Aside from making your skin feel super-smooth, body scrubs have quite a few other benefits.
The benefits of body scrubs
They allow your skin to absorb moisturizer better. By doing dead skin cell buildup, any moisturizer applied afterward will soak into the skin more thoroughly.
They unclog pores and prevent ingrown hairs. By regularly using a body scrub, you’ll unclog your pores, which can prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
They leave your skin smoother and more even. When dry skin isn’t removed, it makes the skin rough to the touch and has a dull, cracked texture and appearance. By removing the dead, dry cells, you should have smoother and more even skin.
How to use Using a body scrub is relatively straightforward. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide (including a few tips):
Rinse your skin with warm water.
Apply the scrub with your fingertips.
Scrub your hands and feet in a circular motion and move inward.
Rinse thoroughly using warm water.
Shave, if desired.
Pat skin dry, leaving it slightly damp.
Apply moisturizer. Putting on moisturizer while your skin is still damp will trap in the moisture.
Pro-tip: Don't over do it! Doing too many body scrubs per week can do more damage than good. Body scrubs should be done two to three times weekly.