Exfoliation or scrubbing helps unclog your pores, remove dead skin cells, detoxify and purify your skin. Chemical exfoliation uses glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or fruit enzymes to loosen up dead skin cells and stimulate cell turnover.
Ideally, scrubbing or exfoliating should be done two times a week but if you are a beginner, start with scrubbing once a week. Go on till about a month, and increase to two times a week. Scrubbing should not be done on active acne/pimple on the skin since it would irritate that area and lead to acne scars. Please wait for it to dry/vanish completely, and you are good to use.
Do not use it if you suffer from any cuts or bruises; it will irritate your skin much more. If you shave your skin, then definitely do not scrub. Give your skin a rest for about 2-3 days, then use it. Lastly, use a scrub that is gentle on your skin and does not have any side effects.
Steps to clean your face using a scrub –
- Clean your face using a cleanser or a face wash suitable to your skin type.
- While the skin is still wet, take a small amount of face scrub in your palms and gently start massaging your face avoiding the eye area. Do not put hard pressure while doing this step, but at the same time, concentrate more on your nose and chin. After massaging for about a minute, rinse off your face with lukewarm/normal water. Then pat your skin dry.
- Follow it up with a moisturizer and your regular skincare routine.
Scrubbing makes your skin smoother, clearer, and radiant.
Here is a list of the 10 Best Face scrubs available in India right now.
MCaffeine Cappuccino Coffee Face Scrub
Enriched with Coffee, vitamin E, and Cinnamon, it exfoliates, tones, and soothes the skin. It helps control excess oil, spots, and pigmentation. A must-have in your skincare regime, it exudes an aroma of roasted Coffee with spicy Cinnamon.
Biotique Bio Walnut Purifying & Polishing Scrub
This contains a blend of pure walnut oil, which helps to purify and polish the skin texture. It fades away dry lines and leaves skin smooth, soft, and spotlessly refreshed. The skin becomes more receptive to the benefits of any future treatment.
Mamaearth Charcoal Face Scrub
It is enriched with the benefits of activated charcoal that pulls out toxins and impurities from clogged pores. Walnut granules remove dead skin and reduce tan. The result is soft, supple, and clean skin. It is suitable for all skin types, and the product is free of toxins or harmful chemicals.
WOW Skin Science Ubtan Face & Body Scrub
This product helps exfoliate dead skin layers, prevent fine lines and dryness, remove tan, evens out the complexion, and calm irritated skin. It is made from natural exfoliators, which aids in moisturizing skin and protecting skin from environmental damage.
Plum Green Tea Gentle Revival Face Scrub
It exfoliates the skin with green tea extracts by clearing out dirt and dead skin from pores. There are concentrated sources of antioxidants that will reduce the production of sebum and stop acne formation. This leads to clearer and healthy skin.
Nykaa Naturals Saffron & Honey Face Scrub for Glowing Skin
It is a gentle exfoliator that deeply cleanses your skin to get rid of dirt, makeup, and impurities. This unclogs pores and removes oil build-up, full of natural ingredients, leaving your skin fresh and healthy. Saffron and honey soothe the skin and give it a warm glow.
Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Face Scrub
Himalaya’s Tan Removal Orange Face Scrub gently exfoliates, smoothens, and lightens tan from the very first use. A powerful combination of natural ingredients gives a fresh and glowing skin. It helps get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.
Khadi Natural Face Scrub And Face Pack
No need to hide the flaws when you can remove them permanently! Its thick, creamy consistency profoundly cleanses the skin and removes dirt particles from the surface. Unclogs the pores, removes dead skin cells. The skin looks clean and feels fresh.
Aroma Magic Mineral Glow Scrub
The Aroma Magic Mineral Glow Scrub is quite a must-have! It gently buffs away dry skin and dead cells, resulting in fresh, young, energized, healthy skin. Rice bran oil enriches your skin reducing fine lines effectively. Its aromatherapy blend of Tea tree, Rose, and Lavender’s essential oils helps balance the level of oil in your skin and protects it from daily pollution and dirt.
VLCC Indian Berberry Skin Defense Face Scrub
VLCC has created an efficient exfoliator with Indian Berberry and banana, which helps remove tan, pigmentation, and blackheads and also actively nourishes and protects the skin.