How to Use a Sugar Scrub in the Shower
Do you enjoy the feeling of a sugar scrub on your skin? If so, did you know that you can use it in the shower to help exfoliate your skin? In this blog post, we will share with you tips on how to use a sugar scrub in the shower. Keep reading for more information!
What are Sugar Scrubs Good for?
Sugar is really helpful to remove dead skin and therefore widely used in various body care products. A single application of sugar scrub will make your skin more uniform in appearance, soft and supple to touch, with a radiant glow.
Not only do they make our skin feel softer and smoother, but they also help improve circulation and cell renewal. Sugar scrubs are very gentle on skin and comparatively less dehydrating than the usual salt scrubs. So if you're looking for a way to indulge in some self-care this weekend, why not try making your own sugar scrub?
Applying Sugar Scrub to Body
Do you ever feel the need to take a break from all of your responsibilities and just take some time for yourself? If so, you're definitely not alone. In today's world, it seems like everyone is always on the go, and it can be tough to find time for ourselves. One great way to relax and rejuvenate is to give ourselves a little at-home spa treatment. And one of our favorite treatments? Sugar scrubs! Not only do they smell amazing, but sugar scrubs also provide many health benefits. Keep reading to learn more about sugar scrubbing and how you can get started with this relaxing ritual today while you shower.
How to Use a Sugar Scrub in the Shower
If you're looking for a way to make your shower routine a little more luxurious, you may want to try using a sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs are easy and inexpensive bath product to make at home, and they can leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Step 1: Get you skin wet. Warm water will soften the skin and prepare it to be exfoliated. It is a good idea to soak in the tub or take a shower for at least 5-10 minutes before you start scrubbing.
Too hot water can dry your skin. A lukewarm temperature of 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) is the ideal temperature for your skin. If your skin turns red it is too hot.
Step 2: To avoid irritation and stinging, shave your legs before applying the sugar scrub.
To remove makeup, sweat, dirt and other impurities, wash your skin first. Scrubbing it on the skin could cause it to get deeper. Rinse with warm running water.
Step 3: Rub the scrub onto your skin. Use gentle pressure to rub the scrub into the skin. This will help reduce wrinkles and keep your skin looking young.
Start at the top and work your way down. Pay more attention upon the rougher body parts such as knees, ankles, elbows, and lower part of the feet. Dead skins cells are more likely to be gathered in these parts of the body. Avoid vigorous scrubbers as this could cause skin damage.
After your scrub, you don't need to use soap or shower gel. Allow the scrub to sit for a few minutes on your skin before you rinse thoroughly.
Step 4: Pat your body dry with a towel. Use lotion or oil to moisturize the newly exfoliated skin. Apply the moisturizer immediately after you have dried off, so your pores remain open and can absorb it faster.
Keep a jar extra virgin coconut oil around. Its high content of saturated fats can double as an effective and cheap moisturizer. It should not be used if you have a tendency to break out.
Sugar Scrub Safety Tips and Precautions
- After exfoliating with a sugar scrub, apply sunscreen to your skin before going out in the sun. Your skin is more sensitive after exfoliating and may burn easier. Make sure you use a sunscreen that has broad-spectrum protection and SPF 30 or greater protection.
- Do a body scrub once or twice per week. Exfoliating too often can cause skin irritation so limit your use to 1-2 times per week at the most.
- Sugar scrubs should not be used on sunburned skin, injured skin, or sensitive skin. Avoid it after any type or cosmetic surgery, or after a chemical peel. In both cases your body is trying heal from what is basically a trauma. Any harsh scrubbing could hinder proper healing.
- Use caution in the shower during and after using a body scrub as the oils and sugar can make the shower or tub surface slippery.
Video: How to Use a Body Scrub While Showering
Have you ever wondered exactly how you're supposed to use a body scrub?! Sugar scrubs can be used in the shower but before using one the individual has to make sure that the particular sugar scrub which has been selected is best suited for his/ her skin. Sugar scrub arouses a sense of ritual within the individual’s beauty routine. However, the usage of a sugar scrub is mainly used incorrectly. Watch me take you through some simple instructions to effectively scrub!
Conclusion: Using Sugar Scrubs in the Shower
First, take a 5 to 10-minute shower to soften your skin. This will make it easier to exfoliate. Use gentle, circular movements to massage the scrub onto your skin after you have finished showering. Allow the scrub to sit on your skin for at least a few minutes to give it a smoother texture.
Rinse the scrub with warm water. After the scrub has been removed, rinse the skin off with warm water. You may feel a little sensitive to the scrub so use a towel to pat dry it off. To keep your freshly exfoliated skin moisturized, use a light lotion or oil once you are dry.
About the Author: Jenni Mac
Hi, I’m Jenni! I am a health and beauty blogger that loves making homemade sugar scrubs. Here you will learn all about DIY sugar scrubs! I have been blogging for over three years now, my first blog is RawBeautyBlog.com - it is all about natural products, DIY skin care, inner beauty, and anything else to do with natural living, check it out.
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