All-Natural Facial Exfoliation

Introducing two fabulous Face Scrubs from Herbline Essentials

Skin Scrub

A regular and simple regime of exfoliation is an important step to attaining and maintaining beautiful skin. Exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells from the surface layers of the skin, helps reveal new skin cells that give the appearance of a healthier more radiant complexion, allows the skin to breath better, absorbs nutrients from moisturisers more easily and reduces the risk of infections such as white heads, blackheads and acne.

As is the case with most steps in a skin care regime, some of us have a tendency to over-exfoliate, while others tend to not exfoliate enough. As important as exfoliation is, doing it incorrectly can leave skin in pain, irritated, or eventually with permanent damage.

Here are just a few of the most common exfoliating mistakes people make:

  •  Over-exfoliating – Less is more when it comes to exfoliating. Exfoliating more than twice a week can irritate skin and lead to permanent damage. Skin that’s been over-exfoliated may appear irritated, red, dry and can feel sensitive or sore.
  • Not moisturising afterwards – It’s important to put moisture back into your skin immediately after exfoliation. It helps soothe any irritation caused by exfoliating and replenish moisture lost during exfoliation. Skipping this step can cause skin to become dry and irritated.
  • Exfoliating with the wrong ingredients – Stick with brands who use natural ingredients and avoid brands that use harsh chemicals. Often these contain ingredients that are highly abrasive and can cause severe irritation and damage to the skin.
  • Exfoliating at the wrong time – There are certain times when you want to avoid exfoliating all together, such as when you have a breakout or any other skin irritations. Exfoliating over them can spread the acne bacteria and make any irritations worse. Hormonal skin can also create unique challenges when exfoliated.
  • Exfoliating dry skin – Always make sure that skin is completely wet before applying any exfoliant. Exfoliating dry skin can lead to irritations and rashes.
  • Scrubbing too vigorously – Many of us are guilty of scrubbing too vigorously whether it’s with our hands, a washcloth, hand-held device, loofah or with a sponge. Gently massage the product in with your fingertips on each area for no more than 30 seconds.
  • Not exfoliating head to toe – Many of us put a lot of time and effort into exfoliating our faces regularly, but neglect the rest of our bodies. Make a point of exfoliating you knees, elbows, legs, back, chest, neck, hands, and feet too!

For those of you with normal to dry skin, once or twice a week give your skin an extra treat when completing your beauty regime with Herbline Essentials Apricot and Honey Face Scrub (AED 129). Deliciously scented and packed with Apricot Oil, Walnut Shells, Clay, Aloe Vera and Himalayan Spring Water, this scrub will effectively remove blackheads, nourish dehydrated skin, exfoliate and even out your skin tone. Used regularly, this will give you baby soft, flawless and glowing skin!

For those of you suffering with more problematic skin or acne, Herbline Essentials Problem Skin Scrub (AED 139) needs to be a firm favourite in your beauty regime. It contains natural clay to absorb skin impurities and acts as an astringent to remove black heads and close pores, offering almost miraculous effects. The formulation contains tiny granules that are not harsh on the skin and uses Margosa, Brahmi and Basil extracts, which are powerful natural antiseptics, to clear infections and heal damaged skin. It can be used daily as a wet scrub and exfoliator or applied once or twice a week and allowed to dry before washing off for maximum effect.

Herbline Essentials is the home grown beauty brand and one of the UAE’s top selling pharmacy skin and hair care ranges. Its products use completely 100% natural ingredients and are paraben, paraffin and cruelty-free.

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