Scrubs come up with a long time ago. Historians have recorded that several thousand years ago, the inhabitants of ancient Egypt and Rome used the compounds that we now call the word "scrub". Asian beauties, chasing smooth and glowing skin like china statuettes, also produced similar mixtures. In Ancient Rus, people used brooms, bast, and oat bran as part of steam bathing. So this invention is not new. But whether ancient beauty recipes work in the twenty-first century or not?
We believe that today's usage of scrub is even more relevant. After all, initially, nature created the human body as a self-regulation system with a large margin of safety. But over the past century, the load on our body and mind increased several dozen times. As a result of one hundred years of an industrial and technological revolution - an unfavorable environment, air pollution, life in the mode of constant bustle and stress, unbalanced diet.
And our skin, this unique organ of the human body, no longer has time for recovering and regenerating. It is especially significant for residents of megalopolises. Toward the evening, the face and exposed areas of the body as if covered with a heavy, oily film, and regular washing does not always help. So what is the scrub?
Let's discover the secret of its efficiency together. Any scrub consists of the softening basics - water, cream, or gel - with abrasive particles of synthetic or natural origin. It runs like a brush on the surface of the skin and gently cleans all unnecessary. In the course of the mechanical effects of particulate matter in the upper layers of the epidermis occurs exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells, fouling and sebum, and our face and body are finally starting to "breathe." The germinal layer gets stimulated, and the cell fission – therefore regenerating – begins.
However, despite its apparent simplicity, should approach the choice of scrub and the procedure itself with great responsibility. What types of scrubs are represented? What are the factors to consider when choosing beauty aids? How not hurt the skin? How not get lost in the infinite variety on the market of cosmetic products? We will help you in this matter. So, let's proceed to the fascinating process of selecting a scrub for you.
Types of scrubs can be divided into the following categories:
- in the application area: face or body
- by type of foundations: water, cream, or gel
- according to your skin type: for normal, dry, combination or oily skin
- source of abrasive particles: artificial or natural
Field of use
What’s the difference between facial and body scrubs? First and foremost, the diameter of the abrasive particles. As far as facial skin is very delicate, used pellets must be thinner and softer. In turn, the particles in a body scrub can be more extensive and not carefully handled (especially for foot scrubs).
Different bases: water, cream, and gel scrubs
Creamy scrub is a water-in-oil emulsion with the addition of scrubbing particles. Gel scrub - water and gelling agents (gelatine, pectin, agar-agar) suspended solid supplemented with the same particle. Such scrubs have no use in adding water. It’s already one of the main - up to 80 percent – ingredients. Water-based scrub is a dry mixture of abrasive particles, mostly of vegetable origin, which should be diluted with water immediately before use. Thus, the main feature - the presence or absence of water in the composition of the scrub.
We offer our customers dry powdery textured scrubs. The advantage of this formula is that, first, you do not overpay for the water in the literal and figurative sense of the word. To 50 grams of dry mix, you can add the same amount of water and finally get 100 grams of natural ready-to-use scrub.
Secondly, water in any product is a breeding ground for the growth and development of bacteria. And to avoid this, manufacturers are forced to add synthetic ingredients and preservatives. A vicious circle, isn't it. But eventually, we've found a solution: no liquid components – no bacteria – no preservatives. In addition, the basic meaning of peeling - exfoliate and remove the dead cells layer. Then epidermis can fully absorb the moisturizer you apply after the procedure. The cream, which is part of the scrubs, does not have time to absorb the skin during the process. In a few minutes, will wash down the drain all these "goodies".
Peeling by skin types
Different skin types (dry, normal, combination, or oily skin) need various scrubs components. For oily or combination, the skin drying effect is required. These compounds should contain, for example, cosmetic clay, sandalwood powder, or milled grain oats. For dry and sensitive skin, on the contrary, there should be active moisturizing and delicate effects. The active ingredient for such scrubs is oat and rice flour, ground vanilla seeds, coconut pulp, and many other natural moisturizers.
Please read attentively information about the product's composition on the label, as this essential specification is not always indicated on the package.
The origin of the abrasive particles
Scrub particles may be natural or artificial. Why using synthetic abrasives is so popular? Let's face up to reality. "Artificial polymer" is the only parade of words, a very ordinary plastic is hidden behind it. The plastics industry is very cheap nowadays. Therefore, replacing natural ingredients with plastic is an excellent way to get additional income for manufacturers. In addition, the price for such a "plastic beauty" – environmental damage. Small plastic balls get into the sewers, and then - in the rivers and oceans. Very light, they do not sink, but in its route through the pipes and collectors, it clogs the drain filters and absorbs toxic compounds. Because of the small size, this debris is difficult to weed out, so much of it gets into natural water reservoirs. Bright poisonous particles floating in the water column are swallowed by river and sea inhabitants. It is dangerous for their lives and ours because some of the "seafood" ends up on our table. Are you sure you want to eat plastic?
What can we say about the benefits of natural particles in scrubs? Of course, they are entirely safe for health and the environment. Besides that, natural herbal ingredients, when in use, give all their strength and nutrients to your skin. And what can plastic give?
The by-cosmetics factory produces:
Milky Way Face Scrub,
Vanilla Sky Face Scrub,
Bali Body Scrub,
Breeze Body Scrub.
It's believed that natural particles, because of their heterogeneous structure, can damage sensitive skin. However, it is not. Nutshell, fruit pits, and other raw materials are ground to a fine powder state on the special machinery, and no "sharp edges" does not remain. Asymmetric and "wrong" shapes can be seen only under a microscope at high magnification.
Before you start to use new scrub, check whether you have an allergic response: apply the product to the backside of the wrist according to the manufacturer's instructions, wash, and if within an hour there was no itching or redness, it suits you.
The frequency of using a scrub depends on the skin type you have. If you have oily and combination skin, washing with scrub 1-2 times a week is recommended. If doing so often, the skin starts to dry, and as a defense response, sebaceous glands will work even more potent. For dry skin, you can use the scrub no more than once a week.
Always use scrub only after you clean and moisturize the skin. During the procedure, you need to massage the face or body slightly, without excessive efforts, avoiding delicate and sensitive areas - around the lips and eyes, nipples, the size of the armpits, and the bikini area.
NEVER APPLY the scrub on the skin with any inflammation, damage, or rashes: sores or cuts, burns, including sunburns, acne, pimples, any dermatological diseases. It is also not recommended to scrub the face or body after shaving or hair removal.