Salt Scrub vs Sugar Scrub

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Both sugar and salt have been used for thousands of years and were even traded as an original form of currency!

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Both sugar and salt scrubs have benefits to exfoliate skin, but which is better?

The truth is they each have their individual uses on the body. Sea salt comes in a coarse crystal form that is perfect for rubbing on large, dry areas of skin when combined with essential oils. Sugar has a finer quality that is better suited to delicate skin areas such as the face. Salt can be refined down to a less coarse powder by grinding it to make it more appropriate for sensitive skin areas. Using both scrubs helps invigorate the skin and open pores that allow your skin to breathe.

Sugar scrub benefits -

Sugar has a naturally more gentle, round crystal structure than that of salt. It is a great pick for sensitive areas of skin such as the face. Sugar tends to ‘melt’ or dissolve more readily than salt in warm water. There are forms of sugar scrub that have more coarse granules meant for the body. Be sure that the scrub allows use on your face.

Salt scrub benefits -

Salt has antiseptic features making it a natural resource to remove bacteria as well as grit and grime. The coarse nature of the salt crystal structure allows deep exfoliation for skin and removes unwanted dead skin cells. This helps make rough skin more smooth. Removing dead skin cells promotes the regeneration of new healthy skin. The new skin comes in firm and helps remove skin discoloration. This exfoliation also helps increase blood circulation leaving a more healthy look.

So then, which is the winner?

Using both types of scrubs as appropriate helps promote healthy skin by exfoliating. They remove dead skin and promote circulation that leaves skin with a healthy glow. We prefer salt scrubs due to their natural antiseptic features and the ability to use on non delicate areas of the body like hands and feet. Regular use of both is recommended to exfoliate all areas of your skin and helps circulation.