We have all heard of & done a body scrub at some point in our lives. But for some reason, this beauty routine gets left on the side of forgotten in our weekly beauty routine. And that's a shame.
Body scrubs are an excellent way to take care of the beautiful skin we are in – it shows self care, self love, and self preservation!
To make things easy & simple, I, Erika Cooper-Deaton, Master Esthetician, am going to break it down for you, so you understand the how, why & what in body scrubs! Hopefully , it will help you find the right body scrubs for your needs.
THE HOW -- Body scrubs are designed to address the skin renewal process and allow for better product absorption for things like tanning agents and moisturizers. Body scrubs are also helpful in detoxification and removal of oil to help for cleaner and clearer skin.
The WHY Scrubs often do not get the level of consideration they should. Consider what your skin reacts to and why you enjoy something – do you need a quick glow? Are you looking to repair damaged sunburn skin? Does it smell delicious? Think about how it appeals to you and what you want to accomplish.
The WHAT -- Take a look at the breakdown below to see which one works for you.
SALT, SUGAR, and OTHER SCRUBS
Salt Scrubs – ( great for acne & oily skin ) depending on the salts used –salt scrubs are designed for removal & detoxification. They tend to be a bit harsher and are not ideal for sensitive skin. A large and coarse salt is mixed with moisturizing oils to helps slough and detoxify the skin, creating a smoother and fresher surface. They are excellent to use before the shower and for general upkeep. Salt Scrubs are especially nice in the winter as they can help to take off blahs and the most amount of buildup.
There are many types of salts used in a body scrub and each have a specific purpose. You want to go for high mineral content salts and make sure the oils and ingredients you combine with it are aimed at healing and moisture.
Sugar Scrubs – ( great for sensitive skin ) Unlike salt scrubs, sugar ones use a smaller granular to help turn the skin from dull to vibrant. Sugar scrubs are ideal for the summer because of the high amount of moisture they provide from the sugar & they deliver a perfect afterglow that is excellent for the summer beach days! They are easier to remove because many times your skin will simply absorb the scrub.