Exfoliating My Skin While Preventing Acne

Face scrubs are a great way to stay on top of letting your newest, most radiant skin shine. The benefits of working a facial scrub into your weekly routine are numerous. Exfoliating will help with acne prevention, wrinkle reduction, the absorption of moisturizers as well as improved blood circulation in your facial tissue. All Acne Control Face Scrub contains an exfoliator that, when used properly, will gently remove the outer most layer of the epidermis, leaving your newer, healthier skin cells exposed and will also make moisturizers and other acne treatments more effective since your new epidermis is more penetrable.

The frequency you use your face scrub will depend on your skin type, sensitivity, and PH. Most dermatologists don't recommend using Acne Control Face Scrub every day; between 1 and 3 times a week is generally advised. Otherwise, overuse can result in excessively dry skin, where your skin is depleted of its essential oils and over exfoliation will leave your skin with microscopic cuts, making it more prone to infections. You also want to make sure your Acne Control Face Scrub is specifically made for facial use and is not a body scrub. Body scrubs tend to have slightly harsher exfoliators in them that could be harmful and damaging to more sensitive facial tissue.

Scrubbing my face at least once a week helps to exfoliates and remove the surface debris (dead skin), thus preventing acne. Acne Control Face Scrub is more of a must for oily skins which is more prone to have acne due to the oil beneath it.

All face scrubs contain the same basic ingredients. These are the exfoliator, a base (either some type of oil or an emollient) and various aromatics. The aromatics can be anything from natural orange, almond or tangerine oil, chamomile or various fruit pulps. Many Acne Control Face Scrub simply list "fragrance" in the ingredients list too.

In addition to its use in pain relievers and fever reducers, salicylic acid is a common active ingredient in many Acne Control Face Scrub. Salicylic acid is also used in higher dosage in peels since facial peels are more aggressive then scrubs. You can find peel kits that contain 10% salicylic acid (considered light), up to 20% and 30%, considered medium and maximum strength respectively.

There are several common products I used in Acne Control Face Scrub that serve as the exfoliator. They range in size and shape and may be organic or inorganic. A face scrub that is 100% natural may use ground apricot pits, ground walnuts, kiwi seeds or even ground tree products. Caution should be used since some of these natural ground products can be sharp and, though small, can cause microscopic cuts on your skin, leaving skin cells susceptible to infections and therefore acne.

A common mistake made by many is that they have replaced their cleanser with an Acne Control Face Scrub. If you have sensitive or dry skin, you should never scrub more than once a week as it will result in sagging of your skin. You will not see any difference now but in years to come, you will suffer. For oily and combination skin, once a week is enough.