Sugar scrubs are a popular & environmentally great way to exfoliate your skin all over. Sugar is a gentler exfoliator than other options and is not made of plastic. Yes, we have to say that out loud because many skin care products now contain plastic beads in the scrubs to provide your exfoliation. This is an obvious issue for dumping more harmful chemicals into our waterways in addition to the issues related to rubbing plastic or silicone all over your body.
What are sugar scrubs exactly? How does one properly use one? And what else do you need to know before making the plunge into the game-changing skin care trend of sugar scrubs?
What are sugar scrubs?
A scrub is a skin care product that can be used to exfoliate dead skin cell buildup & unclog your blocked pores. They might say they are for your face, body, or booty. Typically, they’re formulated with sugar granules, which are used to help physically exfoliate that dead skin cell buildup. Exfoliating with a sugar scrub can help create the appearance of smoother, glowing skin. Just keep in mind that generally, you wouldn’t exfoliate with a sugar scrub every day—consider it a sweet treat for your skin that you’d use a few times a week. That being said, sugar scrubs typically offer gentle yet effective exfoliation.
Benefits of Using a Sugar Scrub
We've done the research for you from our crack research department. Here are some of the exciting benefits to using a sugar scrub. Remember, if you are allergic or have a reaction to using any skin care product it is always important to stop using it immediately. Everyone's body is unique and what works for someone may not work for you.
Sugar scrub benefit #1: Remove buildup. Like we mentioned, a sugar scrub is a scrub that’s used for mechanical exfoliation. This type of exfoliation removes the top layer of skin cells, per the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), as well as impurities, dirt, and excess oils.
Sugar scrub benefit #2: Brighten skin. Not only does exfoliating with a sugar scrub remove buildup from your skin, but it also helps to create a more radiant complexion, as the AAD states the removal of dead cells leaves the skin looking brighter.
Sugar scrub benefit #3: Gentle exfoliation. It’s no secret that certain exfoliation options can be harsh on your skin. Sugar scrubs are a gentler exfoliation option, as the sugar granules melt onto your skin for exfoliation that’s kind to your complexion. Love that!
What's the best sugar scrub for your skin?
You're ready to take that all important plunge into sugar scrubs. Here are four of our best-selling options. Just to make you feel more at ease about trying something new - use code WICKED20 for 20% off at checkout. Now let's take a look at those options.
Chocolate Mint Scrub: Want to smell like your favorite ice cream or cookie flavor? What we love about this scrub is obviously the scent. It has that sweet smell of chocolate with the clean smell of mint infused in it. Extra bonus - it has Shea Butter in it! Shea Butter is a powerhouse from nature that will keep your skin soft & smooth all day long. Give it a try!
Blueberry Muffin Scrub: That's right - after waking up and heading to the shower you can enjoy the sweet savory smell of Blueberry Muffins all over your body. This is fun more than the smell but for what's inside - Vitamin E Oil! Vitamin E Oil is an antioxidant that is going to protect your skin from aging. The more you use on your body the better!
His Bed Scrub: You know that smell. The smell of waking up in his bed. That cologne. That scent he just smells like. Now you can smell like that every morning with His Bed Scrub. What is helping pack this punch are Jojoba Beads & Kaolin Clay. A dynamic duo of skin care in this scrub just for you. Jojoba beads are simply little tiny beads made with jojoba oil to help exfoliate your pours gently. The kaolin clay is an added bonus in helping remove those impurities and give you the glow you deserve.
Chai Tea Scrub: YUM!! I cannot get over the smell of Chai Tea. It just warms my soul and having it all over my body is even better. This little sugar scrub has a special dose of Organic Coconut Oil in it. Coconut Oil is a great option to keep your skin softer & smoother all day long. The oils in this product are going to help keep your skin sealed so it doesn't dry out while you're at work all day.
How to use a sugar scrub?
Using a sugar scrub is easy! Once you’ve chosen which of the four sugar scrubs above is best for your skin, smooth a small amount onto clean, dry skin using dry fingers. Then, wet your fingers and gently massage the sugar scrub over your face or other parts of your body. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use three times a week as part of your skin care routine if on your face, you can add it more often to rest of your body. Great to use in the shower - just remember that a little goes a long way!
The Bottom Line
Try something new and let yourself smell like a tasty treat at the same time. Sugar Scrubs could be a great option for you if you struggle with those stretch marks or even acne on your body. Exfoliating and caring for your skin with natural oils can be a game-changer for some. Enjoy!