Avoid Harsh Scrubs on the Face to Reduce Irritation and Redness
Using harsh scrubs on facial skin can be damaging and may actually do more harm than good. Scrubs can help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. However, harsh scrubs can cause micro-tears in the skin, which can lead to inflammation, irritation, and even infection. Over-exfoliation can also strip the skin of its natural oils, which can cause the skin to become dry, flaky, and prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Instead of using harsh scrubs, it’s important to choose gentle exfoliants that are appropriate for your skin type, and to use them as directed. A good rule of thumb is to limit exfoliation to once or twice per week, and to avoid using exfoliants on areas of the skin that are already irritated or inflamed.