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What are Body Scrubs? How to use them?

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What is a Body Scrub?

A body scrub is a physical exfoliant that is usually salt or sugar based, used to remove dead skin cells. Abrasive ingredients penetrate the skin and act as a natural exfoliant, removing older skin cells so your skin feels soft, supple and nourished. The body scrub works by stimulating skin cell turnover for smoother, brighter skin, and can help restore your skin's natural moisture, prevent future breakouts, and help you feel great.

There are many body scrubs, regardless of your skin type, so you can find a suitable one to remove dead skin cells without damaging your skin. Body scrubs help restore skin to its natural soft, supple state and are a great addition to any skincare routine.

When to Use a Body Scrub?

If you're wondering when to use a body scrub, be sure to use it after showering or bathing, and after using shower gel, soap, or body wash. This ensures that your skin is clean and prepared for the peel, and the warm water ensures that your skin is moist and smooth. The hot water also opens up your pores to ensure the body scrub is as effective as possible at removing unwanted skin cells.

How Often Should a Body Scrub Be Used?

You shouldn't use a body scrub every day; Exfoliation can be harsh on the skin, and excessive exfoliation can damage skin cells and prevent their natural restoration. You don't want to overly dehydrate the skin or compromise the skin barrier. Try to use a body scrub once or twice a week at most. Once a week is a good idea because it's easy to fit into a weekly self-care routine.

Like a good skincare routine that suits your skin type, exfoliation works best when you're aware of your body's changing needs and adapt your products accordingly. And those needs can fluctuate from day to day or season to season. So how does this affect how often scrubs are used? If you have oily, acne-prone skin, you may need to exfoliate a little more regularly. If you have drier skin, 1-2 times a week may be enough. There's nothing wrong with a bit of trial and error here, as long as you're careful. The skin on your body is generally much less sensitive than the skin on your face, so you can afford to go the extra mile.

Here are 4 Steps to Use the Body Scrub.

Prepare:

Perfectly prepped skin will allow your chosen textured toner to work its magic. First, you need to soak yourself, either in the shower or in the bath. Skin must be moist to fully benefit from exfoliation, not to mention that a warm temperature will help open pores and smooth the skin's surface. You know what they say, if you want to do something, you better do it right. Side note: If you plan on removing hair during this scrub, it's a good idea to exfoliate before waxing, to reduce the chance of irritation and to get your razor, epilator, or, insert another, hair removal tool closer to the surface of the skin.

Apply:

You'll have to get up in the tub or turn off the shower for this part. Apply a generous amount of the scrub of your choice to damp skin. Massage in circular motions as you go, apply the body scrub to the chest, stomach, back, buttocks and all extremities. If you start at the top and work your way down, there will be a method to this treatment: the exfoliating particles will have time to work before you get to the final step. Remember that the bathroom can be a slippery place, so be careful when exfoliating the soles of your feet.

Scrub:

If you want to take exfoliation to the next level, using a bath and shower accessory like our round body brush or our soft and restorative loofah pad will help increase the exfoliating and cleansing effect of the body scrub. When using them, be sure to apply the product around your skin in gentle strokes to reduce the chance of skin irritation. You may even wish to complete this ritual based on the principles of dry brushing and using long strokes towards the heart, a technique believed to help stimulate circulation.

Rinse:

Scrub solved, it's time to get back in the tub or under the shower head for a warm soak and rinse off the body scrub. Repeat the massage movements around your body, removing any excess exfoliating particles as you go. That's it, you are now an expert in the use of body scrubs. Dry and see: skin feels smoother, cleaner and fresher. This is the perfect time to apply a well-matched moisturizer. Sweet vibrations are coming.

Benefits of Using Body Scrubs

Smoother Skin

Body scrubs remove dead cells from the top layer of skin. They also clean dirt and dust from the pores of the skin. Exfoliating your body makes your skin look fresh, luminous and permanently smoother. Opt for a body scrub with natural ingredients like coffee scrub, aloe Vera scrub, etc.

Moisturizing Benefits

Body scrubs exfoliate your skin and this opens up clogged pores in your skin. When you apply moisturizer after rubbing, it penetrates deeper into your skin. This gives you a better moisturizing experience, increases the effects of your moisturizer and hydrates your skin.

Prevents Blows to the Body

Like the facial scrub, the body scrub helps you remove excess sebum that is produced in many parts of the body. The pores of your skin remain clean and the risk of bumps decreases. Also, when you shave your hair, you may get ingrown bumps. Body scrubs can help. It is recommended to rub the body parts before shaving to avoid razor bumps.

Lift Your Mood

Last but not least, body scrubs have mesmerizing scents. In addition to giving you amazing skin benefits, they improve your mood and make you feel refreshed.


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