A Fun Pampering Trick.

A couple weeks ago (inspired by a spa treatment I had) I decided to try using my body scrub on dry skin, before my shower.

I don’t know about you but I am obsessed with getting soft skin and when I do a scrub in the shower I like to really scrub myself for at least a few minutes; ideally turning the water off. But that gets so cold! Using the scrub on dry skin was kind of just the best thing ever – I wasn’t wet (and cold) so I could scrub and scrub and scrub. I spent a solid 7 or 8 minutes scrubbing my entire body from my feet to the tips of my fingers… and when I did shower/rinse the scrub off, my skin was the softest EVER and my entire body GLOWED. My mind was blown and I’ve resolved to try and do this every week.

This is best with an oil-based scrub… if it’s loose scrub or a scrub that’s meant to be lathered up with water it wont’ work. I used this Susanne Kaufmann scrub (it was sent to me and it’s absolutely amazing but also a bit expensive) but a few other scrubs I really love are this rose scrub, this magnesium scrub and this one from Oribe. I’d say the Susanne Kaufmann one is the most effective and the Oribe smells the best. (And for something budget friendly try mixing equal parts olive oil or coconut oil with sugar.) But you don’t have to use any of these scrubs. This post isn’t about buying a new scrub (though these are all lovely!). It’s about using your scrub in a different way – on dry skin. So scrub away my friends, and prepare to be amazed by how much smoother and softer your skin is!

photography by Trent Bailey.


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  1. I never knew about oil-based scrubs! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

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  2. Katie:

    I make my own a lot of the time using sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils! Super simple and costs next to nothing!

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  3. Melissa:

    I just bought a great lavender salt scrub at Trader Joe’s – so inexpensive (like $5.99 for a decent sized tub) but smells and feels lovely! I will definitely try this trick with it soon. Thanks, Grace!

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    • Ahhhhh thank you! I always forget about their scrubs, which my mom has back at home. THey’re so good!

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  4. Betsy:

    I tried this last night with a honey scrub and it was fantastic! Thanks for the great tip!

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  5. Anne-Marie Hamilton:

    This is a great idea, like dry brushing but with a scrub! I stumbled upon a trial size packet of SeoulScrub at Anthropologie last December and I’ve been hooked on it since. It’s been great to use in the shower, I’ll definitely have to give it a try without water!

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