The skin requires three simple steps: Cleansing, Exfoliating, and Moisturizing. Most people know the steps, and perform them regularly for face care. But somehow, body scrub always seems to get lost in the mix. If I had a penny for every time someone asked me ‘why’ they should use a body scrub…
Just like your face skin, your body skin needs occasional exfoliation. Exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin cells, and reveal fresh skin underneath. The process helps everything else in your skin care routine work better… especially your moisturizer. It also helps to even out skin tone, and give you an overall ‘glow.’
And scrubs are not limited to gender… it’s good for everyone!
Salt vs. Sugar
Which is better? That all depends on you. Salt scrubs tend to have ‘detoxifiying’ properties; salt helps draw out impurities in the skin. But salt can also be a bit harsh on the skin because the granules are typically larger and more jagged, so if you’re worried about that sort of thing… stick to sugar.
Sugar granules tend to be smaller, and ‘melt’ onto the skin. Both salt and sugar scrubs are typically blended with some kind of oil, and sometimes bound with honey… and maybe an additional fragrance. Our formula uses nut oils, organic essential oils, pressed petal oils, and raw honey to get the job done.
Scrubs are always the ‘second step’ in a skin care routine… so you should always apply them to clean, damp skin. Scrub on dry skin tends to ‘pull’ and hurt… and no one wants that. After you wash your body, apply scrub all over (except the face)… rinse… and pat dry. That’s it!
Unless you have really dry skin, no additional moisturizer is needed. Sugar scrub will typically provide enough moisture to keep your skin soft throughout the day. Using a scrub once or twice a week is recommended.