Who here has used St Ives Scrub? I'm guilty, I once was a religious user. So why do everyone say that's it's bad? Because of walnuts. Walnut shell powder creates microscopic tears in the top layer of the skin. This allows surface bacteria to enter into deeper layers of the skin. Scrubbing the skin with harsh scrubs causes inflammation, especially if you believe the more you scrub the better your skin will be. This creates raw, red, open skin, increasing future inflammation. When pores are inflamed, they swell, closing the top of the pore in a balloon shape instead of a cylinder, trapping acne causing bacteria in the pore, when its trapped it won't receive oxygen, causing even more inflammation resulting in more breakouts. There are many physical exfoliators containing walnut already on the market. If your a person with sensitive skin, eczema, or rosacea , a chemical exfoliant containing various AHAs and BHAs may be a better option. With exfoliants, it is truly a case of every person’s skin being different. How often you should exfoliate depends on your skin, but I very rarely advise exfoliation more than 2 times a week. I'm not saying scrubs are bad you just need to choose the right scrub that's safe for your skin.
If you would like to try a scrub with great properties that won't tear up your skin check out these scrubs below from Skin Script RX