Body Care Tips: Why Should I Exfoliate with a Body Scrub?
Body scrubs are one of the simplest, most effective ways to cleanse your skin from dead particles and impurities. The benefits of using an exfoliating product are many – from reducing body acne breakouts and revitalising dull skin to leaving your body feeling smooth and looking amazing.
Body scrub benefits
Body scrubs aren’t just about enjoying the feeling of exfoliation on your skin while you wash – it also brings forth a whole host of benefits such as:
- Fresher, rejuvenated skin
Using an exfoliating body scrub (such as the Exfoliating Body Scrub with Bamboo Powder) helps remove dead skin cells from your body while also scrubbing off impurities. The result? Absolutely refreshed and rejuvenated skin that looks brand new!
- Reclaiming your youthful skin
Did you know our skin’s outer layer primarily consists of dead skin cells that tend to result in you looking dull and lackluster? Plus, new skin cells take up 27 – 30 days to reach the skin’s outer layer. With scrubs, you can help your skin look more vibrant and youthful all the time.
- Moisturising benefits
Looking to have your scrub do double duty? Pick a moisturising body scrub like our Tonic Polisher that can provide you the benefits of a gentle exfoliant but also help to keep your skin moisturised at the same time. A body polisher that contains Rosemary, Rosewood and Mint essential oils as well as Sugar and Salt Crystals, it’s sure to give you that luxe spa feeling with every exfoliating session while leaving you with toned, radiant skin.
- Peace of mind & a boost in confidence
LAfter a nice body scrub, you’ll feel your stress melt away and you can’t help but feel amazing about yourself. When you feel good, it’ll show!
How often should you use a body scrub?
As a general guide, start by using body scrubs once a week. If you’re new to exfoliation or have not done so in an extended period, test it out on one part of the body and see how it responds. Keep in mind that exfoliating too often will cause skin irritation or damage, and exfoliating only once in a blue moon isn’t going to be effective enough to give you that youthful glow.
As for when to use a body scrub? Some experts say the best time to use a body scrub is in the evening as cells will renew quicker at night. While you’re scrubbing away, get the most out of your scrub routine by working on your feet calluses with an exfoliating foot file, so that you’ll get to enjoy soft, supple skin from head to toe. Top this off with the Tonic Polisher, and you’ll be glowing from head to toe.
Pick the right products
It’s vital that you take great care in selecting the right body scrub products, as not all of them are made equal. Some things you need to consider: how strong the scrub is, what is your skin type and what elements are your skin regularly exposed to. If you want to focus on removing dead skin, get products such as a dead skin remover or dead skin scrub for best effect. Not a fan of how a body scrub feels on your skin? You can opt for an exfoliating body wash product that gently exfoliates while you clean.
Bonus tip: Body moisturisers applied after you’ve completed a body scrub will be absorbed more rapidly to lock in hydration and leave you with smooth, supple skin. Options to consider include the Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, Eau Dynamisante Moisturizing Body Lotion (which doubles up as a perfume), and the Extra-Firming Body Lotion. Take your pick of your favourite type, what suits your skin best and plan a full-on spa experience at home!