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Why Use an Oil-Based Exfoliating Face Scrub?
Using oil to remove oil? Seems crazy, right? Not so. Because like dissolves like, oil cleansers (oil scrubs included) can actually be a effective addition to your skincare routine. They have an uncanny ability to remove excess oil — all while being gentle on skin. So, while adding an oil scrub to your skincare routine might seem counterintuitive (and downright irresponsible) at first, but we assure you it’s quite the opposite. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
1. They remove makeup SO much easier. You already know about oil cleansers: magical face washes specially formulated to melt makeup oh-so-effortlessly while feeding skin with the nourishing goodness of a beauty oil. Now imagine exactly that, except with the added exfoliating powers of a face scrub. Pretty sweet, right?
2. They restore moisture AND cleanse skin. Traditional scrubs simply smooth away dirt, oil, and dead skin without putting anything back into your skin. In fact, you probably have to follow up with a moisturizer to keep everything in check, especially if you have dry skin. Oil scrubs can give you that same deep clean and restore any lost moisture in your skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, consider these oil-based exfoliating face scrubs as the ultimate gentle exfoliation solution for a thirsty face!
3. There’s an oil scrub out there for everyone. Different oils work best for different skins, to be sure to test a few when trying to find your favorite. As with most other cleansers, some oil cleanser will work better with your skin than others. If you’re worried about breakouts, opt for formulas made with lighter oils like grapeseed oil, which are more likely to work with most skin types.
Now that you know all about the benefits of using oil scrubs, you must be wondering which St. Ives oil scrub is best for your skin. Luckily, both of our oil scrubs are made with 100% pure grapeseed oil, so they’ll cleanse and nourish with most skin types without risk of clogging pores (the serious skincare word for this is “non-comedogenic”).
For those who like a deeper clean, we suggest reaching for our St. Ives Apricot Oil Scrub, which is made with the same natural exfoliants as our iconic St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. For everyone else, try the St. Ives Coconut Oil Scrub, which is made with crushed coconut shell powder to gently clean and soften skin.
Now that you know all about oil scrubs, here’s a quick how-to on the right way to use it! Make sure to follow all the instructions to ensure you rinse away every trace of excess oil (the stuff not in the bottle) that might cause breakouts:
Remember, there’s a big difference between washing your face with an oil cleanser and simply rubbing extra-virgin olive oil from the kitchen onto your face. Oil cleansers are specially formulated to be used on your face, meaning they will easily rinse away clean without leaving your complexion at risk of developing clogged pores or breakouts. Extra-moisturized, clean skin, here we come!
What’s a Face Mist and Why Add it to Your Skincare Routine?
From beauty editors to your BFF, everyone is talking about face mists right now. If you haven’t tried one, you’re seriously missing out! Have questions? We’ve got answers. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the must-have skin care product of the moment.Tell Me More
Why Using Moisturizer Before Makeup is a Must
Thinking about skipping face wash or moisturizer before applying your makeup? Think again. If you want a flawless looking complexion it’s not about layering on the foundation. It turns out the key is to start with clean, hydrated skin. Intrigued? Check out our top pre-makeup skin care musts!Tell Me More
When to Use Face Mist for Glowing, Hydrated Skin
While you can use a face mist anytime, there’s more to the story. And that’s exactly why we’re here! Discover the best times of day and specific moments to use a hydrating facial mist. Still not exactly sure what a face mist is? Check out our other article, What Is a Face Mist firstTell Me More