Benefits of Body Scrub
When we hop in the shower, most of us have a variety of hair and skin care products lined up along the ledge—everything from moisturizing shampoos to body lotion. But among all of those options, do you have a good body scrub? An essential for maintaining healthy, smooth skin, store-bought or homemade body scrubs are a must-have on your shower menu. The combination of cleansing, exfoliation and massage provides benefits that go beyond what a bar of soap can do.
Reasons Why You Need A Body Scrub
1. Gets things pumping!
Scrubbing down boosts natural blood circulation and flow of bodily fluids. This encourages your body to detox by releasing toxins and fat that lurk within the skin. Most professional massage therapists will incorporate a massage, so more circulation benefits for you.
2. Endorses Hydration!
Simply put, you are not about the ashy life. That’s why skin moisture is so crucial! And it just so happens that most body scrubs contain moisturizing elements such as olive oil. By removing dead cells it improves your skins ability to soak up moisturizers for smooth skin.
3. Bouts Blemishes!
Clogged pores can be caused by dead-skin build up, resulting in body acne, skin discolouration or ingrown hairs on your skin. The body scrub removes pore-blocking dead cells for clearer skin that won’t surprise you with blemishes as often.
If you want the most out of your hair removal, without soul-crushing pain, a body scrub could help. Again, it removes the dead cells and lets the wax do its thing without the obstacles. This works best if you scrub regularly, and do your last scrub up to two days before the wax.
5. The Glow Up!
When you look good, you feel good. Refreshing your appearance for the physical properties has a way of gifting you with some emotional benefits too. Leaving the spa, you’ll notice that your skin will be glowing, your stress will be less and your confidence will have that extra kick.
TRY THIS HOMEMADE SCRUB:
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ cup white or brown sugar
- ½ cup ground oatmeal (or coffee grounds for a more invigorating scrub)
- 1-3 drops essential oil (try lavender, almond, citrus or peppermint oils)
Whisk together all ingredients and pour into a mason jar or other airtight container. Use just a quarter-sized amount at a time, storing the scrub in a dry place for up to three weeks.
Best scrub available in the market
If you’re not the DIY person then try out Mark& Spencer scrub.
i. Divine sugar scrub is my favourite.
ii. You can also try budget friendly coconut and lemon scrub ( you also get in Shea butter and aloe vera ).
HOW TO USE A BODY SCRUB?
If your skin is healthy and firm, you can use a shower scrub up to three times a week. But if you have sensitive or thin skin, limit a good buffing to once a week.
Hold off on running the water in the shower and spend a few minutes using your hands or scrubbing tool to rub your scrub in circular motions onto dry skin for full and longer-lasting coverage. Turn on the water and rinse, using your hands to help remove any remaining granules. If you’re short on time, massage the scrub all over your body and rinse during your normal shower routine.
Be careful not to over scrub. Though your body skin is heartier than the skin on your face, it is susceptible to irritation. Always moisturize after you’ve dried off for smooth, nourished skin.
WHEN NOT TO USE A BODY SCRUB?
If you have a sunburn or are experiencing a rash or other skin condition, give the body scrub a rest. Some of the ingredients—and the actual rubbing—could further irritate your skin. You’ll also want to skip it after shaving if your scrub contains salt or any chemical ingredients.
Hope you guys start exfoliating hereafter. Do let me know if you like it too.
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