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The Benefits of Body Scrub

Exfoliation is KEY to maintaining beautiful skin. There are so many benefits of body scrub, plus it just feels really nice to pamper yourself every now and then. Once you learn how to use body scrub the right way, you’ll quickly become addicted to your smooth and silky skin!

When I was going through chemo for the treatment of breast cancer, my skin was super dry and flaky due to all of the crazy side effects. I could only use gentle scrubs with clean and natural ingredients becuase my skin was also very sensitive during this time. 

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I did a full body scrub at least once a week to keep my skin feeling fresh. My 3 favorite body scrubs are listed below, but first let’s talk about all the benefits of body scrub!

Here are a few amazing benefits of body scrub & why you should use it:

  • Removes dead skin cells that have collected on the surface
  • Promotes clearer and softer skin
  • Helps to prevent those painful ingrown hairs
  • The oils make the hair softer making hair removal easier
  • Your moisturizer will absorb better on fresh skin
  • Reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Can help minimize the appearance of large pores
  • Works wonders for keratosis pilaris (aka chicken skin)
  • Keep razor bumps at a minimum and
  • Gives you lusciously smooth skin on demand

Amazing right?! Who’s ready for a bath?

How to Use Body Scrub Q&A

Bath or Shower?

The good news is that either is totally fine. I’m more of a shower girl myself, but a body scrub in a warm bath is a luxury we should all partake in every once in a while.

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How to use body scrub in the shower?

Make sure the water temperature is warm so that your skin is softened and ready to be exfoliated. The warm water opens your pores and allows them to release excess dirt and dead skin cells that have built up. Avoid using hot temperatures which can be too harsh on your skin when adding in a body scrub.

Do you use body scrub before or after soap?

Soap, shower gel or body wash should be used before applying the body scrub. This way your skin is clean and primed up for the body scrub to do its magic.

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Do you use body scrub before or after shaving?

This is a personal preference. If you struggle with ingrown hairs, you may want to use the body scrub before shaving to soften the skin and the hair in the area. I like to shave first and then apply the body scrub after. I feel like my skin gets a deeper exfoliation and the oils from the scrub don’t clog my razor. Instead, they stay on my skin leaving me extra moisturized.

Where do I apply a body scrub?

Anywhere on your skin that you’d like rejuvenate, exfoliate and nourish.

What is the best way to use body scrub?

Apply a generous amount of body scrub all over your body. Use circular motions to massage it onto the skin. If the scrub has oils in it, then allow them to sink into your skin for 3 full minutes. This allows you to reap more benefits of body scrub.

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Types of body scrub

Sugar vs Salt vs Coffee – Which is better?

Sugar Scrub BenefitsSugar scrubs tend to be better for sensitive skin and are a great option for the face. Sugar scrubs are less abrasive than salt scrubs and they don’t burn if you have a cut from shaving. These work great for exfoliating sensitive areas.

Salt Scrub Benefits Salt scrubs are better for rough skin that could benefit from deep exfoliation, like the feet. They also have detoxifying benefits. They can extract toxins from the body and ease inflammation.

Coffee Scrub Benefits – Coffee scrubs improve circulation and help skin becomes more uniform in appearance. They can also reduce the appearance of strecth marks while giving you a radiant glow.

My Favorite Sugar, Salt, & Coffee Scrubs

Sugar Scrub

Herbivore Botanicals – Coco Rose Body Polish/Sugar Scrub

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Coco Rose Body Polish is a highly moisturizing and gently exfoliating blend of Virgin Coconut Oil and delicately floral Moroccan Rose, leaving your skin soft and hydrated with a light scent of coconut and rose petals. It smells so good you’ll be tempted to take a bite! 🙂 

Everything Herbivore creates contains the finest all-natural ingredients, with an emphasis on ingredients that are plant-based, organic, and food-grade. Each ingredient is included for a therapeutic reason. No animal testing is conducted on any of their products or ingredients, while all of their oils are cold-pressed or steam distilled.

It’s paraben free, sulfate free, and cruelty free. It’s also made without artificial ingredients, fillers, alcohol, animal ingredients, fragrances, sulfates, artificial colors, or unnatural preservatives

Salt Scrub



Why body scrubs need to be a part of your skincare routine

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