Facial scrub: benefits and applications

The use of a facial scrub improves the appearance of the skin, making it more youthful, soft and as if glowing


Many people wonder how to choose a facial scrub. Everything is quite simple: we take into account the type of skin, financial capabilities and the final result.

Unlike conventional soap or detergent, the facial scrub contains fine particles or abrasive substances that have a positive effect during exfoliation (exfoliation). The most popular component is natural salt, which has a gentle effect


The benefits of a facial scrub developed on the basis of natural salt:

remove old cells of the epidermis;
make the skin smooth and supple;
reduce acne marks;
saturate cells with oxygen;
charge the skin with health;
they even out the complexion.

Dead cells accumulated on the epidermis slow down the renewal process, preventing the penetration of nutrients and the regulation of sebum. In the absence of proper care, black dots and peeling appear.

However, improper or excessive use of this remedy does more harm than good.

Before choosing a facial scrub, you should study how this tool works and get acquainted with the main criteria.

It is difficult to choose a facial scrub that gives a result. Looking for this often causes damage to the skin and is expensive. There are many options on the market. But skin isn't universal, so it's hard to fully rely on what other people say. What works for some won't necessarily work for others


Scrubbing is necessary for everyone, without exception, to conduct regular skin cleansing. The main thing is not to overdo it, so as not to injure the epidermis.

Indications for using a salt scrub:

Age – after 30 years (in order to increase elasticity).
Skin type-oily (for opening pores, removing shine, smoothing wrinkles and increasing elasticity).
Skin type – dry (to combat itching, redness and peeling).

Exfoliation will benefit only if there are no contraindications to the procedure. The scrub is not recommended for damage to the skin on the face, acne, inflamed pimples, etc. The absolute contraindication is rosacea, allergic reactions, a feeling of dryness and tightness.

In the presence of rosacea, warts, inflammatory acne or herpes, the skin condition worsens after scrubbing. If you have any skin problems, it is recommended to consult with a dermatologist in advance to determine which care regimen is most appropriate

First, determine your skin type (different types of epidermis will react differently to face scrubs and other products):

Wash your face to make sure that no dirt or makeup is left on the skin.
Allow your face to air dry and wait for at least one hour.
Apply a napkin to your forehead, nose, chin, cheeks, and temples.

If the fabric sticks, it is a sign that the skin is oily. If the fabric does not stick, it is a sign that the skin is dry. If the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is oily, but the rest of the face is dry, this is an indicator of combination skin.

The skin may also react to care products to a greater or lesser extent. Signs of sensitivity include redness, uncharacteristic lesions, bumps, peeling, itching, or soreness

General recommendations for the selection of a scrub for a certain type of skin:

Face scrubs made from apricot seeds, walnut shells, almonds, or aluminum oxide are generally better suited for oily and non-sensitive skin.
Face scrubs that include plastic balls, alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy, are suitable for dry or sensitive skin.
Products with Epsom salt are universal, so they can be used in both cases.
For oily skin, you should avoid porous oils, such as coconut oil. Face scrubs containing salicylic acid are an excellent choice for oily skin types due to their effectiveness in fighting acne.


Before carrying out the scrubbing, learn the rules and the sequence of actions:

1. Know when to apply.

The face should be exfoliated only 2 times a week. For best results, scrub after a thorough cleansing with a daily cleanser designed for morning and evening washing. This product removes all dirt and excess oil from the skin to prepare it for exfoliation.

2. Dose correctly.

Just a few peas of the scrub, which you need to squeeze into the palm of your hand. It is not recommended to use more than this amount, so as not to overdo it with the concentration of active ingredients.

3. Distribute evenly.

Before applying the product to your face, gently rub both hands together to apply the scrub to the other hand. This is necessary for an even distribution.

4. Eliminate aggressiveness.

Spread the facial scrub in the palms of your hands and apply it to your face. Gently rub the scrub into the skin in a circular motion for 5-10 seconds. Do not stretch or pull the skin during application, and do not put pressure on it. The scrub may irritate the eyes, so avoid this area when applying. Use this product on the neck and under the chin.