February 28, 2023
Dry Brush or Body Scrub? What You Need To Know To Be An Exfoliation Pro
If you’re someone who likes to keep up with the latest skincare trends, you may have heard allthe buzz in recent years about dry brushing. On social media, plenty of bloggers and beautyexperts have been talking up the purported benefits of dry brushing for skin health and overallwellness.
Even so, many people remain confused as to how dry brushing fits into your everyday routineand whether or not it should be used in place of exfoliation. So today, we’re here to clear up anyconfusion by talking about the unique benefits of both dry brushing and body scrubs. Keepreading to learn all the details and get clued in on what works best!
Dry Brushing vs. Exfoliation: Key Differences and Similarities
Although many people may be tempted to compare the two, the truth is that dry brushing and exfoliating scrubs actually serve quite different purposes. Whereas exfoliating scrubs are primarily used to polish away buildup of dry or dead skin cells at the surface level, dry brushing works on a deeper level.
As a holistic practice, the goal of dry brushing is to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, which has benefits for promoting overall wellness and body balance. However, it won’t do much to exfoliate the skin, and therefore isn’t particularly effective in this capacity. In order to really reap the essential benefits of exfoliation, you will still need to use products specifically designed to exfoliate, such as a body scrub.
The Exfoliation Advantage: The Benefits of Using a Body Scrub
As steps in your skin and body care routine go, exfoliation is one of the most important. Removing excess buildup and surface debris from the skin works to encourage regeneration of new healthy skin, which is essential for maintaining a youthful, glowing appearance.
And the benefits don’t end there! When incorporated into your routine regularly, exfoliating helps to soften, smooth away rough texture, and prepare the skin to absorb other products such as lotions, creams, and body oils.
It’s also worth noting that body scrubs in particular provide added benefits, due to the nourishing nature of their ingredients. For example, The Coffee Scrub’s signature base formula contains antioxidant organic coffee beans and super moisturizing botanical oils – including grapeseed, almond, macadamia, and olive – which are then infused into the skin every time you scrub.
The Best of Both Worlds: How to Combine Dry Brushing and Body Scrub for Skin Care Success
If you love including dry brushing into your self care and wellness rituals, the good news is that there’s no need to give it up in favor of an exfoliating scrub. Instead, we recommend incorporating a bit of both into your beauty routine.
You could do this by alternating the days that you follow your dry brushing protocol, with the days that you exfoliate. Or you may even enjoy performing both practices back to back. The best way to do so will be to dry brush first before hopping in the shower, and then follow with your scrub in the shower once the skin is damp.
As a result of first waking up the skin with dry brushing and then treating it to the active ingredients in your scrub, you’ll enjoy an enhanced glow factor that lasts for days.
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