What Are the Benefits of Body Scrubs?

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Using a body scrub is relatively straightforward. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide (including a few tips):

  1. Rinse your skin with warm water.
  2. Apply the scrub with your fingertips.
  3. Scrub your hands and feet in a circular motion and move inward.
  4. Rinse thoroughly using warm water.
  5. Shave, if desired.
  6. Pat skin dry, leaving it slightly damp.
  7. Apply moisturizer. Putting on moisturizer while your skin is still damp will trap in the moisture.

Pro-tip: Don’t overuse it. Too much of a good thing can be true when it comes to body scrubs. Learn why below. Use twice a week at most.

Here are two timing considerations to have in mind before using body scrub.

How often should you use a body scrub?

In general, you don’t want to use a body scrub on your skin every day or even every other day. Doing this could lead to dry or irritated skin.

How often you should use a body scrub (or exfoliate in general) depends on your skin type. But in general, you don’t want to use a body scrub more than twice a week, or you’ll dry and irritate your skin, according to Mariwalla.

For sensitive skin, you may want to just use a body scrub once a week.

What about body wash and showering?

It’s best to use a body scrub while you’re still in the shower but right after washing so that your skin is clean and ready for exfoliation.