Body scrubs are specific cosmetics that are designed to exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells. In this way they smooth the skin, care for it and give it a beautiful look. Peeling can be used for all parts of the body and face.
Choosing a body scrub is not easy. To choose the right one, you need to know what to pay attention to. Only properly matched cosmetic will give measurable and visible results. All because there are different types of skin and each of them requires different care.
There are several types of body and facial scrubs. Which cosmetic you ultimately choose should depend on your skin type. Mechanical exfoliators can be fine or coarse-grained. They contain abrasive particles in the form of, for example, cleaned sand or ground seeds, which ideally remove keratinized skin.
Enzymatic peels have special enzymes, as the name suggests, which accelerate the natural process of exfoliation of dead skin. Moreover, this type of cosmetic does not lead to excessive drying of the skin.
The third type of scrubs are special scrubs, or those that are suitable for the care of specific parts of the body. For example, there are scrubs for lips, nails, face, legs, feet, knees and so on. So if you want to take care of particular parts of your body, you can buy scrubs specifically designed for them.
There is a distinction between oily, dry, normal and combination skin. Each of them requires different care and cosmetics with different compositions – this also applies to scrubs. Depending on your skin type, choose the product that best suits it.
Oily skin and combination skin should be treated with mechanical scrubs, including coarse-grained ones. Since these skin types are prone to keratosis and excessive seborrhea, coarse-grained scrubs will deal with them well. They will allow you to remove sebum and small calluses in a fairly easy way. Interestingly, they work much better than soap. For oily skin, but also sensitive, it is worth using gel scrubs. However, they are not for people who struggle with acne inflammation. Remember that with sensitive skin, you should not mechanically abrade the epidermis, because the problem of sensitivity can be exacerbated.
Dry skin requires enzymatic scrubs. They don’t interfere with it too much, so they don’t damage it or dry it out even more. However, if you struggle with a tendency to dilated blood vessels, choose a scrub with a special composition. It is best to ask a drugstore salesperson for advice, who will choose the right cosmetic for you. Normal skin, on the other hand, perfectly tolerates both mechanical (fine or coarse-grained) and enzymatic peels. For better results you can use them interchangeably.
Peels come in different forms. In drugstores you can buy, among others, cosmetics in a traditional form, that is, gel for washing and skin care, or emulsion for the shower, which is not only to wash, but also exfoliate the skin and take care of its proper hydration.
Popular are also scrubs in the form of creams with abrasive ingredients. They are applied on the washed skin, and then gently rubbed in circular motions. At the end, they should be rinsed off thoroughly.