- Don’t use scrubs as your cleanser. They don’t have the ingredients to break down oil like a cleanser does. Use scrubs to exfoliate and stimulate circulation.
- If your scrub feels irritating, add it to your cleanser and gently go over your face and neck. See Advanced Steps for Cleansing for more information and to understand why, even though I just said don’t use your scrub as your cleanser, adding it to a cleanser is OK.
- Don’t forget to exfoliate your neck. Just like with your Basics 1-2-3 Program, you want to include your neck in everything you do to your face.
|Cute photo, but she’s using scrub on dry skin|
- Always use scrubs on wet skin. Used dry, a facial scrub can drag and pull your skin.
- Never use scrubs around the eye area. You don’t want to use any abrasive products on this delicate tissue.
- Exfoliating prior to an event (like a wedding or photo shoot) can help your skin look its best. Read An Exfoliation Quick Tip for a Quick Pick-Me-Up to find out how.
- Don’t use scrubs on skin with a lot of breakout or acne. Scrubs are way too irritating on this sensitive and susceptible skin.
- Using your facial scrub in the shower will help lessen the mess when it comes time to rinse your face.
For more information on exfoliation from head to toe, read:
- All About Exfoliation
- BODY: The many ways to exfoliate
- The Basics 1-2-3 Program for proper skin care