Facial scrubs often contain some sort of rough granules like micro beads, sugar, clay or ground walnut husks to slough away dead skin flakes. The whole idea is to prevent these skin flakes from clogging up pores, which may inadvertently lead to the formation of pimples. However, as these granules are often irregular in size and shape, combined with the force people often exert when scrubbing their skin, this may end up causing micro tears and irritating the skin instead.
How then should you prevent clogged pores?
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid and lactic acid loosen the bonds between the topmost layer of skin and allows them to fall off on their own naturally without aggravating it. A-DERMA’s gentle blend of glycolic and lactic acid within the Phys-AC Perfect Anti-Blemish Fluid, gently exfoliates away surface skin, without causing redness or dryness. It also strengthens and protects fragile acne-prone skin, without letting pimples leave their trace on your skin.
A-DERMA is available at selected Guardian and Watsons stores. For more information, visit A-DERMA’s Facebook Page.
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