I remember when I first became aware of facial scrubs. As a teenager with a skin like lumpy custard, anything that could sandpaper off those lumps and leave skin feeling smooth, if only for a day was good enough for me. And the very word ‘scrub’ was pretty impressive too! If it did what it claimed – well, I was easily impressed in those days! Fast forward several years and many weekly scrubs later, my skin was reddened, thinner, the lumps were still there, plus bonus lumps.