Irritating your skin is exfoliating too often using a retinoid. 

4 Tips

Try these tips from Bosley for safe, effective exfoliation

Brush up

Start with a soft bristle or silicone brush which is gentle on your skin if you are using an exfoliation brush. 

Read up

On manual exfoliating products check the label. Telling you where the product is safe to use is most scrubs and brushes. 

Ease up

Apply it gently if you are using a chemical exfoliator. Instead of something abrasive, apply it with a soft washcloth. 

Wake up

In the morning try exfoliating your face. Boosting the effectiveness of the skincare products is this. 

What else should you try to keep the skincare products effective on your skin? 

Always use the product suited to your skin type. For this, you can either read about the ingredients of the product on the packaging, or get the help of a professional salon stylist, or a dermatologist. Chemical exfoliating is not suited for sensitive skin. Use mild lotions for such a type of skin. So that they don’t damage the skin, always try a patch test before smearing on the scrub all over the face. 

Dry skin is another option. For this, you need more of the moisturiser. Help yourself with a good amount of it during the day as well as at night.

Day creams and night creams can be tried on your skin. It helps increase effectively the way the use of such products is on the skin. 

The Conclusion On The Discussion 

Flawless skin is inevitable for healthy beauty. So always keep in mind to take care of the skin well. Scrubs and exfoliation, are the key to keeping the skin fresh and doing away with dead cells. Early on start your skincare so that you won’t fall back when it comes to the way you look.

Most of all trying out different products may harm you. So, stick to the use of one single product throughout the day. As we conclude the tips, we are sure you know well how to use scrubs on your skin. So then stay moisturised, stay hydrated. 

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