Scrubs are one of the most popular skincare products right now. Every girl has one or even several scrubs on her beauty shelves, and it’s clear why everyone likes them: scrubs make your skin smooth, silky, and sometimes they even decrease the small wrinkles – just like in TV advertising. However, are they that safe and consequence-free?
Some people believe that scrubs cause irreversible damage to skin health, while others recommend using a very small amount of scrubs with great care. And some use them every day! What are the pros and cons of scrubs and whether it is worth to have them in your beauty collection we’ll talk about below.
The scrub is a skincare remedy in the form of an emulsion, gel or cream with added abrasive particles. This beauty product has been known since ancient times. Scrubs with olive oil were used by Cleopatra herself in ancient Rome.
The fact that this product is still popular can be explained by the benefits it brings to the owner. Abrasive particles in the scrub (these could be grounded apricot stones, crushed walnut, sea salt, tiny plastic balls) clean all the dirt from the surface of the skin, quickly remove dead particles and provide an instant wow effect on the output.
There are scrubs for the face and body. In the face scrubs, abrasive particles are softer and finer, in the body ones they are more intense since the skin of the body is thicker (therefore, these means that you shouldn’t use body scrub for the face). Body scrubs are usually made of larger granules of harder materials like coffee, sugar, sand and even ground shells.
Read more about choosing your right scrub in our Blog.