How to Use Body Scrub The Right Way

How to Use Body Scrub The Right Way

One of the best feelings is buying a new body scrub, jumping into a warm shower, and scrubbing your body from your head to your toes. But did you know there’s a correct way to use a body scrub? While scrubbing away at your skin every day may leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, you could do more harm than good. 

We’re here to walk you through the process of incorporating a body scrub into your skincare routine, so you can maintain the integrity of your skin and get one step closer to your skincare goals. 

Let’s take a closer look:

Choosing the right body scrub

Know the ingredients

There are many body scrubs on the market, formulated with different ingredients. Whether it’s coffee grounds, cacao, sugar, or sea salt scrubs. These are all great ingredients with ultra-fine particles designed to buff away dead skin cells and make room for new growth. 

However, some scrubs are formulated with larger particles like apricot and walnuts. These can cause microtears in the skin, leading to inflammation, irritation, and redness. 

Consider a chemical exfoliant

Chemical exfoliants can be great for oily, sensitive, or dry skin. They won’t disrupt the natural oils on your face and can lead to better results. If you choose a chemical exfoliant, you’ll want to look for ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, rosehip oil, or olive oil. Always pay attention to how your skin reacts, too. Some chemical exfoliants can be overly harsh. 

DIY recipes 

If you’re looking for an all-natural alternative, DIY can be a great solution. You can typically use household items like coffee grounds, brown sugar, honey, and sea salt to create your own body scrub at home. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you’ll want to conduct a patch test before applying it to your face or body. 

Switch to a dry body scrub

Dry body scrubs deliver a spa-like experience. They are perfect for exfoliating in the shower, and you don’t need to worry about unwanted add-ins or chemicals. Our Four Pack of Body Scrubs allows you to test the waters with four key body scrub ingredients. 

These include coffee grounds, cacao, sugar, and Himalayan salt. All four dry body scrubs effectively exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, delivering softer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. They also contain zero parabens, mineral oil, or sulfates - so you can confidently scrub away dead skin and get the skin of your dreams. 

How to use a body scrub

  • Start by soaking your body in warm water in the shower or the bathtub 
  • Grab a good amount of body scrub and rub it into your body in a circular motion
  • Don’t forget to get your back, legs, arms, and torso! 
  • Consider using an exfoliant mitt or a brush so you can get harder-to-reach areas 
  • Scrub your skin for at least 30 seconds in a circular motion 
  • Once you’re done, shave your skin if desired or wash the residue product off
  • Pat your skin dry with a towel
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Tips for using body scrubs 

Only use 1-2 a week

Never use a body scrub more than 1-2 times a week. If you use this every day as part of your everyday routine, it could strip your skin of its natural oils and lead to irritation. 

Never forget to moisturize

Body scrubs are known to disrupt your skin’s natural barrier. This means you’ll need a trusted moisturizer to help replenish the lost nutrients and rehydrate your skin. We recommend using a thick moisturizer like our Vitamin C Brightening Moisture Cream. It’s formulated with the essential antioxidants your skin needs to thrive and will deliver that extra boost of hydration you need after exfoliating.  

Go easy on your skin 

Let the small particles work their magic! You don’t need to be rough with your skin or scrub for more than 30 seconds. If you scrub for too long, it can leave your skin red and inflamed. 

Exfoliate the right way with NatureWell Beauty

Exfoliating is an important part of every body care routine. If you aren’t exfoliating once a week, dead skin cells will continue to gather on your skin, leading to dryness, rough patches, and irritation. 

With the right body scrub and hydrating moisturizer, you can build a skincare routine that delivers results and keeps your skin looking its best. 

Start shopping our skincare essentials to build your body care routine today. 

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