How to Use Body Scrubs: A Full Guide

From suntan lotion to dead skin cells, exfoliation is the key to having smooth skin. You might know how to exfoliate your face already, but every part of your body can benefit from the same kind of careful, consistent attention. In this post, we’ll look at how body scrubs work, how often you should use them, and what they can do to help your skin glow all over. But first, let’s skip to the goods, here’s 3 tips for adding an exfoliating body scrub to your routine:

3 Tips for Adding a Body Scrub to Your Routine

If you’re going to use a hemp-infused body scrub for brighter skin, the goal is to be as systematic as possible. It’s easy to miss certain areas (think: behind the knees or the tops of your feet), so it helps to split up your attention into different sections. To ensure you’re getting every inch, concentrate on working the scrub over one spot at a time, and follow these tips:

1 – Cleanse Your Skin

It might sound strange to clean your skin before you scrub it down, but this step can help you remove any excess dirt from the day, so the scrub has a better chance of going below the surface. Use regular shower gel or body wash as a part of your normal routine. Lather up and make sure all body wash is thoroughly rinsed off before you exfoliate.

2 – Work in Small, Circular Movements

Body scrubs can take some time to apply, particularly when you first begin working them into your regular skincare ritual. Ideally, you’ll exfoliate carefully in a circular motion. We recommend using our CBD salt scrub anywhere that could use some attention. Arms, legs, neck, and feet are all great places to start. Let the scrub sit on the skin for a couple of minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

3 – Shave and Moisturize

The smoother your skin, the smoother the shave. This is why it’s important to shave after you exfoliate and not before. Similarly, you should exfoliate before you wax to ensure the process will remove the roots as cleanly as possible.

If you incorporate the exfoliation step on a regular basis, you’ll experience fewer in-grown hairs. After you’re done, it’s time to add some hydration. Slather some moisturizer on and soothe the skin to maintain its sheen. (Oh, and if you’re going to tan, it’s best to do that after exfoliation, too)

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What is a body scrub?

A body scrub is a formulated product that contains small granules that remove impurities from the skin. These granules are often made from natural ingredients like salt or sugar. It’s the gentle abrasion of the particles that makes this product different from a standard body wash. While a body wash is certainly meant to cleanse the skin, it typically can’t remove the build-up that a body scrub can.

So What Does a Body Scrub Do?

Body scrubs are designed to rid your skin of all the stuff it doesn’t need. From pollution to makeup, there’s a lot of matter that your skin picks up without you even realizing it. Your pores collect debris over the course of a day (or week or month) and that excess baggage can’t always be removed with standard soap and water alone. If you’re wondering when to use a body scrub, we recommend using it whenever you crave more touchable skin. Over-exfoliating is definitely a thing though so don’t do it every single day. We recommend 1-2 times a month.

Why use a CBD salt scrub?

There are a number of products on the market, and they can all be effective tools in your beauty arsenal. Many people will even make their own body scrubs with nothing more than some kosher salt and coconut oil. However, CBD has been gaining a lot of traction for skin benefits. While more research is definitely needed, people have reported that it could have the potential to help combat anything from chronic redness to occasional itchiness.

EMT’s Rose Glow Salt Scrub is set in an oil base and complemented with rose petals, it’s a small luxury that can make a big difference in your skincare regimen.

How often should you use a body scrub?

The reality is that you don’t need to use a body scrub very often to get the benefits. After all, you don’t need to constantly strip your skin when it’s just going to start collecting more immediately. Plus, you don’t want to interfere too much with the natural oils your body produces. We recommend exfoliating twice a week at most, though everyone will have their own ideas about how to use a body scrub properly. At the end of the day, do what feels right for you and your body!

Written by Ashley Reynolds