Beyond the routine cleaning and moisturizing care that you give your face, you should know that the skin accumulates dirt and impurities at deeper levels and that getting rid of them implies carrying out other types of treatments. These deep cleaning processes in the field of aesthetics are known as exfoliation and to carry them out there are different types of exfoliating products on the market.
What is a scrub for and where is it used?Exfoliants are cosmetics that are included in the field of skin cleansing. They are used both on the face and on the body to rid them of impurities, eliminate dead cells, stimulate blood circulation and provide softness and youth to the epidermis. Deep cleansing of the skin through exfoliation is fully compatible with other types of treatments, from hydration routines to anti-aging products, those for the eye and lip contour or those used to remove superficial blemishes. They can also be used anywhere on the body since all the skin, beyond its particularities, requires a deep cleaning every so often to renew itself.
Types of products that you can use for skin exfoliation
- Chemical exfoliants: they are the most aggressive and should not be used on sensitive skin. They are used especially when the skin is more flaky and aged and only in areas of the body where it is more resistant.
- Menchanical scrubs: in its texture you will notice some small granules that are those that help to drag the dirt accumulated in the pores through the application of massages. They can be used in any area of the body and with a little water to facilitate its application. You can also use sponges or towels once the massage is finished and remove dirt and dead cells with them.
- Enzymatic exfoliants: they are the least aggressive option of all, without granules or chemicals. They have a very smooth texture and usually use natural ingredients such as pineapple or papaya. They are applied like a mask and after a few minutes they are removed with water.