All About Body Scrubs!
All About Body Scrubs!
Just like your face, your body needs exfoliation to stay soft, smooth and healthy. If your current body care is limited to a loofah and a bar of soap, it’s time to level up. Here’s everything you need to know about adding an exfoliating body scrub to your skin care routine.
What Is A Body Scrub?
Body scrubs are physical exfoliants that mechanically slough away dead skin cells. The feel of a “scrub” typically comes from a combination of sugar and/or salt that is suspended in an oil base. While some scrubs (particularly of the DIY variety) contain coarse salt and sugar particles, higher-quality varieties are formulated with fine, premium particles that polish skin without being abrasive.
Body Scrub Benefits:
The skin is in a constant state of turnover: Dead skin rises to the surface, sheds naturally and reveals the baby soft skin underneath. This process slows over time, contributing to a buildup of dead cells on the skin’s surface. Add pollution and other forms of environmental stress to the mix, and you have a recipe for dull, rough and itchy skin.
As with all exfoliants, the goal of a body scrub is to remove dead skin cells and encourage the healthy production of new ones. This type of mechanical exfoliation not only smooths and polishes the skin but also draws out impurities. Exfoliation as an excellent way to support detoxification, your skin helps detoxification pathways with enzymes and chemical reactions that release toxins and decrease oxidative stress in the body.
The benefits of body scrubs include:
- Promoting efficient circulation and skin cell turnover
- Removing dead cells from the skin’s surface
- Smoothing and softening rough, dry skin
- Drawing out impurities and clearing congestion
- Freeing ingrown hairs and smoothing razor bumps
Salt Or Sugar?
Most body scrubs employ sugar and/or salt to exfoliate the skin. Each of these has unique benefits for your complexion.
Sugar granules are rounder and less abrasive than salt, making them a gentler exfoliant. A natural source of glycolic acid (an AHA), sugar breaks down layers of dead skin and smooths the skin’s surface. It also speeds up rehydration, keeping skin conditioned and moisturized. For this reason, sugar scrubs are a fantastic pick for dry and dehydrated types.
Salt scrubs tend to have grittier particles and are particularly useful in smoothing rough areas like feet and elbows. Salt also has detoxifying properties: Its trace minerals are natural purifiers that draw out pore-clogging toxins and relieve congestion. This action invigorates the skin, promoting more efficient circulation and healthy skin cell turnover.
Salt & Sugar Scrub:
Can’t decide between sugar and salt? Some scrubs offer the best of both worlds. The Stone Crop Revitalizing Body Scrub combines hydrating raw sugar and mineral-rich rock salt to invigorate the skin and smooth dryness. Building into a creamy lather, this gentle scrub exfoliates and resurfaces the skin to reveal a healthy, radiant-looking complexion. Like all Eminence Organics body scrubs, it is free of harmful micro beads and uses only natural and organic ingredients.
How To Use A Body Scrub:
It’s best to use a body scrub two to three times per week to keep your skin soft and smooth from head to toe.
Here’s how to add one to your body care routine:
- Use lukewarm water; allow it to run for 5-10 minutes to soften the skin
- Pause running water and apply the scrub in circular motions; start at your feet and move upwards towards your heart to enhance circulation
- Maintain gentle pressure (don’t scrub too hard!)
- Rinse thoroughly
- Apply your favorite body oil or lotion while your skin is still slightly damp.
What To Expect From A Spa Body Treatment:
You can boost the effects of your at-home body care routine with a visit to Tayshea Esthetics. Professional body care treatments I provide are performed and customized to address your unique skin concerns. Just as regular facials enhance your skin’s strength and vitality, spa body treatments give your skin a healthy glow from head to toe.
These are the most popular types of services to choose from:
Tropical Escape Back Facial $150:
Escape to a tropical paradise! This treatment begins with dry brushing, a coconut sugar scrub, and fresh organic fruit acids from mango and pineapple that gently exfoliate, eating away at dead skin cells and naturally unclogging pores, while supplying vitamins A, C, and E to the skin. This allows your skin to drink up the vitamin-rich moisture of coconut milk and apricot oil. As the mask goes to work, you will receive a invigorating scalp massage, feeling nourished mind, body, and soul (Ultrasonic exfoliation & extractions included).
Stone Crop Invigorating Back Facial $150
This treatment firms, brightens, and detoxifies. Experience begins with dry brushing and a salt/sugar scrub infused with stonecrop and lemon peel to brighten and smooth. Cooling aloe-infused restorative wrap is applied and an invigorating scalp massage is performed while relaxing. You will unwind with a anti-inflammatory massage, featuring a relaxing blend of stone crop and arnica. Finally, a results-oriented contouring cream is applied to targeted areas. Every inch of you is left soothed and smoothed (Ultrasonic exfoliation & extractions included).
Ready to level up your body care routine? Explore my online shop on the “Body Care” section.