August 29, 2022 5 min read

What Happens When You Never Exfoliate With Face Scrub?

 The face is what people see fast before they do any other thing; therefore, it is good to make your skin look nourished and glowing for a better first presentation. There are different reasons you should exfoliate the skin, for example, to improve the skin tone and texture, help fade scars and unclog the pores.

Some people lately have ventured into taking care of their skin, and so many things can be done to make your skin healthy. A person can take care of a face by using various face products, including cleansers, moisturizers, toner face masks, and face scrubs. There are many fake products on the market, and when you want to get one, you should consider the one that matches your skin type. Face scrubs vary from person to person; some people love them while others avoid using face scrubs. Using the face scrub correctly can revitalize and restore your natural glow.

Why You Should Use Face Scrubs

 It Improves Skin Tone and Texture.

 A face builds up of oil, dirt, and dead skin, making the skin look dull and dry. According to Trak & Chauhan (2022), a gentle exfoliator helps remove build-up, freshen and reveal the new healthy skin, and make the skin smooth and glowing.

 Unclogs the Pores

 The skin continuously produces sebum, the natural oil that occurs in the skin. The pores get clogged by the oils and the dirt found on the skin. Sweat can also clog the pores, which might lead to the appearance of spots. A person must scrub a face at least once or twice a week to prevent the dirt and the sebum from clogging the pores that might lead to the breakouts. 

 It Helps Fade Scars and Spots.

 According to Packianathan & Kandasamy (2011), exfoliating the skin enhances the breakdown and removal of dead skin, allowing the turnover process to occur. It also gives the skin a soothing texture, making it look more uniform. Any skin discoloration, dark spots, or hyperpigmentation will reduce.

 Helps The Skin to Absorb Care Faster.

 The face scrub is not the only skincare product on the market. Consider buying a serum and moisturizer. The dead skin layer should be removed fast for the skin to absorb this skincare product. Exfoliating the skin enhances the products to work well on it.

 Reduces the Appearance of Aging Signs

According to Kalhovde et al.(2005), the skin regenerates every 25 to 30 days, but when you get older, this process tends to change and slow down, and that is when your skin needs a boost for it to work well. Face scrubbing mimics this process a thus rejuvenates the skin giving it a new look and showing the lesser appearance of wrinkles.

 Makes The Skin Look Firm

 When using the face s scrub, apply it and gently massage it on the skin, mostly circularly. Massaging the skin helps reduce sagging skin due to aging by making it firm. Also, it helps reduces puffiness on the skin. The skin gets puffed dues to the accumulation of fluid underneath the skin. It can occur to any person because of tiredness being sick, or not feeling well.

 How to Use a Face Scrub

 Know When to Apply

According to Rodríguez-Cerdeira & Sánchez-Blanco (2011), exfoliate your face once or twice a week. Wash or dampen the skin before using the face scrub for best results. Also, a person can use face wash to prepare the skin for exfoliation.

 Dispenses the Proper Amount

 Take the required amount of the scrub on the palm of your hands and spread it evenly overhand by gently rubbing the hands together for a more even application.

 Apply Gently to Face

 Gently apply it to the face rubbing it on the skin in a circular motion after the face scrub is evenly spread on the hands. There are other parts of the face that you should avoid applying the product in the area, such as around the eye.

 Rinse thoroughly

 Once you are finished applying the scrub on the face, you must thoroughly rinse it off to remove all the scrub on the face. It is good to use warm water, not too hot.

 Dry gently

 Rinse off the product from the face and pat it dries using a clean face towel or cloth. Rubbing it on the skin will lead to irritation.

 Apply the Moisturizer

Apply your moisturizer, which matches your skin type and works for you.

 What to look for in face scrub depending on the skin type

  People have different skin types to keep their skin well hydrated. The ingredients used to make the product should be considered.

 Dry Skin

 People with dry skin can use face scrubs that will not make the skin drier. It is good not to exfoliate the skin more often; therefore, scrubbing your face once a week can work well for you.

Oily Skin

 People with oily skin should avoid using pore-clogging oils such as coconut oil to prevent breakouts. Face scrubs with salicylic can work well for this type of skin because of their acne-fighting abilities.

Normal Skin

Face scrub with cucumber extract and menthyl lactate can be your choice when you have a normal skin face scrub. You do not need to put anything on your face or exfoliate more than twice a week. The skin needs care. Vitamin B3 can also be added to help energize the skin.

Sensitive Skin

Willow bark extract is one of the most common ingredients used for skin care products for people with sensitive skin because of its antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties on the skin; therefore, it is good since it can fight acne. When choosing a product for your face, you should consider having the ingredient.


Men and women can use face scrubs. Exfoliating the skin too often can damage it; therefore, it is recommended to use the face scrub once or twice a week to reap the full benefits of the face scrub. However, there are daily exfoliating creams that you can use for the skin. They can be used since they have no granularity. Some people know that the only body part to exfoliate is the face. However, the entire body needs to be exfoliated to allow new and brighter cells to take over. Body scrubs and face scrubs are different; you cannot use a body scrub on the face; it might damage sensitive skin.


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