Summer Skin.. here we come!
Winter was tough… cold wind, dry air and rainy days. But we don’t have to let the cold weather wreak havoc on our bodies any longer! This is where body scrubs come in, to revitalise our skin from top to toes. A scrub works in a few ways: As you massage it over your body, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface.
Why do we need to exfoliate?
Turns out that your body needs exfoliating just as much as your face.
Without regular exfoliation, you can end up with clogged pores, which block moisture from getting into the deeper layers, and creating a hard, unattractive exterior.
Exfoliating is key to smooth, soft, hydrated skin.
Here are some benefits.
- Help prevent ingrown hairs and make hair removal easier
- Enjoy soft healthy skin
- Inhale the beautiful natural scents of essential oils
- Reduce the chance of an occasional body breakout
- Get smoother heels, elbows and knees
- Allow your body oil or moisturiser to sink in better
- Smooth razor bumps
If there’s one thing you shouldn’t give up sugar in, it’s body scrubs! Sugar is actually a naturally gentle abrasive which helps to remove dead skin cells from your face, lips and body to restore and refresh tired, clogged pores. It’s a natural humectant, which means it retains moisture and ensures that skin is kept hydrated. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead skin cells and encourage fresh cell turnover.
Salt also makes a great base for a scrub. Many salts, such as magnesium sulfate, contain minerals that can reduce inflammation. When mixed with oils, as part of a Spa Experience scrubtreatment, salt can replenish tired and dry skin. An exfoliating salt scrub massages also removes dead skin cells which can otherwise become hard.
Aim to Exfoliate 1-2 times weekly
You may even find that your skin care products work more effectively on exfoliated skin, as pores are unclogged and able to retain more moisture. Getting rid of dry, dead skin cells helps to reveal smoother skin which can also prolong the life of your any fake tan you may be using.