Using Body Scrubs: 3 Things You Should Do When You Exfoliate
There are many factors that work against our skin’s natural radiance, starting from dirt, oil residue and dead skill cell buildup to stress and even changes in the weather. While a majority of skin care routines focus on restoring glow to the face, the body often ends up getting ignored. The best way to restore your body’s glow and keep the skin healthy and young is to exfoliate regularly. A body scrub helps eliminate dry and dead skin cells, thus leaving your skin bright, refreshed and smooth. So, just as you would your face, why not pamper the rest of your body too? If you are an exfoliating novice, here are a few things you need to keep in mind:
- Start by using your body scrub once a week. If you have never used a body scrub before, a good idea would be to start by using it once a week. You can gradually increase that to around three to four times a week. Use it sparingly and it will be ineffective, while doing it every day can irritate the skin. Keep in mind that everyone’s skin reacts in a different way to such products, so make sure that you test on a small part before you apply it on the rest of the body.
- Do not use too much pressure. When applying the exfoliating body scrub on your body, be careful to not apply too much pressure. If you think that the more vigorously you apply, the more effective it will be, then you are wrong. It may end up harming your skin by stripping away the healthy tissue on the top layer. If you experience any sort of pain when you exfoliate, you are doing it wrong.
- Be open to experimenting. If you are looking for the perfect scrub for your body, it is okay to experiment a little. You can initially try different types of scrubs, whether it is Himalayan salt scrubs or natural sugar scrubs, and then choose the one that works best for you. Depending on your skin type and skin sensitivity, you may find that different scrubs may provide different results.
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