Exfoliation involves the use of a body scrub to remove dead skin cells that cause your skin to look rough, wrinkly, dry, and patchy.
How to Use Scrubs to Exfoliate Skin (Instructions)
- Select a Scrub that Includes Healthy Ingredients
- Take a Bath or Shower first (Yes, you can use soap before applying the scrub).
- Then, after the bath or shower, start the Exfoliation Process
- Make Sure that your entire body where the Scrub is being applied is wet with water.
- Move away from the water to apply scrub. Be careful to not slip, body scrubs contain oil and are slippery. (A non-slip surface is needed when stepping in and out of the shower or bath).
- Take two scoops of the scrub and rub it into your skin in a circular motion. It should feel good to your skin and not cause pain. Use the same pressure that you would use to apply lotion to a baby’s body. Keep it gentle.
- After you rub the scrub all over the skin, step into the water and gently rinse off the scrub leaving the oil behind. Note: Only a top quality body scrub leaves behind oil that actually sticks to your skin. Don’t use a wash cloth, just your hands as you wipe away the scrub (salt).
- After rising all grit (of the salt) from the body, turn off the water.
- Pat the body dry with a towel; don’t rub the skin. You want to let the oils soak into your skin.
- Enjoy your new skin!
- Repeat the process twice a week for smooth and exfoliated skin.
How Does The Scrub Benefit The Skin You Are In?
- Unclogs Pores by removing dirt and grime
- Rejuvenates Skin by Repairing it
- Slows down the “aging of the skin” process
- Makes Your Skin more able to retain moisture because you remove the dead skin cells that block moisture
- Softens Skin
- Promotes Spot Free Skin
- Promotes Skin Elasticity
Lastly, choose a scrub that includes healthy and natural ingredients that add nutrients and antioxidants to the skin. First, view all of the scrubs of interest and look closely at ingredients, size, cost, place of origin, and any associated health benefits. When you look at a body scrub, review the ingredients and determine if those are the ingredients that your skin needs. Look up ingredients and become educated about any product ingredients, associated risks, and health benefits. The FDA is working diligently to keep consumers informed about associated risks of some ingredients.