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If you have never tried a body scrub, boy, are you missing out. A body scrub, whether it is sugar or salt or something else is an effective way to slough off dead skin cells, revealing newer, fresher, brighter skin underneath. Scrubs also help to invigorate skin and improve circulation. If you are ready to try a body scrub for yourself, you need to figure out which one is right for you.
Sea Salt Scrubs
Besides the obvious (skin exfoliation), sea salt scrubs can also help to invigorate the skin and improve circulation which will give your body a natural glow. Additionally, salt has antiseptic qualities which can help reduce inflammation and kill off bacteria. The same qualities that help reduce inflammation can help relieve muscle aches and pains and flush toxins from the body.
Sea Salt Scrub Ouch Factor
One word can sum up the cons of using a sea salt scrub...salt! That old saying about "rubbing salt in the wound" definitely applies here. Salt is will sting any little nick or cut on your body. For this reason, avoid using a sea salt scrub within 24 hours of shaving or you run the risk of a high "ouch factor."
A sugar scrub is a sweet way to exfoliate skin and help with cell turnover, resulting in a brighter, fresher look for the skin. Using a sugar scrub regularly will help to clean your skin's surface, unclog pores and soften skin. You are also able to use a sugar scrub at any time, because unlike a salt scrub, sugar won't sting cuts or nicks in the skin. Plus sugar scrubs allow you to have a sweet treat without the worry of it going straight to the hips.
Oily Overall Concern
Although this sweet treat has plenty of pros, there are some things to keep in mind before trying out a sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs (and some salt scrubs too) are often mixed with essential oils, so the combination of the sugar and oils can leave a greasy feeling film on the body long after you've rinsed the scrub clean. This can sometimes irritate sensitive skin and some may not like the feeling, not to mention that they can leave a slippery film on shower floors.