If you are not scrubbing your face, I am sure you will start doing it after reading this blog, because this one simple step can enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products and help you achieve desired results faster.
Okay! Now you seem interested.
So, let’s understand why scrubbing is so important and why you should not skip this skincare step.
To begin with, you need to understand a bit more about cell turnover.
What is it you ask?
Cell turnover is the process of your skin shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones. This process is at its peak during infancy, however, as you age the process gradually starts slowing down. This is why, you must have noticed that a wound on a kid’s body heals faster, leaving a scar that is hardly noticeable. While the acne marks on your skin, despite being small stays there for a longer period of time.
But what it has to do with the effectiveness of the skincare products?
When the cell turnover process of your skin slows down, dead skin cells start piling on the top layer of your skin making a barrier of dead skin cells. Skincare products when applied on the skin, are actually being applied on the dead skin cells, where it gets absorbed. So, the healthy, live skin cells do not receive or receive only small amounts of the skincare products applied, thus preventing them from being 100% effective. Your skin is deprived of the nourishment it needs to boost its skin-enhancing functions.
In short, your skincare products and the money put to buy those products, along with your efforts go to waste. This is why scrubbing is an important role in every skincare routine.
What benefits does scrubbing offer?
There are many benefits of scrubbing your face on a regular basis. Such as:Removing Dead Skin Cells
Scrubbing can help remove the layer of dead skin cells from your skin, bringing the layer of healthy skin cells to the top. This way your skin is able to breathe and becomes more receptive to skincare products.Faster Penetration of Skincare Products
When your skin is free of impurities and dead skin cells that are clogging the pores, the skincare products applied on your skin will take lesser time to reach the deeper layers of your skin, treat your skin from within and work more effectively.Improve Skin Texture and Tone
When you scrub regularly, you are preventing the accumulation of dead skin cells on your skin, which gives it a rough and dull appearance. Removing dead skin cells with gentle scrubbing can help you achieve smooth skin texture and bring back the glow to your skin by improving the skin tone.Improve Signs of Ageing
Yes! You are reading that right. Scrubbing can also help you reduce the signs of ageing. How? When you scrub, you are encouraging the skin to produce new healthy cells faster, which can enable your skin to boost the cell regeneration process, improving the signs of ageing and giving your skin a youthful appearance.
So, does it mean that you should scrub every day?
When we say too much of a good thing is bad, it relates well to exfoliation.
So, scrubbing daily is a big NO. Because, it might increase the risk of irritating the skin and damaging the skin’s protective barrier. Suppose you have scrubbed today and by doing so you have already removed all the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Now, if you scrub again tomorrow, you are scrubbing the healthy and live skin cells, thus hurting and irritating your exposed delicate skin; and stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can make your skin inflamed and even trigger acne breakouts.
The right way is to use a gentle scrub for a maximum of 2-3 times a week and not more than that.
Did you know? AGE Honey & Oats Scrubber is the mildest option available in the market.
Yes! Made of natural ingredients like honey and oats, AGE Honey and Oats Scrubber allows you to gently scrub your skin without irritating the skin and remove dead skin cells and pore-deep impurities. Along with removing dead skin cells, the natural ingredients of Honey and Oats Scrubber can help nourish and moisturise the skin. Within a few minutes, your skin will be clean and ready to soak up all the goodness of the skincare products you apply next.
Now, you know why this is the most favourite step in the AGE Skincare Regimes. So, when are you planning to give your face a gentle scrub with AGE Honey and Oats Scrubber?
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