How to use a body scrub?

The exfoliating body scrub is a product to adopt without hesitation in your weekly routine. It allows you to take care of your skin while offering you a real moment of relaxation. But how to use a body scrub?

The exfoliating body scrub is a product to adopt without hesitation in your weekly routine. It allows you to take care of your skin while offering you a real moment of relaxation. Discover the secrets of an effective body scrub !

We reveal the advice of the Théobroma team in this article.

Why apply an exfoliant to your body?

Let's remember the many benefits of body scrub for your skin :

  • Eliminates dead skin for better oxygenation,
  • Promotes blood circulation to improve overall skin health,
  • Prepares the skin to receive the next treatments,
  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer skin.

By adopting this gesture in your weekly routine, you help preserve the health and beauty of your skin. In addition, it is a pleasant moment which can become a real moment of well-being and relaxation .

How to apply a body scrub?

To avoid damaging your skin, always apply your body scrub to skin rinsed with lukewarm water . Then take a small amount of product in your hands and apply it using small circular movements.

To boost your lymphatic system , we recommend starting with your feet and gradually working your way up your legs. You can put a little more emphasis on rough areas, like heels, elbows and knees.

If you don't have sensitive skin, you can also use an exfoliating glove in addition. Then rinse your legs. If you want to stimulate blood circulation, finish with a jet of cold water from the ankles to the thighs.

Our advice : leave your exfoliating product in the shower and remember to use it once or twice a week.

Applying a scrub: mistakes to avoid

In the world of beauty, every little bit counts. Here are some mistakes to avoid during your exfoliation ritual:

  • Using water that is too hot : it tends to dry out the skin and cause inflammation,
  • Rub too hard : you risk damaging the skin barrier and causing a reaction or redness,
  • Do too many scrubs : you must adapt the number of scrubs to your skin type, otherwise you risk making your skin more and more sensitive,
  • Use a body scrub on the face : facial scrubs have a finer grain because the skin is thinner than on the body.

Taking care of your skin after exfoliation

Exfoliating can disrupt the skin barrier and dry out the skin . This is why we recommend that you take care of your skin when you get out of the shower. Dry your body gently, avoiding excessive friction with the shower towel.

Then generously apply a moisturizer all over your body, until completely absorbed. For an optimal routine, take the opportunity to massage your body using energetic movements with your fingers to promote blood circulation .

When is the best time to do a body scrub?

You can exfoliate your body in the morning , after your skin gets rid of its dead cells overnight. If you don't have time to apply a moisturizer after you get out of the shower , do your exfoliation in the evening.

You can also do a body scrub a few hours before hair removal , to avoid ingrown hairs and prepare the skin.

Finally, do a full body scrub a few days before going on vacation in the sun . By removing dead cells, you will have a more even tan. On the other hand, avoid attacking your skin during the holidays, as it will suffer more external aggressions. Then wait a few days after your return, taking care to moisturize your skin well every day.

Why choose Théobroma exfoliating and nourishing scrub?

As with any skincare product, choosing the best scrub helps boost the effects during application. We know that some more sensitive skin may redden when exfoliating.

This is why the Théobroma scrub is both exfoliating and nourishing . Its 100% natural formula is enriched with organic cocoa butter and aloe vera to provide deep nutrition, in addition to a gentle and effective scrub thanks to cocoa bean nibs. Its application is a real cocooning moment, enveloping the skin with subtle and captivating notes of cocoa.