/> The Juicy Beauty Word: Scrub vs Peel

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Scrub vs Peel

Q. What is the difference between a scrub and a peel?

A. Both products remove dead skin cells, help unclog pores, make the skin look fresher and stimulate circulation and cell renewal, but they do it in a different way.

The difference between a scrub and a peel

A scrub is a creamy grainy mixture that is massaged onto wet skin and rinsed off. The action of the grainy particles sloughs away dead skin. It can be to rough for sensitive skin, though. It can also cause microscopic scratches in the skin.

A peel doesn't contain grainy particles. A peel can be a liquid acid, such as glycolic acid, that is applied to the skin, left on for a certain amount of time and removed with cotton then rinsed off. The chemical action loosens and removes dead skin cells.

A peel can also be a gel or cream that is applied to the skin that sets to a gummy film and is massaged off in circular motions. These peels can be called gommages or soft peels. Dead cells are sloughed off with the peel in eraser like peelings. 

gommage Yonka
Gommage Yonka is my favorite soft peel. It brightens the skin and makes it feel so soft and smooth. 

Scrubs are best for tougher skin, oily, thick skin that is not sensitive. 

Peels are good for all skin types. Peel strength and the amount of time the peel is left on the skin must be adjusted to the skin type and sensitivity.

You can experience a peel when you have a facial at a salon or spa. You can also use a peel or scrub at home. A peel for home use will be a weaker strength than a peel use during a professional facial.

Slough those old dead cells to reveal fresher, younger looking skin!

        Have a Beautiful Day! 
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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