Let us first of all look at how our skin works.
Desquamation is the natural process of shedding skin, and it happens in a constant, regenerative cycle. The efficiency of this process depends on a number of factors including age, skin type, the products you’re using, and your environment.
However, the process isn’t 100 percent perfect, and it can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This is where Purec Egyptian body scrubs come in.
Body scrubs remove dead skin cells, and so provide several benefits:
They allow your skin to absorb moisturizer better.
By doing dead skin cell buildup, any moisturizer applied afterward will soak into the skin more thoroughly.
They unclog pores and prevent ingrown hairs.
By regularly using a body scrub, you’ll unclog your pores, which can prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
They leave your skin smoother and more even.
When dry skin isn’t removed, it makes the skin rough to the touch and has a dull, cracked texture and appearance. By removing the dead, dry cells, you should have smoother and more even skin.
How to use
Using a body scrub is relatively straightforward. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide (including a few tips):
- Rinse your skin with warm water.
- Apply the scrub with your fingertips.
- Scrub your hands and feet in a circular motion and move inward.
- Rinse thoroughly using warm water.
- Shave, if desired.
- Pat skin dry, leaving it slightly damp.
- Apply any of the Purec Egyptian Lotion. Applying the lotion while your skin is still damp will trap in the moisture.
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.
How often should body scrub be used?
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.