Step Away From The Scrubs.

Yes, I know. Your skin feels positively invigorated and is clear and flake free. Some would say glowing even. I might actually have to agree with you, but too much of a good thing can turn pear-shaped in an instant. Scrubs seem to work their stellar best when used once weekly for the most part. I know many scrubs are often prescribed for more frequent use, but for many folks that’s pushing the envelope, for sure. Skin that has fallen prey to too frequent exfoliation can get easily stripped of its much needed precious oils and will mutiny by producing even more oils (read: oil slick) in attempts to self preserve. Scrub-a-holics can end up with dehydrated skin that is evidenced by insatiably dry skin and fine lines that seems unable to retain moisture, despite your best efforts. This collateral damage is not warranted as you can totally maintain the “beaut” effects by using scrubs regularly: just once a week to artfully dodge any ill effects of over scrubbing. So despite how morish scrubs and their wonderful results can be, just remember what Tony the tortoise said to Jimmy the hare, “Steady on, Jimmy. S-S-Slow and steady wins the race.”

July 22, 2007. skincare, skincare tips. 2 Comments.


  1. A replied:

    I was reading cleo aug and one of the ads for neutrogena scrubs was showing a Dermatologist was saying its ok to use the gentle scrub up to TWO times per day!!

    July 24th, 2007 at 4:03 pm. Permalink.

  2. Beauty Marked! replied:

    Yikes! Twice a day?! Good luck to the user.

    July 24th, 2007 at 4:06 pm. Permalink.

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