Updated: May 25, 2021
Dry, flaky, or oily skin is a major bummer. And while you can find a rejuvenating treatment at the spa, you can also score smooth skin in the shower with a Sugie Cubes All Natural Body Scrub. Applying properly (and frequently) can help exfoliate your body and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin silky soft & smooth.
Look for a scrub with fine particles. A coarse sugar scrub can irritate and even tear sensitive skin. Smaller sugar granules are gentler and less abrasive like the ones found in Sugie Cubes All Natural Body Scrub.
Turbinado sugar (also known as raw sugar) tends to have larger particles so if you see it as an ingredient, be aware that it’s a rougher scrub.
Pick a hydrating scrub if you have very dry skin. While sugar is naturally a humectant (meaning it locks in moisture), some scrubs are more moisturizing than others. Choose one with skin-replenishing ingredients like essential oils if your skin is prone to dehydration.
Massage the scrub into your skin. With gentle pressure, rub the sugar scrub onto your wet skin in a circular motion using the pads of your fingers.
***This not only sloughs off dead skin, it also boosts circulation and stimulates the production of collagen in your body, a protein that helps fight wrinkles and keeps skin looking young.
Start at the top of your body and work down.
Rinse with warm water. There’s no need to use shower gel or soap following your scrub. For extra hydration and smoother skin, let the scrub sit on your body for a couple of minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Be sure and rinse shower or tub thoroughly after each use.
Dry off. Gently use a towel to pat your body completely dry.
NOTE: Don’t use a sugar scrub on skin that’s sunburned or highly sensitive. You should also avoid it after any type of medical or cosmetic surgery or after a chemical peel - in both instances, your body is trying to recover from what is essentially a trauma and any harsh scrubbing could prevent proper healing.