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How to Use Body Scrub, What to Look For, and What to Avoid

Written by:

Ashley Robertson

To avoid damaging your skin, it’s important to know how to use body scrub properly — how often you should scrub and how to treat your skin afterward.

Knowing how to use body scrub properly is just as much about knowing what not to do to avoid damaging your skin

Great skincare is a powerful tool for overall health. Dead skin cells that gather on the uppermost layer of skin can become problematic. First of all, they become irritants and can cause rough and dry surfaces on your skin. Furthermore, if the dead skin is not removed it will close off valuable pathways that can help reduce oxidative stress on the body. You can ease this concern if you know how to use body scrub for exfoliation. 

Exfoliation is the best method of removing these dead skin cells and clearing the way for healthy skin. There are many benefits to exfoliation including:

  • Skin cell turnover
  • Dead cell removal
  • Clearing congested areas
  • Creating smooth, soft skin

But you should first be mindful of the body scrub you use and how you use it. Make sure you read to the end to know what you should avoid, too. 

Step-by-step of how to use body scrub

Most body scrubs employ salt or sugar as the main exfoliant ingredient. Each has its own advantages and every scrub will come with a mixture of other ingredients. Oils and other coarse materials for exfoliation are common. 

It’s best to find fresh ingredients that behave like food for your skin. We’ll talk more about that at the end.

No matter the mixture, you should use the scrub as follows. 

  1. Rinse your skin with lukewarm water for 5 minutes or more.
  2. Rub your body scrub into your skin in circular motions.
  3. DO NOT scrub for more than 30 seconds. Too much scrubbing could cause over-exfoliation and dry skin.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm to warm water.
  5. Dry your skin gently.
  6. Apply a moisturizer.

Applying a moisturizer afterward is important. This is the best way to maintain the work you're putting in. Now, learning the things you should avoid are just as important when you’re learning how to use body scrub. 

The BIG don’ts of using body scrub

Don’t exfoliate too often. Listen to your skin. If you have particularly rough skin, you may want to apply your body scrub two or three times a week. More sensitive skin types should only use body scrub once a week. 

Don’t forget to moisturize even on days you don’t use your body scrub. Body scrubs periodically disrupt your skin barrier and this can cause dry skin. You should look to apply some natural sources of moisture, such as products with Vitamin E.

Don’t use body scrub on open wounds. The coarse and abrasive ingredients could exacerbate any issues you have with open cuts or other injuries. 

Whether you are a body scrub veteran or just learning how to use body scrub, it is essential to work with the best products. Quivr’s Coffee + Coconut Body Scrub and Matcha + Coconut Body Scrub both use Dead Sea Salt, Organic Cane Sugar, and a host of other fresh, natural ingredients that feed your skin what it needs. 

Your skin works hard for you and if you treat it right, it will reward you. There is nothing quite like waking up to smooth, soft skin. 



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