If you're using a body scrub with sugar or micro beads, I hate to break it to you but it's not the same as using a physical exfoliator. It's true you may feel like it's doing something for your skin, but the truth is you're only scratching the surface of your skin, not actually removing the dead skin.
It's a common misconception that body scrubs remove dead skin, but the most effective ways to do this are to use a physical exfoliator or a chemical exfoliator. In this blog post, we'll focus on the benefits of physical exfoliation for the long-term health of your skin.
Physical exfoliation involves using a tool or mitt with a firmer material such as 100% canvas to slough away dead skin cells. This could be something like a canvas mitt with a mineral polishing stone. The beauty of a physical exfoliator is that you can actually see your dry skin and excess oil roll up and come right off your skin! It's magic.
But body scrub's while still considered a type of exfoliation as less effective in removing dead skin. They are typically made with a mixture of fine granules, such as salt or sugar, and a moisturizing agent, like oil or lotion. They are used on damp skin and massaged into the skin, as you can see the dry skin and/or oil are not being removed.
Physical exfoliation is the most effective at removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin feeling smoother and softer. However, it's important to be gentle when using these methods, as over-exfoliating can damage your skin and cause irritation. We recommend exfoliating 1-2 times a week depending on your skin type and texture. In this case of exfoliation, consistency is everything, the more you integrate exfoliation into your shower routine the better your skin will feel!
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