Why You Need to Experience the Benefits of a Body Scrub
Do you take care of your skin on a regular basis?
Whereas it may be easy to remember to wash and exfoliate your face, you may forget to pay attention to the skin on the rest of your body.
Did you know that sloughing off the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin can help to reveal younger, healthier cells underneath the old? The body especially benefits from this activity.
After you exfoliate your face, you probably notice it feels fresh and new. You can also get the same benefit for your whole body with a gentle scrub. Actually, your body is in more need of this scrubbing than your face.
The surface of the skin on your body is 10 times as big as your face, and it also sheds skin cells at a much faster rate than your face, needing a little extra help in the exfoliation department.
When you don’t exfoliate, dead skin cells block the pores of your face and body which can cause pimples and other blemishes. Instead of soft, supple skin, you end up with dry, rough skin, and blackheads and whiteheads may form.
Without exfoliation, it’s impossible to have healthy, happy skin.
When you exfoliate with a body scrub, here are some benefits you can expect to enjoy:
- Smoother skin
- Reduced age spots and dark spots
- Smaller pores
- No more dry and flaky skin
- Less ingrown hairs and pimples
- Increased circulation to extremities, promoting a healthy mindset
- Less breakouts on problem areas such as your back and neck
- Reduced stress
- No more razor burn and bumps that occur after shaving
The Best Way to Exfoliate
Body scrubs are awesome because you don’t have to worry as much about ingredient sensitivities because the body is much less sensitive than the face is to different compounds. Cool, right?
You can test and try different active ingredients without worrying too much about sensitivity!
If you tend to get blemishes, be cautious with active ingredients that cause inflammation and irritation like crushed almonds and sea salt. These cause little cuts in your body and may potentially increase your risk of breaking out.
When you start out with a new body scrub with questionable ingredients, you might want to do a patch test first which is when you pick a small area of skin and try the scrub out on that section first. If you have any semblance of a bad reaction to it, then do not use the exfoliating body scrub on the rest of your body.
After you use a body scrub, you can also do “dry brushing”. All you have to do is brush your skin with a clean, dry brush before bathing or showering so that you can rinse off the dead skin cells after you’re finished.
Work from your toes up with the brush with strokes towards the heart. This helps with circulation. When you get toward your stomach, start over at the neck, and brush downwards in circular motions. Over your stomach, go from left to right to aid the digestion of your food. Your skin might be a little pink when you are through but this is completely normal.
After you're done with the exfoliating body scrub in the shower, consider following up with a body oil.
Exfoliating is a great way to keep your skin healthy and radiant. It helps with breakouts and moisturizing and should be in every woman’s skin care routine! Dry brushing is also something to consider that you might want to add in before your shower or bath. And don’t forget to follow up with a moisturizer or oil…
Try to do all of this routinely for healthy, beautiful skin!