During my travels over the past couple of months, it seems I hear the same question all the time. Are sugar or salt scrubs safe for the diabetic client?

I found it interesting because, it isn’t just a question of “are they safe”. It was specific to the “diabetic”.

What does that tell you? For years I have promoted brands of products, “safe for the diabetic”. For years I have taught Salons, Students, Administrators alike about the harm some products CAN cause for the diabetic.

And now………it’s all coming into fruition. Our industry has changed. It isn’t enough to be a pedicure technician. With the rise of diabetes and other immune comprised conditions, advanced education on a regular on-going basis IS….the key to success.

So, to answer the question above, I have outlined Salt Scrubs, Sugar Scrubs and Pumice Scrubs.

SALT SCRUBS
Abrasive – think of your elderly client, diabetic with thin skin.
Promotes healthy skin – Once dead skin cells are removed, our skin works more effectively to remove toxins & absorb nourishment.
Natural anti septic “kills bacteria & fungus”
Can by drying which is why these are best for oily skin
SUGAR SCRUBS
Less abrasive – smaller then salt
Softer – better for sensitive skin types
Requires oils
Best for normal to dry skin
PUMICE SCRUBS
Nuetral in PH
Hard enough to abrade but, without causing damage to the surface. Perfect for the geriatric client.
Removes dead skin cells, cleans pores & restores skin & vibrancy
Light touch scrubbing is all that’s needed
Ideal to use for applications where quality of the finished surface is paramount.