Salt VS. Sugar: Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Scrub: Part 1
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.
The Key Difference
Aside from the difference in taste and smell, what sets these two exfoliants apart is the size of the granule. Basically, the salt grains are larger and sharper, while the sugar granules are smaller and less abrasive. While they both do an equally great job of scraping off dead skin cells, because of their differing size, they shouldn’t always be used interchangeably. It's important to keep in mind that sugar and salt play different roles in the exfoliating world, which is why we create scrubs using both of them together and separately, so we can tailor the ingredients to different exfoliating needs. Check out our next post to find out when and where to use our salt and sugar scrubs.
Do you prefer salt or sugar scrubs? What other differences have you noticed? Let us know in the comments!