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  • August 20, 2022 5 min read

    How Often Should You Use a CBD Body Scrub?

    Knowing the frequency of how to use your body scrub is important. It makes you feel organized and enhances the effectiveness of scrub in your body.  You might have met someone claiming that the body scrub is not working well for them. The question is, how often do they use their body scrub? The article below clarifies how to use a body scrub for the best result. First and foremost, let’s begin by knowing what body scrubs are.

    What Is It?

    According to Packianathan& Kandasamy (2011), CBD body scrubs are mechanical exfoliants that physically remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin with abrasive ingredients such as sugar or salt. It speeds the skin cell turnover, leading to smoother, brighter, and possibly preventing future acne breakouts though some body scrubs may not work depending on your skin type. Most people can benefit from body scrubs, but they should consult their doctor first. Scrubs should not be used on sunburns, damaged skin, or even irritated skin.

    How to Scrub

    If you choose to scrub, you must do so with great care not to damage your skin. To scrub safely at your home, follow the simple tips below.

    Scrubbing is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. Some people believe that scrubbing improves the appearance of the skin, but it's not for everyone. It might cause more damage than good; therefore, care is needed because every scrub may not work for every skin. It's important to consider your skin type before choosing a body scrub:

    • Sensitive skin may be intelligent and burn after a product use
    • Normal skin is clear and insensitive
    • Dry skin is eccentric, rough, and craving
    • Oily skin is greasy and shiny
    • Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others

    Depending on your skin type, homemade scrubs may be used chemically or mechanically.

    To prevent skin damage while using body scrubs, dermatologists have recommended the following tips:

    1. Considering the skincare products you already use. Some medications may cause your skin to be more sensitive or peel, worsening dry skin or causing acne breakouts.
    2. Select an exfoliation method that suits your skin type.  Jin& Laopanupong (2021) showed that those having sensitive or acne-prone skin might not require scrubs. Those with darker skin tones or more aggressive forms may have dark spots on the skin.
    3. Be gentle to your skin.  Ravisankar et al.  (2015) advised that when using a body scrub, apply the product slowly using small, circular motions for approximately 30 seconds, and then rinse off with lukewarm and not hot water. Use light strokes while scrubbing. Don’t scrub if you already have open wounds or if your skin is already sunburned.
    4. Followed with moisturizer. Scrubbing can be drying to the skin. Apply the moisturizer immediately after scrubbing to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
    5. Finding the right schedule for you. How often you use your body scrub depends on the skin type and the scrubbing method. The more aggressive the scrubbing, the less often it must be done. Take care not to over-scrub, as this could result in irritated and red skin.

    Suppose you are unsure about the type of skin you have or have questions about body scrubs. A dermatologist can evaluate your skin and help you decide if you can use body scrubs.

    The Best Body Scrubs

    Sea Salt Scrub

    This can be possessed at a lower price. It leaves the skin moisturized with no residue. The essential oils in bergamot and orange give it a pleasing scent. It also contains vitamin E. consumers with minor scrapes or cuts; this scrub may not cause sharp pain. It also contains fragrances that could irritate sensitive skin.

    Cream Body Scrub

    It is a lightly scented body scrub generally good to use every day. Salvioni et al.  (2021) reported that it hydrates your skin with cetearyl alcohol and mineral oil while removing dead skin cells with destroyed shells. The last ingredient in the scrub is alcohol added to cosmetics for its light scent as it does not affect most people negatively; those with sensitive skin may find it drying.

    Eczema Honey Scrub

    It has gentle, moisturizing ingredients that benefit those with very dry skin. One ingredient is honey, a natural humectant that attracts and seals moisture into the skin. Since some users have reported an allergic reaction, a patch test must be done.

    Foot Scrub

    The scrub is organically made from Australian tea tree oil, which keeps the feet smelling pleasant. Charcoal also detoxifies while pumice cleanses and conditions, scrubbing away dead skin and leaving your feet softer. The product may get messy since it is applied to dry skin.

    Organic Body Scrub

    It helps you distress while removing dead skin cells and moisturizing your skin. It is made with simple ingredients like argan, jojoba, and sweet almond oil.  These essential oils provide a light and pleasant fragrance. The scrub is certified.

    How Often You Should Use a Body Scrub

    It is not good to use a body scrub daily. Over scrubbing your skin can leave it dry, irritated, and sensitive.

    Using a body scrub twice a week is safe, but if your skin is dry and sensitive, you may use it once a week. Applying a body scrub in the shower or bath is usually the simplest.


     Getting rid of dead cells on the skin's surface by using a body scrub will help keep your skin smooth, healthy, and vibrant. Most scrubs work well as granules that can remove dead skin from your face, body, or lips. With nourishing ingredients such as oils and honey, you can make easy and quick scrubs. Do not over-scrub your body. Once or twice is good enough for your body. If you are unsure how often you should use a body scrub, consult a dermatologist. Always massage the scrub in a circular motion without forgetting to rinse it with warm water.


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    Packianathan, N., & Kandasamy, R. (2011). Skin care with herbal exfoliants. Functional Plant Science and Biotechnology, 5(1), 94-97.

    Ravisankar, P., Koushik, O. S., Himaja, V., Ramesh, J., & Pragna, P. (2015). Acne-causes and amazing remedial measures for acne. J Pharm Res, 5.

    Salvioni, L., Morelli, L., Ochoa, E., Labra, M., Fiandra, L., Palugan, L., ... & Colombo, M. (2021). The emerging role of nanotechnology in skincare. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 293, 102437.