Face & Body Care
Why a Scrub?
There is nothing nicer than using a luxurious body scrub while having a pamper session at home. Apart from the obvious, making your skin feel and look silky smooth and soft, what else can a Scrub do? Not to mention, what is it made of?
There are so many benefits to using a body scrub.
Generally, a Body Scrub is a suspension of coarse granules in a liquid medium or gel, which will have the consistency of body butter or a moisturising lotion.
Firstly, a body scrub will exfoliate your skin, sloughing off the dead skin cells, rubbing away flaky dry and hard skin, exposing the smoother new layer, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Using a body scrub can be highly invigorating. Not only will it help to improve the circulation of blood and lymph to the surface of the skin, regular body scrubbing can also help to reduce the appearance of the dreaded cellulite, and smooth overall skin tone.
Body Scrubs actually improve your other body treatments and regimes. Regular scrubbing will prime the skin, making absorption of moisturiser, wraps and other body products easier. The pores in your skin will be open and dead skin removed, so your healthy skin will be benefiting from the wonderful products being used.
Those fake tan lovers should also make sure they regularly Body Scrub! Using a body scrub will prepare the skin perfectly for an even looking tan, which will last much longer too.
Different Exfoliant’s & Ingredients
The small abrasive material found inside the scrub is called the Exfoliant. There are many different types used in body scrubs, however here are the most popular:
Sea Salt: Fine or coarse salt is mixed with an essential moisturising oil
Sugar: Smaller than salt, sugar is mixed with oils or creams. Brown sugar is commonly used for relaxation, while White sugar is used for invigoration
Fruit, Nuts & Seeds: Some body scrubs mix crushed seeds, apricots, walnuts, and oatmeal to nourish and soothe the skin
Dead Sea Salts/Minerals: These help very dry skin conditions and acts as a natural antiseptic, reducing fluid retention and size of skin pores
Honey: Disinfects the skin, smoothes and decreases the appearance of dilated pores
Coffee: Helps to treat and prevent cellulite
Lemon: Lightens and brightens skin
Using a Body scrub will awaken your skin, making it look radiant and healthy. So make sure you find time to treat both you and your skin, it will thank you for it.
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