Sticking to a skincare regime can sometimes be mundane and repetitive, but that all changed when a face scrub landed on my desk. Products usually arrive and are packaged in the most clinical attire, that it seems that most products blur together making one big picture. Appealing packaging is just as important as what the product feels like on the skin and the claims it can do, plus u can immediately identify the product that u know works wonders on first application.
Face scrubs are an excellent tool to reach for and use in your army of skincare products. Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells and in turn helps unclog your pores, revealing a fresher complexion. Men can exfoliate before shaving to lift facial hair away from the skin to achieve a closer shave and stop ingrown hairs. Natural glowing skin is an achievable task when it is not looking its best, but only if you are using the right product and your doing more GOOD than harm.
Over exfoliating can cause your skin to become irritated, tiny tears in your skin barrier can lead your skin to lose hydration, become inflamed and cause breakouts. Exfoliating your skin in a gentle and delicate method using circular motions and taking your time is the better technique, rather than scrubbing away at your skin like a scouring pad. The maximum of times you should exfoliate your skin is three times a week, while looking at the ingredients of the product to find out what the scrub particles are and what other skincare benefits are in the formulation.
The scrub-doh from Corpore Sanctum arrives in a child-like play dough container, eye appealing and being unique setting itself apart from the other face scrub contenders. The volcanic face scrub uses black charcoal to detoxify and purify any skin type to help your skin glow. The creamy texture is great for dry skin types who suffer with dry patches and flakes, as this wont dry your skin out even further. Ideal for acne/combination skin to unclog pores by lifting dirt and absorbing excessive oil to leave skin purified and balanced. Normal skin types can treat their skin to a weekly at-home facial by incorporating the product in your skincare regime following the simple steps, scrub, cleanse and mask.
I was really impressed on how light and hydrating the face scrub feels on the skin, thanks to the properties of the apricot kernel, sunflower, coconut and avocado oils. The natural antibacterial properties of the castille soap helps to combat and kill the bacteria that causes acne, while the black clay powder and activated charcoal draw out impurities, helping congested skin. The liquorice root extract and powder is a powerful antioxidant that can help with discoloured, uneven skin tone, while also helping to balance oily skin. Applying to wet skin, the particles of the scrub feel gentle on the skin without feeling scratchy, enjoy the blackberry & lime natural scent before rinsing off with warm water. Skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated! Add some fun into your skincare regime by heading over to the vegan & organic brand Corpore Sanctum, they also have a green tea face mask! X Neil.