The Benefits of Applying Body Scrubs Dry

November 25th, 2010

The Benefits of Applying Body Scrubs Dry

I used to think that you could only apply body scrubs on moistened skin. I would always use them in the shower, after I had already used body wash and softened my skin considerably. But then I wondered what would happen if I applied the body scrub dry, before I stepped into the shower in the morning.

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Well, color me impressed—because this trick totally changed my world! When I applied body scrubs to wet skin, I noticed a difference in the softness of my skin, but not anything considerable. But the change to my skin when applied dry? Unbelievable.

When applied dry, the salt or sugar crystals have a chance to really slough away all your dead skin cells before they’re wetted down, leaving behind baby soft skin that actually ends up needing less exfoliation than if you applied wet. You’ll also find that less body scrub is needed when applied dry—only about a dime-sized amount per leg or arm, as opposed to a quarter-sized amount or more when applied in the shower.

I must say, I can’t believe I didn’t know about this trick sooner. It’s one I won’t be foregoing anytime soon!

Guest Writer: Beauty blogger Jamie Allison Sanders got her start in the beauty world at age 4, playing the Youngest Royal Child in The King and I. Discover her love of all things beauty at The Beauty of Life.