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    Put an End to Discoloration With These 5 Facial Scrubs

    Our body’s largest organ, the skin is alive and well and plays a significant role in protecting us from external stimuli. Not to mention, our skin in all it’s wonderfulness, absorbs what we put on it and carries it to our bloodstream! Yikes! Being intentional about our skin health, particularly the skin on our face, is critical. But what happens when you’re seemingly doing everything right from daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing, yet your skin still shows signs of discoloration?

    Could a facial scrub be the answer?

    Adding exfoliating products like facial scrubs to your skincare routine may be just what the doctor ordered. Exfoliating facial scrubs gently remove dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover for a healthier and brighter complexion when used consistently. For dark spots, scrubs can help prevent acne breakouts and break pigmented cells apart, lessening their appearance. However, there is a caveat, over-usage of any exfoliating product can induce further skin irritation by striping the skin of its natural oils. General recommendations are contingent upon your skin type and its tolerance level.

    If you’re on the market for a facial scrub to keep your melanin on fleek for a brighter and smoother complexion this summer, RXY has got you covered with 5 Black-owned brands.  

    Glam Body Pink Grapefruit Coffee Scrub

    Let’s face it, exposure to environmental pollution is inevitable. Unfortunately, this consistent exposure wreaks havoc on the skin. Luckily for us all, Glam Body LLC. has carefully curated a facial scrub that can lessen the harmful impact of such environmental pollutants. Their Pink Grapefruit Coffee Scrub is packed with powerful coffee beans loaded in antioxidants that ward off free radicals. Additionally, when combined with pink grapefruit, the caffeine in this scrub can protect skin against harmful UV carcinogens.


    Pure Tropix Agave Lime Salt Scrub


    Agave Nectar was one of nature’s best-kept secrets until recently. This magical plant penetrates the skin quickly serving as a great source of glycolic acid, to brighten skin for a healthy glow. One of the biggest benefits of Pure Tropix Agave Salt Scrub is its dual phase formula, which combines Agave sugar and  Dead Sea crystal to remove dead skin cells to reveal a clear, smooth complexion. Additionally, according to their website, this powerful combo also facilitates the body’s natural detoxification process by increasing blood and lymphatic flow to replenish, renew and hydrate the skin.

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    Urban Hydration Vanilla Bean Face Scrub



    Urban Hydration has built a reputation for integrity and transparency with vegan-friendly products. Their Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub contains Vanilla Bean, Vitamin A and E and Coconut Oil, which all work together to revitalize skin tissue and ward off wrinkles, dark spots, and stretch marks. Not to mention, it smells amazing!

    Note: According to their website, UH facial and body scrubs are made with natural sea salt and sugar and are 99.7%.

    Seasons KISS Honeysuckle and Turmeric Face Scrub


    Image: Seasons Kiss

    If you have super sensitive skin, then Seasons KISS is just for you! With products dedicated to holistic ingredients, their Honeysuckle Face Scrub holds true to its organic roots to keep blemishes and dark spots at bay. Turmeric naturally reduces visible hyper-pigmentation, encouraging a bright, even skin tone, while helping to clear acne scars. In addition, the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of honeysuckle make it excellent for skin care treatments and scarring due to rashes, eczema, and allergies of the skin.

    Shea Moisture Clarifying African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash and Scrub



    Image: Shea Moisture

    Black African soap is notorious for its healing properties and doesn’t disappoint in Shea Moisture Clarifying African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash and Scrub. Combining tamarind oil and tea tree extract, this dual acting wash and scrub works to clarify the skin and combat blemishes while the tamarind extract acts as an astringent that exfoliates and lessens acne and scarring from the skin for a smooth and flawless feel.


    What facial scrubs are you planning to use? If you try our recommendations for combating your discoloration, we want to see your results!

    E.A. Terell
    E.A. Terell

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