What are the Benefits of a Body Scrub?

Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

4 min read

Expert Advice

A self-care ritual for your skin.

Fresh Body Wash, Lotion and Brown Sugar Body Scrub against a peach colored background

We all desire skin that radiates vitality. Body exfoliators are a concoction of course materials—such as sugar, salt, or coffee grounds—blended with oils and aromatic essences designed exclusively for the body. Their main objective is to buff away dead skin cells, reviving the skin’s natural glow. Discover the benefits of this simple skincare ritual.

Benefits of using a body scrub

Renews the skin

Our skin is in a constant state of turnover; dead cells rise to the surface and are replaced by new ones. Over time, these cells can accumulate, leading to dull and uneven skin. Body scrubs gently remove these dead skin cells, unveiling the new, soft skin beneath.

Enhances hydration

Post-exfoliation, your skin is in the ideal state to absorb moisturizers. Using a body scrub before applying lotions or oils ensures that these hydrating agents penetrate deeper, nourishing your skin more effectively.

Prepares the skin

Exfoliation is crucial if you're aiming for an even tan or preparing to shave or wax. Removing dead skin cells ensures a smoother canvas, contributing to a more uniform application of tanning products and a closer shave. Scrubbing skin before hair removal also opens up the pores and lifts hairs away from the skin, reducing the risk of them becoming ingrown.

Stimulates the senses

Applying a body scrub—especially a pleasantly scented one—in a circular motion promotes circulation, stimulates your senses, and encourages relaxation for a self-care experience.

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The Brown Sugar Body Polish Exfoliator delivers a spa-like treatment from the comfort of your home. This exfoliator is formulated with brown sugar crystals, known for their gentle exfoliating properties. This scrub gently removes dead skin cells, revealing smoother, more radiant skin. Infused with a blend of precious natural oils, it also moisturizes and nourishes. The result is silky soft, supple skin with a glowing, healthy appearance. Enhanced with an irresistible sweet citrus scent, Brown Sugar Body Polish transforms the task of exfoliation into a ritual of self-pampering.

How to use a body scrub

Using a body scrub effectively maximizes the benefits for your skin. Here’s how to do it properly:

  1. Start with clean skin: Prepare by showering or bathing in warm water; this helps open your pores, making your skin more receptive to the benefits of exfoliation.
  2. Apply liberally: Scoop a generous amount of scrub into your hands. Using gentle circular motions, apply it to your skin starting from your feet and moving upwards towards your heart. This method promotes circulation.
  3. Be gentle: While scrubbing, remember to be gentle with your skin. Harsh scrubbing can do more harm than good, leading to irritation and damage. Areas with thin skin, such as the chest, should be handled with extra care.
  4. Rinse thoroughly: Once you’ve covered all desired areas, rinse off the scrub with lukewarm water. Ensure all the scrub is completely washed away to prevent any residue from irritating your skin after you dry off.
  5. Pat dry: After rinsing, gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel instead of rubbing; this helps minimize irritation, keeping your freshly exfoliated skin smooth.
  6. Moisturize: Immediately after drying off, apply a generous layer of moisturizer to hydrate and protect your skin. Well-exfoliated skin absorbs moisture more readily, making your body lotion more effective.

Remember, while the benefits are enticing, overuse of a body scrub can irritate the skin. We recommend using a scrub two to three times a week. Always listen to how your skin feels and adjust your usage accordingly.

Indulge in a moment of self-care with fresh

By incorporating this ritual into your skincare regimen, you’re not just pampering your skin but setting the stage for your other products to work more efficiently while addressing skin issues like dryness and lack of luster. In the pursuit of radiant skin, a body scrub exemplifies a simple yet indulgent treatment that offers transformative results.

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Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

Written by Sophia D’Urso for Fresh. Sophia is an NYC-based consumer experience specialist and content writer. Sophia has worked as a consumer marketer and writer for years at various brands within the beauty, media, and events industries.