How To Care Sensitive Skin Face Scrub
Using a facial scrub can make your skin feel beautiful, youthful, soft, and like it’s glowing. Unlike a regular soap or cleanser, a facial scrub uses small particles, beads, or chemicals to get rid of the old skin cells and make way for new ones in a process known as exfoliation. The process is simple: to use a facial scrub, choose a natural or chemical scrub suited for your skin type, massage the scrub into damp skin for one minute, then rinse and moisturize your skin.
Scrubbing is an most important part of the skin care routine for a clear and healthy skin but people with sensitive skin can easily get irritated by using an exfoliating scrub. However, natural exfoliates like sugar, salt, oatmeal, honey make a perfect scrub for sensitive skin as they do not have any chemicals and are very mild to use on any skin type. So here is a natural home made scrub for sensitive skin type:
Oat flour: Is a gentle exfoliant, buffs away dead skin cells, calms down inflammation and adds glow.
Rice flour: Buffs away dead skin cells gently, brightens complexion.
Honey: Hydrates skin, lightens complexion and has cleansing and softening properties.
RECIPE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN SCRUB.
Things you need:
- 2 tablespoons rice flour
- 2 tablespoons oats flour
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Enough water
In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients- rice flour and oats flour.
Add in honey and enough water to make a spreadable paste.
Use it as a facial scrub and rinse off.
Decide whether or not you should use a facial scrub
Not everyone should exfoliate their skin using a facial scrub. For example, persons with rosacea, warts, inflammatory acne, or herpes might find their conditions exacerbated by exfoliating scrubs. If you have a history of skin problems, you should consult your dermatologist to determine what kind of skin care regime is most appropriate for you.
Determine your skin type
Different kinds of skin will react differently to facial scrubs and other products, and some facial scrubs are designed for your particular skin type. Perhaps you already know whether you have normal, dry, oily, or combination skin. If not, you might want to determine your skin type using a tissue test.
- Wash your face to ensure that there are no products or cosmetics remaining on your skin.
- Allow your face to air-dry and wait at least one hour.
- Dab a tissue to your forehead, nose, chin, cheeks, and temples.
- If the tissue sticks, that is an indication that the skin is oily. If the tissue does not stick, that is an indication that the skin is dry. If your t-zone are oily but the rest of your face is dry, that is an indicator of combination skin.
- Your skin might also be more or less sensitive to skin care products. Usually people with sensitive skin have dry skin or combination skin, but this is not always the case. If your face has reacted poorly to cosmetics or facial products in the past, you might have sensitive skin. Signs of skin sensitivity include redness, uncharacteristic breakouts, bumps, peeling, itchiness, or soreness.
Find a good place to store your new facial scrub
Some scrubs can be stored in the shower, which is convenient for your routine. However, some scrubs are more effective if stored in a cool, dry place such as a medicine cabinet, linen closet, or kitchen cupboard. Follow the recommendations of the product label if you are using a commercial scrub. If you are making your own facial scrub, follow the recipe’s recommendations.
Read and follow all instructions for using the facial scrub
Pay particular attention to product warnings, expiration dates, possible allergens, or adverse interactions with other facial products. Some facial scrubs are meant solely for exfoliating but do not cleanse the skin, which means you have to wash your face before using the scrub in order for it to be effective.
Use warm water to wet your skin
If you have long hair, you should pull it back into a ponytail or bun so that it doesn’t get in the way. Make sure you moisten your entire face. It is best to use warm water, but avoid using water that is too hot: that can dry out your skin.
Massage your skin gently with the facial scrub for one minute
Take a dab of the scrub and massage it all over your face and neck. Be careful not to rub too hard, so that you can avoid unnecessary redness or peeling. Also be particularly careful not to get the scrub in your eyes.
- Note that rubbing for more than 60-90 seconds might cause irritation or sensitivity. Be sure that you are not over-scrubbing or leaving the scrub on your face for too long.
Rinse the scrub off your face
Make sure you get it all off. When you rinse all of it off, your skin will feel very smooth and soft.
Dry your skin
Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel and continue with the rest of your skin care routine.
Moisturize your skin
Even if you have oily or combination skin, moisturizing is a necessary part of a skin care routine, especially after exfoliating with a facial scrub. Moisturizing helps to prevent the overproduction of skin oils and keeps the skin healthy and well-balanced.
Use the scrub only once or twice per week
It might be tempting to get that soft, glowing feeling every morning. However, using a facial scrub too often can peel away your delicate skin cells and leave you feeling red, raw, and sore. Try using the scrub only once a week at first; you can increase the frequency to twice a week if you feel like your skin can handle it.Moderation is key to the effectiveness of a facial scrub.