What is a Body Scrub?
What is a body scrub?
A body scrub is a beauty product that improves the skin health for the body. Also called a body exfoliate, a body scrub removes dead skin cells and hydrates the skin, making the skin soft and smooth. It’s usually made with sugar or salt, and mixed with massage oil and other aromatic ingredients.
How to use A Body Scrub
1. Use lukewarm water; allow it to run for 5-10 minutes to soften the skin.
2. Pause running water and apply the scrub in circular motions; start at your feet and move upwards towards your heart to enhance circulation.
3. Maintain gentle pressure (don't scrub too hard!)
4. Rinse thoroughly.
If you are going to use it on your face, apply gently to the skin with a finger, rub in small, circular motions, leave on for 30 seconds and rinse.
How often should you exfoliate?
How often to exfoliate depends on your skin type and the type of exfoliation you’re using. Some chemical exfoliates can be strong, for example. In general, exfoliating skin one to two times a week is enough to be effective for dry skin.
Oily skin may require more frequent exfoliation. Avoid over-exfoliating as it can lead to redness and irritation. Talk to your dermatologist if you need help figuring out how often it’s safe for you to exfoliate.
Exfoliation by body part
Take care when exfoliating sensitive areas of the body, including the face. Exfoliating these areas too often can lead to dryness, redness, and itchiness.
The type of exfoliate to use on your face depends on your skin type. To exfoliate your face mechanically with a scrub, apply gently to the skin with a finger. Rub in small, circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Arms and legs
The easiest way to exfoliate your arms and legs is with a brush, sponge, or glove. This can help get rid of dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. Look for a body scrub at your local pharmacy or online and lather with it in the shower.
Feet and hands
There are scrubs and peels available to exfoliate feet and hands. You can also use a pumice stone to exfoliate feet.
You can use a loofah or body brush to exfoliate your bikini line and pubic area. Always do this in a warm shower to soften skin first. Apply scrub gently and wash thoroughly afterward.