Exfoliating my body with a scrub is one of my favorite ways to get ready for the day.
It helps remove dead skin cells, which makes your skin feel smoother and softer.
It also helps clear away dirt and oil from underneath your skin’s surface.
But how often should you exfoliate your body with a scrub?
How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Body With a Scrub?
How often you should exfoliate your body depends on a few factors: your skin type, lifestyle, and skin condition.
If you have dry or sensitive skin and are prone to dry patches and irritation, it’s best to limit exfoliation to once every two weeks. A weekly schedule could be too much for some people with sensitive skin.
Those with oily or combination (oily t-zone) types may benefit from daily exfoliation of their bodies. If that’s not your case, try limiting yourself to no more than twice per week so as not to strip away too much moisture.
Those who have an active lifestyle—such as those who work out regularly or play sports—will likely need more frequent exfoliation than those who don’t engage in these activities regularly since sweat can cause clogged pores which lead to breakouts if left untreated!
How to Exfoliate My Body With a Scrub
The following are some helpful guidelines for using a body scrub:
Use the product on dry skin
Don’t shower first, and don’t soak in a bath before you apply it.
You want to make sure that your pores are open, so use a scrub after you’ve dried off from your last shower or bath of the day.
If possible, avoid drying yourself with towels before applying the exfoliant; this will help keep your pores open and allow them to receive maximum benefits from its use.
Exfoliate in circular motions
This allows you to get rid of any dead skin cells on your body more thoroughly than if you were just rubbing in straight lines or diagonally across your body’s surface area would allow (which would only remove small amounts at a time).
It also helps prevent irritation!
If done correctly, using circular motions will feel like an enjoyable massage for both parties involved—you’ll enjoy knowing that something good is happening under those layers of dead skin cells (and maybe even catch glimpses of soft new ones underneath!), while everyone else gets an enjoyable experience out of watching someone who clearly cares about themselves enough not only go out into public wearing yoga pants but also take care for their own well-being by treating their bodies with loving care every single day without fail—kinda makes us wanna go home tonight and give ourselves some exfoliating massages instead!
What Comes First Scrub or Exfoliate?
The answer to this question depends on your skin type.
If you have sensitive skin and want to avoid irritation, then it’s best to exfoliate before using any other product that has abrasive ingredients in it.
This includes scrubs and body washes.
For example, if you use a body scrub after the shower, it can cause abrasions from the scrubbing motion which will irritate your skin further and make it more susceptible to bacteria growth on top of already being dry from the scented water used in the shower itself.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin that needs deep cleansing but not exfoliation like above (since they already get too much as is), then go ahead and use your scrub right before applying lotion or moisturizer.
It’ll help remove dead cells while allowing products like moisturizers to penetrate deeper into pores without clogging them up.
Can You Exfoliate and Scrub at the Same Time?
You can’t use both of these at the same time.
Exfoliating and scrubbing are two different processes, so you should use them at different times to get the best results.
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells using mechanical force (like a sponge or loofah) while scrubbing uses chemicals to help remove dead skin cells and dirt from your body.
Both can be used as part of your daily routine, but they’re not interchangeable.
What Will Happen if You Scrub Every Day?
If you scrub your body every day, you will be removing a layer of skin.
This may sound scary, but it’s actually the good kind of removal—the removal of dead skin cells and excess oil from your body.
You’ll also be exfoliating away dirt, bacteria, and toxins that have built up on the surface of your skin.
Scrubbing on a daily basis can help improve the way that makeup looks when applied to the face by removing any excess oils from underneath makeup before applying it.
The same goes for cleaning off dirty hands or feet before applying nail polish as well!
Can You Use a Scrub Instead of an Exfoliator?
If you’re looking for an alternative to a chemical exfoliant, there are several options.
A scrub is a great option if you have sensitive skin and need something more gentle than an exfoliator.
It can also be used if you have dry skin, as many scrubs contain ingredients that moisturize the skin while removing dead cells.
Scrubs can also be used on oily or acne-prone skin because they won’t irritate the face as chemical peels do.
However, keep in mind that just because a product says “scrub” on the label doesn’t mean it’s actually designed for your body (or face).
Some people think any scrub will work for both areas, but this isn’t true!
You should always read labels carefully before purchasing anything so you know what kind of results to expect from using a certain product on your face versus using it elsewhere on your body.
If something doesn’t list what type of skin type it’s best suited for then chances are good that means anyone can use it no matter where they live or how much melanin is present in their epidermis (or lack thereof).
You should exfoliate your body with a scrub at least twice a week.
You can do this before or after showering, but it’s best to do both steps on the same day.
This will make sure that you keep your skin smooth and soft all over!