Signs that you’re over-scrubbing your face
We’re always doing something or the other when it comes to our skincare routine. Whether it’s using different kinds of packs all the time or doing the 7-step method for that flawless sheen, we’re doing it all, all the time. But the one step that is a part of every skincare routine is exfoliation. Walnut scrubs, avocado seed scrub, apricot scrub among others are a part of every skincare routine to not just get that sheen but also to clean the pores and to retain the youthful glow.
In a hurry to get perfect skin, we tend to use a scrub more than once a day or scrub it in for more than 10 minutes that actually does more bad than good. Continuous use of scrubs does no good and only damages your skin. From zits to peeled skin, you can also suffer from skin burns if you aren’t more careful.
Find it hard to tell when to stop scrubbing your face? Fret no more, we’ve listed it down for you!
- The first thing you will notice is that your skin gets dry after scrubbing. And to compensate for the dryness in your face, you end up using a lot of moisturiser. The first sign is dryness of the face, especially during the humid season.
- The next thing that your skin goes through is irritation and redness. Scrubbing your face in a rough manner harms the sensitive parts of your face and causes skin irritation and itchiness.
- Apart from realising that the scrub isn’t working on your face, the next thing you will notice is breakouts and pimples. Unlike the hormonal breakouts, these breakouts are far more stubborn and make the skin around the pimple extremely oily.
- Now that you have over-scrubbed your face, the first thing you need to do is immediately calm your skin. Step 1 is to use a cube of ice and apply it all over your face and let the melted water drip off your face. This instantly reduces the heat, calms the skin, and lets the irritation and redness settle.
- You always need to keep a hydrating moisturiser in your vanity at all times. Gently apply the gel all over your face and neck in a circular motion. Once you finish applying the gel, use a jade roller or any face roller and let the gel seep into your skin and repair the cells.
- When nothing works, opt for the dairy remedy. Leniently apply curds on your face and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Once it starts to dry, apply another coat of curds and do this for at least 45 minutes. And if you don’t have curds at home, use raw milk and repeat layer after layer for 45 minutes.
- Wet your hands and then wet your face.
- Take not more than a dollop of scrub on your palm and mix it well with a few drops of water.
- Massage it in a circular motion all over your skin and neck. (Ensure to apply the scrub in an upward direction.)
- Massage the scrub for not more than 3-5 minutes. Wash your face and pat dry with a soft towel.
- Apply a moisturiser and try avoiding any makeup for the next few hours.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.