How to Use Sugar Scrubs Properly
STEP 1: Start With Freshly Cleansed Skin
Before you begin using your sugar scrub, it’s best to cleanse your skin with a gentle face wash to remove any makeup, dirt, dead skin and impurities from its surface.
STEP 2: Gently Massage in Circular Motions
To start exfoliating, scoop out enough product to fill the center of the palm of your hand. Then, massage the sugar scrub onto your skin in gentle circular motions — the key word here is gentle. You don’t ever want to press too hard, as you could end up irritating your skin.
STEP 3: Rinse Well and Pat Dry
Once you’ve thoroughly exfoliated your face, rinse the sugar scrub away with lukewarm water and pat your face almost completely dry with a soft towel.
STEP 4: Replenish Your Skin With Hydration
Now that you’re feeling fresh faced and glowing, it’s time to moisturize. The best time to moisturize your skin is while it’s still slightly damp, as this helps to lock in hydration. Reach for your favorite face oil, lotion or cream, and massage it all over.
STEP 5: Apply Makeup
If you used this exfoliating treatment in the morning on your face, be prepared for flawless makeup application afterwards. Exfoliating and moisturizing can help create a velvety-smooth canvas for your base products. Without flakiness from dead surface skin cells, your foundation, CC cream or concealer won’t pill and will glide on effortlessly.