Exfoliating With Procoal Face Scrub

I’ve been exfoliating with Procoal activated charcoal face scrub over the last few weeks. I received a full sample to review. Procoal have created an ethical-made range of skin care products. Procoal is against animal testing and most ingredients used are naturally derived such as charcoal and essential oils.

Exfoliating With Procoal

Exfoliating 

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the top later of your skin. We naturally shed dead skin cells every 30 days so new skin cells can take their place. Whilst the majority of dead skin cells will fall off naturally, some don’t shed perfectly from the skin. This can leave dry, flaky patches on your skin which can clog your pores too. Exfoliating helps prevent this and should be an important part of your skincare routine.

Procoal Activated Charcoal Face Scrub

The Procoal activated charcoal face scrub is expertly developed in the UK. This exfoliating face scrub uses specially selected active constituents to remove impurities, oxidised sebum and contaminants. This gives a purified, cleansed and invigorated complexion. This face scrub uses Allantoin which encourages natural skin exfoliation. Calendula oil, recognised for restoring the skin’s natural water balance is also used. The activated Charcoal helps to clear deep-seated pores, removing pollutants to purify your complexion.

My Thoughts

Anyone that knows me will know my skin is awful! I’ve tried loads of different face scrubs, washes, creams and masks over the years to try and tame my face. Unfortunately, due to having eczema, a lot of products really irritate my skin. I am pleasantly surprised that the Procoal face scrub doesn’t irritate my skin at all!

Applying Procoal Face Scrub

As you apply the face scrub, you can see the charcoal breaking down as you can see above. (Apologies for the quality, it was late at night!) After rinsing it off you can genuinely feel a difference. Unlike other scrubs I’ve used, my face felt really clean and soft, no tightness afterwards which I usually have.

Results

After a few weeks of trying out Procoal 1 to 3 times per week, my skin is slowly looking much healthier! Procoal’s site does state it can take 6-8 weeks to see a real difference though. By now I have usually given up due to poor results but I can see me finishing this tube. It is on the pricier side for me but the results are undeniable so I probably would buy this again. I’m quite lazy with my skincare routine, however, I’ve managed to remember every few days to use the face scrub. I have been doing this as part of my self-care routine. Overall I am pleased with the Procoal exfoliating face scrub and definitely recommend giving it a go.

Do you use exfoliating face scrubs?

Microblading – What You Need To Know

Thinking of Getting Microblading? Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Full, thick brows are all the rage right now and if you’re feeling jealous of Cara Delevingne’s statement eyebrows, you might be thinking about having a microblading treatment done. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattoo which fills in any gaps in your brows leaving them looking thick, full and perfectly formed every day. Microblading is certainly worth it if you feel like you’re spending more time than you’d like every morning pencilling in your brows. But, is it safe? As with any procedure, there are certain risks to be aware of and precautions that you should take to make sure that you minimize the risk of any complications.

#1. Choosing a Salon:

Bear in mind that if your brows aren’t done properly by a reputable professional, you will need to have them redone. It’s likely that you’ll need to wait around eight to twelve months before you can rework them, depending on what went wrong. So, it’s a wise idea to spend some time doing your research before you make a decision on who you’re trusting with your brows. Go by recommendations from people that you trust, or if you don’t know anybody who’s had microblading done, look for strong online reviews on social media and third-party review sites. It’s also advisable to visit prospective salons before you decide to learn more about the process and ask about the materials that they use. A reputable professional will always use top-grade eyebrow microblading supplies from companies such as Ink Defined, and they will be happy to share more information about them with you. The Ink Defined website also has plenty of useful articles that can be worth reading before going ahead with microblading treatment, such as where to find the top studios and essential aftercare tips, which leads us onto our next point.

#2. Be Ready for Aftercare:

Microblading is getting more popular, but don’t forget that it’s still a tattoo. Because of this, there is no guarantee that you can 100% remove brows that go wrong. And, severe reactions are possible. To keep your risks low, you should care for your new microbladed brows in the same way that you would any wound. Use antiseptic ointments to minimize the risk of infection. Speak to the beauty therapist if you have a history of allergies to previous tattoos or hair dyes, as it may not be advisable for you to have microblading done if this is the case.

#3. You’ll Need Touch Ups:

Micro-blading may be a tattoo, but you won’t have the same results as you did at the beginning forever. After you’ve healed from your first procedure, it’s likely that you’ll need to go back to the salon for a touch up in a few months’ time. Many salons will include a touch-up in their initial fee, but some don’t. So along with budgeting for the procedure itself, don’t forget to put some money aside for your touch-up too. Prices range from around $200-500.

#4. It’s Not an Overnight Fix:

Lastly, don’t expect to walk out of the salon with perfect brows. You’ll likely experience some swelling and redness, and your skin may be flaky for the first few days or weeks afterwards. And, your brows will look unflatteringly dark and thick right after the procedure, but this will eventually fade. So, if you’re planning to get microblading done for a special occasion, it’s wise to have it done a few weeks before to allow yourself to heal.

Microblading can be a great way to get the brows you’ve always wanted, but it’s important to keep the risks in mind before you go ahead.