Can I Use Face Scrub on Scalp

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Posted by Anonymous (Questions: 1582, Answers: 0)
Asked on October 25, 2023 2:31 pm
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Using a face scrub on the scalp is not recommended. While face scrubs are designed to exfoliate the delicate skin on the face, the scalp has thicker and more robust skin. Additionally, the scalp has hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and a unique microbiome that require specialized care.

Instead, it is advisable to use products specifically formulated for the scalp. Look for gentle exfoliating scalp scrubs or shampoos that are designed to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and product buildup without causing irritation. These products often contain ingredients like salicylic acid or fruit enzymes that are effective in exfoliating the scalp without being too harsh.

Remember to follow the instructions provided by the product manufacturer and avoid excessive scrubbing or aggressive massaging, as this can potentially damage the scalp or disrupt the hair follicles. If you have any specific scalp concerns, it is always best to consult with a dermatologist or trichologist for personalized recommendations.

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Posted by Chemist Marylyne Ghatti, Clean Beauty Specialist Dermatologist (Questions: 0, Answers: 1560)
Answered on October 25, 2023 2:31 pm

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