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Salt VS. Sugar: Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Scrub: Part 2

Posted on February 22 2017

So, you may have heard of a trend going around where carbonated water is being used on the face as a way to clear the pores and add moisture. Well, while we can’t say we’ve tried that yet, we do have some products of our own that not only clear your pores and hydrate your skin, but they also exfoliate it and leave it feeling super soft and natural—and it’s not just for your face! No carbonated water required! At Urban Hydration, we love our scrubs: they’re the perfect way to add moisture, replenish your pores, and exfoliate, plus they come in all kinds of amazing flavors from fruits to Eucalyptus to Vanilla. Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty gritty: how do you know which scrub to use? There are sugar scrubs and salt scrubs, but, while they both exfoliate and leave your skin feeling flawless, they both offer unique features that work for different exfoliating occasions. And, yes, there is a right and wrong time to use them.

When and Where to Use Them

Since the salt grains are larger, they are best used on rough, callused surfaces, like your elbows or heels. The sharper grains of Sea Salt are great at chipping away dry patches of skin. However, because of the more abrasive nature of the Sea Salt, it should not be used to exfoliate the face or any areas that are sensitive. On the other hand, the softer grains of the sugar scrub offer a gentler take and are perfect for using on your face, lips, or if you have sensitive skin. So, before you reach for your scrub blindly, consider your personal exfoliating needs and choose accordingly.

Do you prefer salt or sugar scrubs? Let us know in the comments!

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