Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time. –– Linden Tyler
You’ve probably heard about salt scrubs and sugar scrubs. You might even use them often. But what do you need to know about them?
Salt Scrubs: A salt scrub is made using a salt as the primary exfoliant. It’s often used at the spa and is rich in minerals. Because the granules of salt are rough and not so tiny, salt scrubs are not really used on the face. You can use them on other parts of the body but best avoid the face and sensitive areas.
Salt scrubs can easily remove the dead cells at the top most layer of the skin. They’re really nice for calloused or oily skin. I’d advise once a week for usage . Some benefits of salt scrubs include being deeply cleansing and detoxifying.
Some salts used for making salt scrubs include Himalayan salt, Table salt, Epsom salt, Mediterranean and Dead sea salt.
Sugar Scrubs: I think sugar scrubs are more popular than salt scrubs with more people using them at home. Sugar Scrubs are made with sugar as the key exfoliant. Their granules are much finer than salt granules, making it the perfect scrub for your face.
While sugar doesn’t have minerals like salt, it’s a natural source of glycolic acid (AHA). Sugar is also a natural humectant. This means that sugar attracts moisture from the environment into the skin. So, if you use a sugar scrub, it helps hydrate your skin and keep the moisture within.
Sugar Scrubs are suitable for every skin type. Even if you have dry or sensitive skin, you can still indulge because the particles are so finely ground. Benefits include gentle exfoliation, build up cleaning and soft skin.