When you think of skincare, the first thing that comes to your mind is your face, isn’t it? You want it to be clean, smooth, and beautiful. But, the rest of your body is covered in the skin too. What about the rest of the skin then? Don’t you want them to be in prime condition as well?
In fact, in order to keep your whole body including your lip in great condition, you have to use a scrub on them. There are many benefits of scrubbing and it will amaze you in the long run. In fact, it is something your body just deserves as part of the skincare routine.
Therefore, let us check out everything you should keep in mind about using a body and lip scrub.
The Benefits of using a scrub
While scrubbing your face and lip may not be so difficult, scrubbing your whole body can be. Therefore, you need to know why really you should do it.
It cleans and unclogs pores: Dirt, dead skin, etc clog your pores and make your skin a habitable place for acne and more. Normal showers and baths are not enough to clean the pores and keep your skin fresh. Through scrubbing, you take good care of your pores.
Does away with the dead skin cells: Your skin is making layers of dead skin cells every day. In fact, this darkens your skin tone, and also makes it rough. So, in order to do away with these dead skin cells, you should scrub your body.
Makes skin smooth: Who does not like running their hands on a smooth hand or leg? Scrubbing gives you the opportunity to do so. You will love yourself even more!
Improves blood circulation: While scrubbing you will be conducting a kind of massage on your body as a result of which the circulation will improve.
How often you should use a body scrub
We often tend to overdo what benefits us. This happens in case of scrubbing too. While doing it helps us, doing it for too many times makes our skin dry and rougher.
Apparently, two to three times a week is alright when it comes to body scrubs. If you have sensitive skin then you can settle for once a week as well.
When not to scrub your body?
While you have to maintain the minimum number of times you scrub your body, you should also take care that you do not scrub in a few cases. These cases of scrubs will cause more harm than good.
After being sunburnt: Sunburn means that your skin has already gone through a lot and has some damage to it. Scrubbing will worsen the condition and it may cause bruises, pain, and even inflammation. Therefore, scrubbing sunburnt skin will be pure torture.
On a bug bite: Friction or itching a bite always expands it and makes it worse by spreading the germs. As a result, you should not scrub the part of your body which just got a bug bite. It will only worsen the condition and increase pain.
On a cut: This is quite self-explanatory. You do not want to hurt yourself more by being rough on the cut you got on your skin. Even the thought is painful. So, do not scrub a place where you recently got a cut.
After surgery: You may even be banned from taking a shower right after surgery. This is because the bandage or that particular part of your body has been treated with a medicine that speeds up the healing process. Therefore, do not scrub in these cases.
After using a skin lightener: A skin lightener is already rough on your skin while doing its magic. Therefore, a scrub over it may worsen the condition and inflame the location. So, avoid it.
What should you use to scrub your body?
There are quite a lot of scrubbing products available out there for your body. Make sure whatever you are buying is:
- Authentic in case of the brand.
- It contains nothing harmful- a minimum level of the chemical.
- Is suitable for your skin.
Other than that you can use homemade scrubs for use with no side effects.
In order to carry out the process, you can use a wet towel to massage your body with the gel.
How often should you use a lip scrub?
A lip scrub? You may be surprised because almost no one talks about scrubbing their lips, do they? Apparently, it is important and noticeable once you check out the difference between a scrubbed lip and a non-scrubbed one.
A scrubbed lip is more smooth and plump and better hydrated. It also absorbs moisture more easily.
It is normal to scrub your lips one to three times a week. However, the frequency also depends on how often you use lipstick or other chemicals. Make sure you use a lip balm after you are done scrubbing your lips.
The best time to scrub your lips is at night. Once you do, just apply the lip balm and you will wake up with a soft, smooth, and plump lip.
What to use on your lip to scrub it?
Sugar is one of the best scrubs for lips when mixed with honey. There are many other such natural options. Other than that, you will also find products you can buy to scrub your lips. All you have to do is make sure it does not contain ingredients that can harm your body if you accidentally eat it. Since lips are so close to where you open your mouth.
Too much of anything is never good. Furthermore, while something may be too much for someone, it may not be too much for someone else. Therefore, even when you scrub your body and lips for their betterment make sure you find out the right frequency for yourself.
You may find it helpful and relaxing but too much of it will definitely cause harm. Therefore, know-how often to use body and lip scrub.