Facial scrubs are really popular, so I am frequently asked if they are okay or not. Here are my thoughts.
You are not going to be able to scrub your acne away, so be careful. Facial scrubs can be part of a skin care regimen, but they should not be the foundation. For most people who want to use a scrub, once or twice weekly is enough to enjoy the benefits without causing irritation. Also, not all scrubs created equally. The actual abrasive particle can be made from a variety of substances from plastic to refined seeds. Some states are actually considering banning plastic ‘microbeads’ in their areas, so I do not recommend those. I use a scrub twice weekly during the hot months and once weekly during the cooler months (Skin Medica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser). So the moral of the story is: do not over do it. Just a little scrub goes a long way.
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Deborah is a board certified family nurse practitioner and Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner. She joined Southeastern Dermatology in 2011. She began her career in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2001, and in 2006 she became a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Carson-Newman College in 2011. During her nearly 10 years as a dermatology nurse, she developed an interest and passion for dermatology. She enjoys building upon her previous experiences in order to provide the best care for our clients. Deborah is a native East Tennessean and enjoys caring for families and individuals in our area. Deborah is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.