With most of the nation having opened up their very own at home spas (uniform: sweat pants), we are doing our best to keep all of you stand in spa technicians educated with the tips and tricks from industry experts so that you can get the same flawless results as you would from the salon. This weeks training, scrubs and masks.
Although most masks come with a description of what they do and how they should be used, very little tell you when to use them in your wider skincare routine. Similarly, it’s widely known that scrubs help exfoliate dead skin cells, but why do we need this and how often? Just like how we advise you save the ‘quarantinis’ until you’ve logged off for the day (or at least until you’ve finished your last zoom call), scrubs and masks too have a time and a place in your isolation routine.
How and when to use a face scrub
Unless you have extremely sensitive skin, it’s recommended that you exfoliate with a scrub twice a week (reduce this to once a week for sensitive skin). Doing this on a bi-weekly basis is the optimal amount of time between the build up of dead skin cells which the scrub works to remove, clearing the pores and revealing the smoother, fresh skin below. By revealing the healthier skin and removing any debris on the surface, including dirt and unblocking the pores, it will be far more receptive to any products applied afterwards (such as a face mask), meaning you’re likely to see better results.
We love the Decleor Green Mandarin Exfoliating 2 in 1 Mask for gently but thoroughly removing dead skin cells and impurities using natural sugars, zests and seeds. The 100% Green Mandarin Essential oil in the mask has strong anti-oxidant properties and is also widely effective in helping alleviate anxiety.