Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My Favourite Face Scrubs


I have to admit, I do love a good scrub. Having oily, acne-prone skin which is ridden with blackheads has always meant me and exfoliating scrubs were bound to become the best of friends. If I don't use exfoliating scrubs regularly, the texture of my skin becomes really rough and my pores become more visible, along with the unwelcome appearance of blackheads aplenty. Therefore, I make sure I exfoliate once a week, at the bare minimum. I find twice, or, sometimes, three times a week works well for me, but remember over-exfoliating is never good. Luckily I've found some absolute gems of exfoliators in the past that I just had to share with you. 

First up; Soap & Glory's Greatest Scrub of All. This is definitely a long-time favourite for me. It helps to minimise the appearance of pores and smooth the skin, with 'smooth-boosting spheres' that actually pop open when pressed. Although it might be a little bit of a gimmick, I find these spheres really give the scrub a little something extra and I always get good results from using this product. It also contains Salicylic Acid, one of my absolute favourite spot-fighting ingredients. 

The Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub* is a new addition to my scrub collection, and has become another firm favourite. The really fine particles in this help to buff the skin deep down and give my skin a really thorough cleanse. I find it's really similar to my absolute all-time favourite scrub, the Boots Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish, which also has really fine, sand-like particles which finely scrub the skin and get deep down into my pores. I've seen a tremendous difference in my skin since using this scrub, and you can read my full review on it here. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative however, I think the Avon scrub is great - and it's currently an absolute bargain at £2! 

Finally, the Simple Oil Balancing Facial Scrub. I really like that this scrub specifically targets shine, as well as removing blackheads. It's quite a thick scrub, certainly in comparison to the previous two, so it doesn't feel as though it exfoliates my skin too deeply, but would probably be better for sensitive skins. It also contains Witch Hazel, which is always an ingredient I can get behind. When I use the Simple Exfoliating Wash I like to use this alongside it. This one is probably my least favourite of the four, but nevertheless I'm still a fan of it. 

I adore using exfoliating scrubs and I've definitely converted to preferring the finer exfoliants to the thick, beaded types. Are you a fan of exfoliating scrubs? Have you tried any of the ones I've mentioned? Let me know!
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