How to Use Sugar Scrub Correctly.
Sugar scrub is one of the most popular skincare products out there. It is also not a new thing and has been in use for a long time. In most places, it has become a part of the culture. People love it because it is a much gentler and a great alternative to its cousin the salt scrub. The unmistakable sweet aroma with rich texture makes it everyone’s favorite. The after-effects of this scrub which removes dead cells and make your skin brighter are no less praiseworthy. To get the most out of this scrub, one must learn how to properly use and correct the way of exfoliation. First, let’s understand what sugar scrub is and how it works.
As we know, a face scrub is a skincare product that mechanically exfoliates the skin which in turn removes the dead cells. A sugar scrub contains sugar granules that do the job of mechanical exfoliation. The advantage of using sugar scrub is that apart from removing dead cells, it also makes your skin smoother and bright. Sugar scrub is way gentler for your skin as compared to other types of scrubs. This doesn’t mean that it should be used every day. Like other scrubs, sugar scrub should be used as a sweet treat for your skin once or twice a week only. Below are the steps to correctly use a sugar scrub for maximum benefits.
Step 1: Cleanse
Before starting any skincare routine, the first step should always be cleansing your skin properly. Use warm water as it will soften your skin and prepare it for exfoliation. Avoid using hot water as it will further dry your skin. Cleansing properly is very important before scrubbing as it will remove sweat, dirt, and makeup. Otherwise, the scrubbing will further push it inside your skin.
Step 2: Apply Sugar Scrub
Using gentle pressure, apply sugar scrub on your skin and massage gently in a circular motion using a pad or with your fingers. Make sure you do it gently as too much exfoliation will damage your skin and will cause redness and irritation. Exfoliation when done correctly has many benefits. It not only removes dead cells but also improves blood circulation and boosts the production of collagen. The best to start exfoliation is from top to bottom.
Step 3: Rinse
After exfoliation, let the scrub sit on your skin for a while then use warm water to rinse properly. Don’t use any soap or shower for it. Once done, pat dry your face completely with a dry and soft towel.
Step 4: Use Lotion
Now it’s time to moisturize your skin after exfoliation. According to several experts, the best time to moisturize your skin is while it is slightly damp as it will help in locking in hydration. This is because your pores are still open and will be able to absorb the moisturizer easily and quickly. You can also use body oil for moisturizing in case you prefer it over lotion. Also, always remember to apply sunscreen after scrubbing as your skin is more vulnerable and prone to damages.
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