Benefits of a Body Scrub.

Benefits of a Body Scrub.

Although body scrubs have been around for some time, there has been a lot of innovation over the years. Some even contain sugar, salt and coffee. You might even have some of them in your bathroom cabinet.
You may be curious about the benefits of body scrubs, regardless of whether you have tried them before.
Body scrubs offer many other benefits than just making your skin super smooth.
Kavita Mariwalla is a board-certified dermatologist and aesthetics expert. She says that body scrubs are "a great thing to have in your skin care wardrobe, especially during winter months when your skin can become very dry."

Body scrubs

Let's first look at how skin works.

Desquamation refers to the natural process by which skin sheds. It happens in a continuous, regenerative cycle. This process' efficiency depends on many factors, including your skin type, your age, your environment, and the products you use.

The process isn’t perfect and can cause a buildup on your skin’s surface. Body scrubs are a great option.

Body scrubs are a great way to remove dead skin cells and provide many benefits.

  • They make it easier for your skin to absorb moisturizers better. Any moisturizer that is applied afterward will penetrate the skin deeper.
  • They clear out your pores and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • They make your skin feel smoother and more even. Dry skin can cause skin to become rough and cracked. You can have smoother, more even skin by removing dead cells.

How to Use

It is easy to use a body scrub. This is a quick guide that will take you through the process (with a few tips).

  1. Warm water is sufficient to rinse your skin.
  2. Use your fingertips to apply the scrub.
  3. Move inwardly by moving your feet and hands in a circular motion.
  4. Use warm water to rinse thoroughly.
  5. If desired, shave.
  6. Pat the skin dry and let it remain slightly damp.
  7. Apply moisturizer. Apply moisturizer to your skin while it is still damp.

Pro-tip: Don't overuse it. Body scrubs can be too good to be true. Find out why. Maximum two times per week.

When should be used?

Before you use body scrub, here are two things to keep in mind.

How frequently should you scrub your body?

You shouldn't use a body scrub every day, or even every other day. This could cause dry and irritated skin.

Your skin type will determine how often you should exfoliate or scrub your body. Mariwalla says that you shouldn't use a scrub more than once a week to avoid drying out and irritation to your skin.

You may only need to use a scrub once per week for sensitive skin.

How about body wash?

You should use a body scrub in the shower, but not immediately after you have washed your face. This will ensure that your skin is ready for exfoliation.


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