There are numerous misconceptions regarding the causes and treatment of dry skin, but one thing is certain – over-exfoliating by using a face scrub too frequently can cause more damage and weaken the skin, so a gentle approach is vital.
We’ve already discussed how to exfoliate combination-oily skin, so in this article we’ll be covering the dos and don’ts of facial scrubs for dry and sensitive skin types.
HOW to prevent dry skin…
In addition to a nourishing skincare regime, there are several things you can do to keep skin hydrated.
1. Dry air results in dry skin and while you might not be able to control the weather outside (or even in the office), there are things you can do to effectively prepare your home. We recommend avoiding air conditioning and opting for a cool humidifier instead.
2. The most obvious treatment which most of us underestimate is drinking plenty of water – it’s undeniably beneficial for your overall health.
3. Try to avoid spending extended periods of time in direct contact with hot water. Research has suggested that too many showers/baths can dry the skin-out, although this is still very much up for debate.
WHAT should I exfoliate with?
There are several products on the market which offer hydrating solutions, however, our Rose Facial Scrub is fairly unique, as it equally prioritises exfoliation and rehydration.
A combination of natural moisturisers, Provitamin B5, White Willow, and Menthol help to hydrate and cool sensitive skin, while our renowned microbeads get to work at exfoliating dead skin cells away.
WHY should I opt for a creamy scrub?
An easy way to recognise if a facial scrub is hydrating is by identifying the consistency of the product. Both our Rose Hydrate and Salicylic Acid Facial Scrub are creamy in texture and include fine but scrubby particles, to gently remove dead skin cells.
When a scrub formulation feels richer and softer on the skin, it is likely to hydrate the complexion more intensely. Therefore, this consistency of scrub is an ideal choice for people who struggle with dryness and sensitivity.
WHEN should I exfoliate?
There is no right or wrong answer. Some people (usually those with sensitive skin) like to use a scrub once a week, whereas others (whose focus is generally hydration) tend to exfoliate 2-3 times per week.
The decision to use a scrub in the morning or at night-time is completely up to you.
However, if you’re opting for a super-charged night treatment (e.g. an acid-based product like Retinol or Salicylic Acid), you might want to exfoliate in the evening before applying serum/cream. This helps to remove any dead skin cells and resurface the complexion, making the skin more receptive to the chosen treatment.
WHERE can I find this scrub?
The good news is, our exfoliating Rose Scrub can be purchased in-store at selected Sainsbury’s and Boots stores (UK), plus online here (UK and international).