If you’ve noticed a bit of facial redness creeping into your life, know that you aren’t alone. In fact, many people develop redness and swollen skin as a result of sun damage, rosacea, seborrhea, and acne. We recommend that you seek advice from your doctor, or preferrably, a dermatologist to help you understand the cause of your own facial redness. Once you do that, you’ll know how to best treat it. In this blog, we’ll explore one option for doing so, with a natural face scrub.
The reason for an exfoliating scrub
One of the most effective ways to achieve a smooth complexion that isn’t riddled with redness is to consistently care for your skin in a natural, moisturizing way. For that reason, an exfoliating scrub may be the answer you need for addressing facial redness.
According to Holly Sharrard, the education manager for Dermalogica Canada, “Exfoliating increases cell turnover to reveal newer, healthier skin cells. Plus, it decreases blackheads, minimizes hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and imparts an all-over healthy glow.” As an added bonus, exfoliation also helps with hydration because cells transitioning to the topmost layer of skin from below the skin’s surface bring with them essential lipids and moisture.
Choose a natural face scrub
When it comes to treating your skin issues that are causing facial redness, it’s important to treat yourself gently; harsh chemicals (which we at Skinny & Co. just do not stand for) can actually make your condition or situation worse.
A natural face scrub is an ideal choice here because it’s free of chemicals such as fragrances and helps restore moisture to your skin. You should be washing your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser (meaning not a soap) and moisturizing to help keep water in your skin to reduce irritation because studies have actually found noticeable differences (less dryness, peeling, and roughness) for study participants who regularly moisturized their skin.
You’ll also want to choose a cream or oil instead of a lotion or gel and should avoid astringents and toners to reduce irritation to your skin. Pro tip: you accomplish the gentle cleansing and moisturizing when you choose a natural face scrub with ingredients that come straight from Mother Earth.
The benefits of a natural sugar scrub
So, what is the best, natural face scrub to help with facial redness and other skin issues? We’re big fans of sugar scrubs! This is why...
To start, sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from the skin, making it a natural moisturizer. Second, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which means it penetrates the skin to break down the bonds within skin cells, encouraging cell turnover for younger looking skin. And, finally, sugar is a great topical exfoliant due to its small particles that make it ideal for scrubbing away dead, surface skin cells to reveal the healthier looking skin underneath.
Choose Vanilla Sugar Facial Scrub
There are all sorts of bases that can be used for a sugar scrub, but Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil that has been microfiltered to remove impurities and make it ideal for use on your skin is absolutely one of the best. By choosing Skinny & Co.’s Vanilla Sugar Facial Scrub, you get the benefits of using only three all-natural ingredients that provide benefits to your skin.
Bonus: We also make a Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub that you can use on your whole body! (The difference being that the Skinny & Co. Vanilla Sugar Facial Scrub contains finer sugar skin granules that make it more ideal for use on your skin.) We recommend giving one or both of these scrubs a try to show your skin some love...without the irritation or redness!