Exfoliation plays a key role in skin care. The process helps by getting rid of dead skin cells and cleaning your pores while reducing the appearance of acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Regular exfoliation also allows for better penetration of serums and moisturizers so that they work more effectively.
Unless you have preexisting irritation, sugar scrubs are generally safe to use on the body. They’re particularly useful for extremely dry, rough patches of skin on the elbows, knees, and heels. You may even use a sugar scrub on your hands to help prevent dryness.
Due to the rough texture of sugar crystals, you should avoid using sugar scrubs on any areas of irritation, wounds, and rashes. Sugar scrubs could further exacerbate these conditions.
Talk to a dermatologist if you experience any side effects after using a sugar scrub that fail to improve after a few days.