Our skin is constantly exposed to daily irritations. From dead skin cell build up, oil residue, weather changes and even stress, there are many factors that can affect the natural glow of our skin. While most skincare solutions focus on removing make-up and dirt build-up and restoring the glow to our faces, a holistic skin cleansing solution for our bodies often gains less traction than a body wash.
The main way to restore our body's natural glow is to exfoliate, and this is where exfoliating body scrubs come into play. In this article, we will discuss the many benefits of body scrubs and how to incorporate an exfoliating body scrub into your skincare routine to combat daily 'glow' and ultimately rejuvenate your body.
Exfoliating body scrubs remove dry and dead skin cells, leaving skin refreshed, radiant, soft and smooth. Just like you do with your face, why not give your body some pampering? Look for ingredients known for their skin-smoothing benefits, such as sugar scrubs for body exfoliation or other natural sources of glycolic acid. Body scrubs containing sugar are perfect for gentle exfoliation without irritation. Why not give your body a facial?
With all the leaning, hustling, planking and bending, elbows and knees are often the parts of our skin that need smoothing the most. Frustratingly, no matter how much moisturiser you apply, elbows and knees are also usually the hardest parts of the body to smooth. Exfoliating body scrubs are often the best way to smooth out these annoying dry patches. Always moisturise after exfoliating to lock in those smoothing ingredients.
Most beauty experts agree that applying a moisturiser or dry body oil after exfoliation will accelerate the moisturising effect. Hydration and moisturisation will be boosted as exfoliating body scrubs remove dull and dead skin cells from the body, thus allowing the skin to absorb the lotion more easily and fluidly.
Exfoliating body scrubs can also be a great addition to your anti-acne regime as many body scrubs contain ingredients that help prevent body acne by reducing pore size. Exfoliating with a body scrub also helps to apply a self-tanner to your skin, helping you to glow without streaks. Overall, using an exfoliating body scrub acts as a booster and helps to maximise the effects of the products you apply to your skin.
Knowing how to use a body scrub before and after shaving can go a long way to calming and clearing up those frustrating razor bumps. Exfoliating with a body scrub, like our lavender body scrub, can actually prevent the stinging sensation that often plagues us after shaving! The benefits of clean skin don't stop there - body scrubs can also remove rough calluses, help dark spots to appear and even tame those demonic inward-growing hairs curling under hardened skin by pushing them upwards after shaving or waxing instead of allowing them to.
Sea Salt Body Scrub
Aside from the benefits of cleansing the skin, the appeal of the body scrub experience has a lot to do with indulging in a delicious scent. Body scrubs are easier to bathe in fragrant heaven than other skincare products, as the scent tends to last longer on shed skin. Imagine indulging in a cloud of Bulgarian rose oil after using a rose body scrub with real ingredients. Now you can exfoliate your body with a rose body scrub or a sugar scrub,. The longer lasting scent, especially from the natural oils, will help to soothe and relax your body and mind. Now you know why exfoliating body scrubs are often used in spas and massages.
Healthy skin has both external and internal effects. Exfoliating your body's largest organ is sure to leave you feeling refreshed. Small sugar scrub beads for body exfoliation, as well as most other types of body scrubs, will provide your body with the gentle massage it needs to eliminate stress buildup from the inside out.