Sugar or salt? By no means, it makes a big difference while we are cooking the dinner. But once we are choosing a new body scrub, in most cases we don’t think twice. The one with a brighter label goes straight into the basket. And that’s not so weird – at the first glance, they are roughly the same. Pay a bit more attention, though, and you’ll realize that even the smallest detail can ruin a perfect body scrub.
Let’s inspect that salt a bit
Salt should be the number one choice if you are looking for a foot product. As a natural antiseptic, it reduces inflammation and kills bacteria, preventing the bad smell. Each type of salt is rich with some important mineral elements. This makes salt the crucial ingredient for the scrub that will nourish your skin.
Another thing you should pay attention to is the size of the salt granules. The coarse texture of salt is ideal for buffing away thick, rough patches of dry skin like calloused elbows, knees, and feet. Just keep it away from your face, and everything will be alright.
The minerals in the salt not only nourish the skin and reduce the inflammation. They also improve the blood circulation, tighten the skin and improve its texture.
If you want to make a deep-cleaning scrub offhand, it’s pretty easy. Mix together the sea salt, an oil-based cleanser or moisturizer and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (just for an extra benefit of aromatherapy). Such body scrub will be both therapeutic and relaxing at the same time.
Oh, sweet, sweet sugar
Now let’s pass on the sweet stuff. The good news is that you can use it anytime. The detoxifying antiseptic action of the salt scrub is beneficial without a doubt. Yet, if you decide to use it right after shaving, it’ll sting. The same rule applies if you have any abrasions on your body. The sugar-based scrub will deprive you of any possible discomfort.
Sugar has smaller sized granules, making your scrub gentler than the salt one. Also, it has more of a softening effect. So you may use it on more sensitive parts of your body, including your lips. It also makes sugar scrubs the perfect choice for people with extremely sensitive skin. Sugar dissolves quickly in the water which makes the scrub even milder. Additionally, it doesn’t make the skin feel like coated or grimy. Sugar scrub doesn’t dry out the skin, so it’s a good option for people who have naturally dry skin.
Even though sugar is less abrasive and doesn’t irritate your skin, it has one major drawback in comparison with the salt scrub. Sugar does not contain all those useful minerals, so it’s not as beneficial for your skin health as the salt scrub.
Nonetheless, unrefined cane sugar still has something to offer you. It has such nourishing elements as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. But mind that the unrefined sugar is almost as scratchy as salt, so it’s better to use it only on your body.
An interesting fact: sugar acts as an exfoliant on both chemical and mechanical levels. It removes the dead skin cells chemically due to the natural occurrence of glycolic acid and does the same mechanically thanks to its abrasive action.
So, which one wins?
Those were the basics. As you can see, there are benefits to using both salt and sugar scrubs. By choosing either of them, you are still improving the health of your skin by enhancing its surface, boosting the blood circulation, and scrubbing away all the dead skin cells. This helps the skin to better absorb the nourishment, so you will gain more benefits from the other skin care products you are using.
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