Apricot and walnut scrubs: are they good for your skin?

Apricot and walnut scrubs: are they good for your skin?

Apricot and walnut scrubs have been made famous by none other than Kylie Jenner, but much has been said about them, are they actually good for you?

Apricot and walnut scrubs have been made famous by none other than Kylie Jenner, but much has been said about them, are they actually good for you?

Physical exfoliation has been used for years. The rough texture makes you think that you are scrubbing away whatever breakout or bump you have in your complexion and revealing brighter skin, but is that so?

Walnut and apricot scrubs explained

The purpose of scrubs is to scrape off dead skin cells and impurities, but the fact is that more often than not, the fragments are too big and create micro-injuries in your skin.

Walnut and apricot scrubs are made of small fragments of apricot pits and walnut shells that work as a physical exfoliant. The purpose of scrubs is to scrape off dead skin cells and impurities, but the fact is that more often than not, the fragments are too big and create micro-injuries in your skin.

Chemical exfoliants have become a better option -think of lactic acid, citric acid or salicylic acid. They remove dead cells without tearing the skin.

There is an advantage to physical exfoliants -they are quicker and more affordable -but do they weaken the skin barrier?

In particular, walnut and apricot scrubs usually harm the skin rather than help it. So, it is better to opt for chemical exfoliators. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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