Thursday, November 21

Skincare Favorites & Routine: Facial Scrubs

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Facial Scrubs //

Now that we've gotten our daily skincare routine all nice and tucked away, let's move on to our weekly or biweekly {the twice-a-week version to clear up any confusing there} skincare essentials.

Facial scrubs are an excellent way to get the grime [dead skin] off your face and dirt out of your pores, helping eliminate acne and leaving your face soft and smooth -- a good facial scrub should, anyway. That being said, if you over exfoliate {by using a scrub too frequently or scrubbing your skin too abrasively}, your skin can actually get worse. It's a fine art.

My tips for exfoliating your face properly:
1. Apply scrub to wet skin after cleansing.
2. Scrub gently moving fingers in a circular motion around your face. Give the skin next to your nostrils extra attention. Dead skin typically builds up in that area.
3. Leave the scrub on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.
4. Exfoliate 1-2 times a week.
5. Choose a good exfoliant for your skin type and skin concerns...which brings us to my preferred scrubs!

Michael Todd True Organics Tropical Fruit Enzyme Scrub

This scrub has fine, soft granules, so it isn't too abrasive on the skin, but that doesn't mean it's doesn't work. I'm not a chemist, but from what I understand, the enzyme aspect of the scrub works in addition to the fine granules to exfoliate dead skin while you let it sit. Whether or not that's true, I can validate that this does a fantastic job, and I don't have to do much work (and therefore, I don't risk over exfoliating because I hardly have to)! 

This scrub has that delicious fruity scent that's unique to most Michael Todd products. I love it. This is at the top of my list, right now, and it's been that way since last Winter when I first got my hands on it.

{For those of you with Celiac Disease, this product is gluten free}

Kate Somerville Exfolikate

I received this scrub as a sample a while back and used it on special occasions, but it has recently gone mysteriously missing. I'm going to have to investigate! Before it's disappearance, I collected enough data (aka: I formed some opinions) to know that it was a fantastic. It smells beautiful and made my skin incredibly happy. Although it has thicker and harder granules than the one from Michael Todd, it makes similar claims about enzymes -- to exfoliate dead skin without overdrying. Maybe there's a method to this madness, after all? My skin does respond well to both.

Unfortunately,  I cannot justify Exfolikate's price tag, so I'll be sticking with Tropical Fruit Enzyme Scrub (not that I mind at all) for now. Perhaps one day, I'll be lucky enough to receive another sample... or better, Exfolikate as a gift!

I do have a few other face scrubs on standby. Let me know if you'd like me to review them once I have given them a fair trial: Michael Todd True Organics Jojoba Charcoal Scrub & Clarins Paris One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.

Do you have a face scrub you're obsessed with that you think I'd love? Comment below and let me know! I'm always on the look out to try great new skincare, and I love hearing from you.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you here again soon!

xx Lauren

Overview //
Facial Cleansers & Face Washes //
Serums & Oils //
Moisturizers //
>> Facial Scrubs << 


  1. The enzyme scrub seems to be right up my street! I definitely want to try it out :) xx

    1. You should give one a try! I can see a noticeable difference in my skin when I use them (and when I don't).

  2. Had never heard of the Michael Todd scrub, i think i will have to give is a go after your review, i'm in need of a good one!! :)

    Leyla xx
    Leyla Writes...

    1. It's so good. Michael Tood products are relatively inexpensive and so effective.

  3. My best friend uses the one on the right. I'm always kinda jealous of people who have a skin routine, because anytime I use cleanser or tonics or exfoliators etc my face gets worse in a short notice. I get blemishes pimples and stuff. First I thought I'm allergic to something but surprisingly, I go to the dermatologist and learned that I'm not :D My face just loves a simple wash and a nice moisturizer aaaand that's all. I wanna buy face products! ._.

    Lovely photos by the way :)

    1. Haha I know what you mean! Skincare is addicting. It really is all about finding what works for your skin, though. If your skin likes simple, then that just means less $$ spent!

      Also, your skin could be getting worse when you exfoliate because it could be purging OR there's a chance you could be over-exfoliating.

      If you're still dying to try a scrub, maybe give the one from Michael Todd a try! It's very gentle and less expensive, so if you hate it, then it's not as big of a financial hit.

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