Exfoliation is the key – one of the essential movements in the weekly beauty routine – for smooth and youthful skin. This is because it not only helps to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, revealing a fresher, brighter and smoother appearance, but also contributes to the deeper absorption of care products.
Scrub with sugar vs Scrub with salt
Scrub with sugar
Thanks to its very small, round and softer crystal-grains, sugar exfoliates more gently than salt, making it ideal even for sensitive skin. It gently removes dead cells, leaving the skin brighter and fresher, without causing irritation.
Also, just as important, look for a body scrub with raw cane sugar, which contains nutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Be careful here, in the way of use avoid strong movements or too much rubbing with the scrub in a specific area. Finally, although sugar scrubs are extremely effective at natural exfoliation and “locking in” moisture to the skin, they provide no other cleansing benefits.
Unlike the milder sugar, salt scrubs have a stronger, exfoliating power. Although not ideal for sensitive skin or areas such as the face (because salt can dehydrate them), salt scrubs can make a difference on areas of the body where the skin is rougher such as feet, elbows, knees, heels, etc.
Plus: The high-quality salts in the scrubs – such as sea salt, Epsom salt and Himalayan pink salt – are rich in minerals (such as magnesium, calcium and potassium) and act as natural detoxifiers and anti-inflammatories to help flush out toxins. And in this case, it is good to pay attention to how you use the scrub on your body (salt grains are larger than sugar) as excessive or intense use can lead to inflammation and skin irritation .
Tip: In any case, you should not forget that natural exfoliating products may have an immediately visible result, but they are quite harsh for sensitive/acne-prone/acne-prone skin.