Do You Use Body Scrub Before or After Shower?

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

A body scrub is an important part of a hygiene routine. Body scrub helps people get rid of dead skin which is good for the overall complexion. When should you use a body scrub? Do you use body scrub before or after shower? A body scrub should be used while in the shower. A body scrub should be used after body wash but before moisturizer.

Do You Use Body Scrub Before or After Shower?

When it comes to body scrub, do you use it before or after shower, or neither? If you're not sure, read on for the correct method for using body scrub. A body scrub helps slough off dead skin cells, which can make your skin feel smoother. When used improperly, the benefits will not be achieved.

Using Body Scrub Before You Shower

Using body scrub before getting into the shower is not ideal. A body scrub is normally not used on dry skin because it can damage dry skin by cutting it. Wet skin is ideal when using a body scrub because it will lubricate the ingredients in the scrub and add moisture to your skin and exfoliate as you wash.

Using Body Scrub After Your Shower

The reason that body scrub shouldn’t be used after you shower even if your skin is still wet is that body scrub is intended to be rinsed off after use. When you rinse off the product after scrubbing with it, you will also be rinsing off the dead skin that you just scrubbed off.

Reasons to ONLY Used Body Scrub in the Shower

There are many reasons why you should only use body scrub while you are in the shower and those reasons go as follows.

  • Not rinsing off the product completely will cause your skin to dry out
  • Scrubbing on dry skin can cause cuts and abrasions on your skin
  • The product is intended to be used while wet
  • If the product is used dry all the ingredients won’t be able to penetrate your skin

A body scrub is a good skincare product, but if it is used improperly, it can cause more harm than good. Using too often can cause your skin to become dry and crack open. Using on dry skin can be painful and cause skin tears.

How Are You Supposed to Use a Body Scrub?

The purpose of a body scrub is to get rid of dead skin and exfoliate dirt or debris from your pores. So, if using a body scrub the wrong way can damage your skin, what is the right way to use a body scrub? Below is a guide to using a body scrub in the shower.

How to Use a Body Scrub the Right Way

Body scrubs are easy to use and will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated.

  1. Turn on the shower as warm as you can get it. The warm water will soften your skin and get it prepared to be exfoliated.
  2. Use your body wash first. Washing your body before exfoliating it with a body scrub will prepare your skin. It is important to prep your skin for this process to better maximize your results.
  3. Rinse off the body wash. You are not supposed to use both the body wash and the body scrub at the same time. Mixing them will dilute your body scrub and make it less effective.
  4. Being scrubbing the body scrub onto your skin in circles. This is the best way to rid yourself of dead skin evenly.
  5. Rinse off the body scrub once you are thoroughly exfoliated.
  6. Switch the water to cold before turning it off and stepping out of the shower. The cold water will close your pores.
  7. Towel dry your body thoroughly
  8. Apply your moisturizer liberally once you are completely dry. Moisturizing your skin after you exfoliate is very important. If you do not moisturize after you exfoliate, you will experience dry uncomfortable skin.

Exfoliating with a body scrub is good for your skin, but only in moderation. You are not supposed to scrub your skin too frequently or it will cause damage.

The Final Verdict on How to Use Body Scrubs

Everyone should exfoliate their skin with a body scrub on occasion. Exfoliating the wrong way can be unpleasant and unproductive. The long-term goal of exfoliating your skin is to leave it as soft and clean as possible. This purpose is defeated when done improperly. Your skin is delicate and should not be overworked.

A body scrub isn’t intended to be used like body wash, though they can be easily confused. Body wash is intended for everyday use, so it doesn’t have the same harsh effect on skin that a body scrub has. It is vital to have an already consistent skincare routine in place before adding a body scrub to the mix, even though it is very good for your skin to exfoliate.

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