As a 90’s kid, I have a love/hate relationship with scrubs — even the mention of a scrub brings back memories of St. Ives and how betrayed I felt when I realized the damage done to my skin. The ’90s was a great time to grow up, but a bad time for skincare. I’ve spent my 30’s working to get my skin healthy, glowing, and clear.
When customers first started asking for jD Bath Co. to make scrubs, I wouldn’t even consider it. I didn’t want to be part of a product that could damage your skin. But then I started to think about it more, wasn’t I the right person to make this product — someone who truly cares about caring for your skin?
So, I started researching, formulating, and trying different scrubs until I found one I loved— Hibiscus Sugar Scrub
Hibiscus sugar scrubs are known for being natural and effective without being overly abrasive. However, in order to receive the highest benefits of these scrubs, you have to use them correctly. Let’s talk about the benefits and proper usage of hibiscus sugar scrubs for you so you can reap all of the rewards!
What are the benefits of a hibiscus sugar scrub?
Hibiscus flowers have numerous benefits for the skin. It’s because of this that hibiscus sugar scrubs are growing in popularity within the skincare community. Hibiscus is known for its moisturizing properties that promote hydrated, soft, and supple skin. Some other benefits of using a hibiscus sugar scrub include:
Increased collagen production
Collagen is the primary protein located within the skin cells of the human body. It is what promotes healthy, nourished, and bouncy skin that glows. Hibiscus naturally promotes the bodies collagen growth, making it an ideal addition to any skin care routine.
Hibiscus contains a high amount of beta carotene and vitamin C. Both of these antioxidants work to reduce oxidative stress in the skin cells of the body. Oxidative stress is what leads to aging skin and the inflammation that comes with such events.
Naturally exfoliates the skin
Regardless of hibiscus being in the form of a sugar scrub or not, the plant itself contains malic acid and citric acid. These are natural exfoliants for the skin that remove dead skin cells and promote the rapid turnaround of new ones.
How to use a sugar scrub in a skincare routine
Sugar scrubs can be added to your skin care routine with ease and can be used both on the face and body pending the scrub itself. The best sugar scrub skincare routine is often as follows:
- Start with clean skin that’s been washed with a gentle cleanser
- Use the hibiscus sugar scrub on the face and/or body by gently rubbing the scrub in circles
- Rinse the scrub off as you go to avoid the scrub drying onto your skin as this is uncomfortable
- Gently pat your skin dry
- Apply a high-quality moisturizer
- Use your sugar scrub several times per week to remove dead skin cells and promote healthy skin!
What to look for in a high-quality hibiscus sugar scrub
A high-quality hibiscus sugar scrub should be one that is made of all-natural, nourishing ingredients for the skin. Be sure your scrub contains the following and is described in the following manner for the best results:
- A scrub that has hibiscus extract
- The scrub should contain small beads that are not overly abrasive
- There should be no skin-dying colors or skin-irritating fragrances
- Fragrances and dyes should be all-natural
- Consider purchasing a hibiscus sugar scrub with a natural essential oil for your scent such as rose oil
- Moisturizing properties to aid in hydration while you scrub
Have you tried our jD Bath Co. Hibiscus Sugar Scrub? Tell me about your experience in the comments!