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Why & How To Use A Body Scrub: Benefits & A Step-By-Step Guide

Just like your face, your body needs exfoliation to stay soft, smooth and healthy. If your current body care is limited to a loofah and a bar of soap, it’s time to level up. Here’s everything you need to know about adding an exfoliating body scrub (Sugie Cubes) to your skin care routine.

Repair your skin by exfoliating on a regular basis with Sugie Cubes All Natural Lavender or Lemon Body Scrubs! Don't forget your lips, exfoliate your lips with Sugie Lips Peppermint Twist all natural lip scrub!

What Is A Body Scrub?

Body scrubs are physical exfoliants that mechanically slough away dead skin cells. The feel of a “scrub” typically comes from a combination of sugar and/or salt that is suspended in an oil base.

Body Scrub Benefits

The skin is in a constant state of turnover: Dead skin rises to the surface, sheds naturally and reveals the baby soft skin underneath. This process slows over time, contributing to a buildup of dead cells on the skin’s surface. Add pollution and other forms of environmental stress to the mix, and you have a recipe for dull, rough and itchy skin.

As with all exfoliants, the goal of a body scrub is to remove dead skin cells and encourage the healthy production of new ones. This type of mechanical exfoliation not only smooths and polishes the skin but also draws out impurities. Dr. Tasneem Bhatia MD - integrative health expert, founder of CentrespringMD, and author of The Super Woman RX - recommends exfoliation as an excellent way to support detoxification. Dr. Bhatia states that "your skin helps detoxification pathways with enzymes and chemical reactions that release toxins and decrease oxidative stress in the body."

The benefits of body scrubs include:

  • Promoting efficient circulation and skin cell turnover

  • Removing dead cells from the skin’s surface

  • Smoothing and softening rough, dry skin

  • Drawing out impurities and clearing congestion

  • Freeing ingrown hairs and smoothing razor bumps

Sugar Scrub (Sugie Cubes Lavender or Lemon)

Sugar granules are rounder and less abrasive than salt, making them a gentler exfoliant. A natural source of glycolic acid (an AHA), sugar breaks down layers of dead skin and smooths the skin’s surface. It also speeds up rehydration, keeping skin conditioned and moisturized. For this reason, sugar scrubs are a fantastic pick so get your Sugie Cubes today!

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