Exfoliating the skin
September 22, 2011 3:59am CST
There are countless skin scrub lotions and creams flooding the market that are recommended for removing dead skin. I wonder if they are really necessary when a scrub with the brush can do the job. http://www.ehow.com/how_2126794_choose-body-brush-exfoliation.html. Why does one need chemicals when all what the skin needs is a proper scrub to remove the dead skin. Am I on the right track?
• Marion, Kansas
22 Sep 11
You are right. People have used brushes and rough cloths to exfoliate for years. I think that when it was noticed the nice feelings could happen when food or fruit was used, manufacturers began trying to create a market for the unneeded chemical versions of what you can accomplish with fruit or dairy acids or with a cloth or brush. Anything to make us spend more money.
23 Sep 11
But how gullible the public is known by the fact that these manufacturers are thriving and I too! I had picked up a walnut scrub where I could find grains of walnut shells. These grains that really work and not what else is put in there to make it look attractive!
• United States
24 Sep 11
I think you are on the right track. It is a money racket for sure. Companies of these products prey on the self esteem of confused female roles and expectations. They take advantage of a woman wanting to look younger or "beautiful." We naturally exfoliate and yes...a brush or a sponge can be just as effective in my opinion as any product they want us to spend a ton of money on. If someone soaks in a bath for 15 or 20 minutes and then scrubs..they will be amazed at the difference. Next time you bathe like that...let your arms be in between wet and dry and rub your fingers up and down your arms with a little pressure. Tell me what happens. It is how I exfoliate.