Knowing why you need to follow a face scrub with a good moisturiser

If you are wondering why you need to follow a face scrub with a good moisturiser, the answer is simple. Cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising are part of a simple skin care regimen.

Cleansing is the first step to getting a healthy looking, blemish and acne-free skin. It gets rid of dirt and excess oils that are on the skin. However, the intensity of cleansing and the types of products used on the face depend on the type of skin you have; oily, dry, or combination skin. Cleansers sold in supermarkets or cosmetic counters will do a good job of getting rid of dirt and impurities on the skin such as make-up, dust, and grime. Soaps are frowned upon by beauty experts because they can dry the skin.

The use of toners is optional. Facial toners help remove little traces of make-up or dirt left on the skin, but overuse of this product can lead to excessive stripping of natural oils. In addition, there are toners which are alcohol-based, drying facial and neck skin. Thus, when using toners, it is important to check the ingredients that will not harm the skin.

Another major part of beauty skin care is exfoliating which should be done at least once a week. People with sensitive skin should not exfoliate more than once a week as this can do more harm than good. Doing a face scrub is essential to exfoliate all those dead skin cells away. It gives vigour to the skin, renews cells, and makes skin soft and supple. Homemade scrubs or those that are bought from a cosmetics store will do the trick. Whether you use a scrub or a handtowel, the abrasive motion scrapes away the dirt and sloughs dead cells giving way to new skin.

Lastly, exfoliating should always be followed by putting on a good moisturiser. This ensures that the skin is hydrated and its good condition is maintained. How much moisturiser you put on the skin depends on the amount it needs. When it feels tight, your skin is telling you that it needs moisturising. It is also best not to overuse moisturisers and creams as they can clog pores, resulting to skin problems and a sallow/lifeless skin.

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