Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between salt scrubs and sugar scrubs? Both salt scrub and sugar scrub work similarly to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells but sea salt is packed with numerous skin-healing minerals. Unlike sugar scrubs, sea salt scrubs contain magnesium which helps to reduce inflammation and flush away toxins. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium help to absorb toxins in the body and promote the healing process. The sulfur in sea salt is also a natural antiseptic.
What are the benefits of body scrub?
Exfoliating skin with a body scrub sloughs away the built-up dead skin cells on the surface that cause a rough texture and dull the complexion. With consistent exfoliation those dead skin cells are removed making way for bright, healthy, glowing skin. In addition the sea salt in a salt scrub stimulates the skin and detoxifies the body.
- Removes dead skin cells. A body scrub sloughs the surface of your skin to remove dead skin and reveal new, healthy, glowing skin. Exfoliating the rough, dry skin brings out the soft skin below.
- Promotes skin hydration. Freshly exfoliated skin is more readily able to absorb moisturizers.
- Detoxifies your body. Our natural body scrubs are made with detoxifying, mineral-rich sea salt. The skin is our largest organ, giving it a good scrub stimulates blood circulation, helps drain lymph nodes by increasing blood flow to the skins surface, and detoxifies your body internally. Unlike sugar scrubs, salt contains magnesium which helps to reduce inflammation and flush away toxins.
How to exfoliate skin
Your all-natural body scrub can be used in the bath or shower. Exfoliating regularly is the key to glowing, healthy skin. To create a consistent skin care regimen, the following tips are recommended:
- Cleanse your skin in warm water with a natural soap to soften and prepare the skin for exfoliation.
- Be gentle to your skin. Apply a scoop of body scrub gently using small, circular motions. Allow the natural salt crystals to exfoliate the skin, rather than using pressure to scrub. Do this for about 30 seconds, and then rinse off. Never exfoliate if you have open cuts or wounds or if your skin is sunburned or freshly shaved.
- Follow with natural moisturizer while skin is still moist. Exfoliating can be drying to the skin. Apply a natural moisturizer, such as our unscented or scented shea butter, while skin is still moist. to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and glowing.
- Repeat. Keeping a consistent skin care regiment is important but take care to not over-exfoliate, as this could lead to skin that is red and irritated. How often you exfoliate depends on your skin type. Most dermatologists recommend exfoliating 3-4 times a week.