FYI…Scrubs DO cause dry skin!
Watch the video to learn how your exfoliant is causing your skin to be dry!
When I went to Esthetician School back in 2003, they were teaching us that when your skin is dry & flaky or peeling, use a scrub to get the dead dry skin off.
Who else has tried this?
Doesn’t help huh?
Want to know why…
Your skin is already dry to the point where it’s lost moisture and is now flaking & peeling. The LAST thing your skin needs is to remove more dead skin cells, because that is now compromising your skin’s delicate barrier.
Every time you scrub, you remove dead skin cells and unwanted dead skin cells.
Our skin’s top layer is made up as dead skin cells which is our body’s protective mechanism.
We need to leave that top layer alone!
ESPECIALLY when your skin is dry.
What can you do about it?
1. Check your skin care products
What are you using at home that is causing your skin to be dry?
- If you’re exfoliating 2x a day, that is the problem!
- If your skin feels super tight, dry or “squeaky-clean” after washing it, your cleanser is too strong for your skin
- Not moisturizing enough, then you’re not providing your skin with the proper hydration it needs.
2. Switch from a scrub to an enzyme
Enzymes are a great alternative to scrubs and result in more hydrated skin.
Like I mentioned in the video, as our skin renews itself, it pushes the old skin cells off the skin.
They don’t always fall off and can become stuck on the skin (like leaves on the sidewalk)
Enzymes are like a broom that sweep off the unwanted dead skin cells & leave the skin’s surface intact.
The result = less dry skin, no harsh exfoliation method and your skin feels soft like you scrubbed it!