6 Tips on How to Use Body Scrub Effectively
In the past blogs, we covered how to add Dead Sea mud masks to your skincare regimen, why you should use sulphur soap and other skincare topics. But today, we’re going to talk about one of the most overlooked skincare products: body scrubs. Body scrubs will help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant, but it’s not as simple as slapping some on and calling it a day. To get the most out of your next exfoliating session, here are some tips on how to use body scrub effectively.
Choose the right body scrub for your skin type.
Not all body scrubs are created equal, so you have to choose one suitable for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, look for a scrub that contains gentle exfoliants like sugar or oatmeal. For oily skin, try a scrub with ingredients like sea salt or charcoal that can help absorb excess oil. And if you have dry skin, look for a moisturising scrub with ingredients like coconut oil or shea butter.
Exfoliate before you shave.
Do you shave regularly? Be sure to exfoliate before shaving to help prevent ingrown hairs and razor burns. Using a body scrub to exfoliate will help remove dead skin cells and unclog hair follicles, making it easier for your razor to glide smoothly over your skin. When you follow this tip, you’ll be left with smoother, softer skin after you shave.
Use the right amount of pressure.
When using a body scrub, it pays to use the right amount of pressure. If you press too hard, you can damage your skin, and if you don’t press hard enough, you won’t get the full benefits of the scrub. So strike a balance by using a gentle, circular motion and letting the scrub do the work. Start with less pressure and gradually increase it as you go.
Focus on rough areas.
Where to best use a body scrub? Rough areas, like elbows, knees and heels, can benefit the most from a body scrub. These areas tend to accumulate dead skin cells, making them appear darker and rougher. So spend extra time exfoliating these areas to reveal smoother, brighter skin.
After you’ve finished exfoliating, it’s crucial to rinse thoroughly to remove any remaining scrub particles. Leaving scrub particles on your skin can cause irritation and inflammation, so take the time to rinse thoroughly using warm water. Better yet, take a shower or bath after using a body scrub. This will not only help rinse off the scrub particles but will also help relax your muscles and soothe your skin.
Moisturise after exfoliating.
Exfoliating can leave your skin feeling a little dry, so you should moisturise after using a body scrub. Moisturiser will help lock in hydration and keep your skin smooth and radiant. When choosing a moisturiser, look for a lightweight, gentle moisturising cream. You don’t want to use a heavy moisturiser that might clog your pores or leave your skin feeling greasy.
It’s also important to apply your moisturiser correctly. After rinsing off the scrub particles, gently pat your skin dry with a towel. Then, apply your moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp. That helps your skin absorb the moisturiser better, making it even more effective.
Bonus tip: Get a body scrub made with Dead Sea salt & minerals.
In addition to these tips, using a body scrub made with Dead Sea salt & minerals can provide even more benefits for your skin. Dead Sea minerals found in the Dead Sea located between Jordan and Israel contain a high concentration of beneficial minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium. These minerals have been shown to have amazing benefits for the skin, including improving hydration, reducing inflammation and helping heal skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
A Dead Sea salt scrub can help exfoliate and detoxify your skin. The result? Having skin that looks and feels smoother, softer and more radiant. The minerals can also help stimulate better circulation, which promotes healthy skin cell renewal and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.