How to Use Sugar Scrubs
If you have heard of sugar scrubs but don't know how to use them, this article is for you. Let's dig right in.
Scrubs are scrumptious creations you apply to your skin only. As tempted as you might be to eat them, don't. Most sugar scrubs come with warnings like, "For external use only," and for good reason. Sure, the base may be sugar and oil, but there are some other ingredients in a sugar scrub that are not for human consumption.
We use sugar scrubs to exfoliate, but also to improve circulation and relieve stress. Sugar scrubs also improve skin tone and allow you to experience the benefits of different essential oils in the formulation. If you want to keep your skin fresh and supple, a scrub will encourage cell turnover: out with the old skin cells and in with the new.
Here's what you do. Take a shower or a bath. Have the sugar scrub container handy, but closed, to avoid getting water into it. Apply a small amount of scrub to clean skin and massage it into it. Rinse well when done. By using it on clean skin, you allow the scrub to work harder for you. You have already removed dirt and oils from your skin by bathing. The scrub can now exfoliate and moisturize.
Do not use sugar scrubs on your face, but you can use them on your lips. Even those scrubs marketed for your face can damage the sensitive skin you have on your face, especially around your eyes.
People with sensitive skin should only use sugar scrubs once a week. If you have normal skin, twice a week is fine. If you have oily skin, feel free to use sugar scrubs three times a week.
Men like a good sugar scrub just as much as women. Many of our Smoky Mountain Soaps clients are men who buy sugar scrubs, not just soap. Minty fresh or relaxing lavender, energizing orange or calming tea tree, all these work for both sexes. You just cannot go wrong getting a sugar scrub for yourself or a loved one.
In conclusion, you like dessert and your skin will like a sugar scrub. As long as you use it in moderation, a sugar scrub will be your best friend.