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Do You Use Body Scrub Before or After Body Wash?

Jun. 10, 2022

Either way, you will encounter the same problems when using a new body scrub. Everyone has their own shower routine and preferences, but there are recommended parameters when it comes to dipping into a body scrub. When used in the right way, your sweet-smelling exfoliator can have many benefits for your skin. Do you want to know which way is the right way? We have searched various sources to provide you with a complete breakdown of body scrub time and how to use this body scrub most effectively.


In order to get the most out of your body scrub, you should use it after your body wash. Ultimately, your scrubbing routine will come down to preference. We have seen reports of people doing both; using the body scrub before using it and using the body scrub after using the body wash. You can enjoy the most benefits from a body scrub if you use it after cleansing the surface of your skin.


Read on as we discuss the benefits of using a body scrub before scrubbing. We will reveal how many times a week you should use this scrub routine, which body parts you should exfoliate, and more.


Why use a body wash before a body scrub?

Using a body scrub before using a body wash is not the best practice. Using a body wash will remove any dirt, debris, or oil that may be left on your skin. This will create a clean surface to start your exfoliation. Let's take a look at the benefits you can enjoy by using a wash before scrubbing.

Body Scrub

 Body Scrub

Benefits of cleansing before exfoliating

Cleansing your skin before exfoliating can affect the depth of your exfoliation. Removing the first layer of dirt allows for a deeper removal of dead skin cells and other impurities. Body scrubs often contain moisturizing ingredients. Using a body scrub to complete your routine will allow your skin to benefit from this extra moisture - you can also enjoy the lingering sweetness of the scrub.


How do you use a body scrub effectively?

The first step in using a body scrub effectively is choosing which body scrub is best for your skin type and the results you want to achieve. There are many body scrubs to choose from, including


Sugar scrubs

Salt scrubs

Coffee scrubs

Moisturizing body scrubs

Herbal body scrubs


When choosing a body scrub, you need to consider your skin type and the severity of any dry spots you may have.


After picking out a scrub, you will want to get your entire body in the tub or shower. Take a moment to cleanse your skin with a body wash first and let the warm water soften your skin. You want your water to be warm, not too hot. Water that is too hot may cause your skin to dry out.

 Sea Salt Body Scrub

 Sea Salt Body Scrub


View this sea salt body scrub here.

After cleansing your skin, apply the body scrub with your hands. You will use small circular movements to gently move your hands over your body. Avoid putting too much pressure on this movement. We want to exfoliate without causing damage.

Starting the scrubbing motion close to your feet and working your way up to your chest is a great way to improve circulation.


After massaging the scrub on your body using this circular motion, you will rinse off and dry your skin. To dry your skin, gently pat your body with a towel instead of drying it. This method will help retain the moisture in the body scrub.


Apply a moisturizing lotion after drying to promote healthy, hydrated skin.


Should I always use a moisturizer after exfoliating?

Yes, you should always use a moisturizer after using a body scrub. Exfoliation removes the layer containing dead skin cells and other debris. After removal, your skin is better at absorbing whatever you place on the surface. Use a deeply moisturizing body lotion after scrubbing to maximize the moisture in your skin. You will enjoy the silky touch and soft glow your skin leaves behind.

 Benefits Of Using Body Lotions

Body Lotion


Should you exfoliate your entire body?

When using a body scrub, you need to cover all areas from your neck to your toes. Yes, you should exfoliate your entire body. Pay special attention to any areas you want to smooth or spots of dry skin.


The only areas you will avoid are your face, lips, and head. Facial exfoliation should be done with products specifically for the face to avoid over-moisturizing or drying. Please avoid exfoliating with any product. The skin of the lips consists of a sensitive membrane and should be avoided.


When it comes to the lips, you should focus on using only sunscreen or moisturizer to protect this area.


How many times a week should you use a body scrub?

You want to find the right balance with a body scrub. Your skin is considered a delicate organ and should never be over-exfoliated. Using a body scrub 1-2 times a week is usually safe. Each person's skin is unique and each scrub contains different ingredients. To avoid systemic reactions, try any new scrub on a small patch of skin. This is called a "patch test". This test should be applied to any new skin care products you may have.


It's time to exfoliate!

Everyone enjoys a home spa day here and there. Why not enjoy it twice a week? Stock your bathroom with a body scrub, floral body wash, and herbal moisturizer for your spa. It's time to relax in your bathrobe. We hope you find this article helpful as you plan your body scrub routine. Remember to pay special attention to areas of skin with dry patches and moisturize thoroughly after each scrub.

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