Not even pricey body creams and oils will be enough unless you use a good body scrub to remove all the dead skin cells. Scrubs come in a variety of formulas, but today we’re focusing on the most gentle types – sugar scrubs and coffee scrubs. We know why you’ll love them – and why you definitely need them.
Why Use a Body Scrub?
Just like you take care of your face, you should also give some attention to the skin of your body. It needs regular exfoliation to always stay healthy, soft and fresh. A body scrub will help you get rid of dead skin cells so that they can be replaced with new ones, which is a process that brings many positive effects. What are the benefits of a body scrub?
TIP: Body scrub is also a brilliant type of product to use before and during sunbathing. If you remove your dead skin on a regular basis, your tan will be perfectly even without any spots!
How to Use a Body Scrub?
Using a body scrub is not tricky at all. That being said, don’t forget to always use it on wet or damp skin. Never try to “sand off” dry skin – you would only cause irritation. A scrub can be applied with your hands or with a tool such as a sponge, a gentle body brush or a loofah.
Apply the scrub all over your body, paying special attention to your thighs and buttocks if you want to prevent cellulite. Be careful in areas with fine hair, such as your arms. The exfoliating particles might get tangled in your body hair, causing unplanned and unpleasant hair removal.
Why do we love a sugar scrub? Because it contains lots of natural ingredients and can be used on any skin type. As we all know, people with dry or sensitive skin sometimes have a bad reaction to exfoliation. This is where a sugar scrub might come in handy. Obviously, everyone is different and you should always decide based on the condition of your skin. However, sugar scrub does tend to be a pretty gentle exfoliator.
So what should you be aware of? Sugar scrubs are a lovely option – but it takes more than just a bit of sugar and water. The magic of a good sugar scrub lies in pairing sugar with nourishing oils and other healthy ingredients. Exfoliating your skin with tiny particles always causes some irritation, which is why you need ingredients that have a soothing effect.
If you love the aroma of fruit and you want to add a summery spirit to your shower or bath time, try the Body Scrub Mango & Sugar or Body Scrub Raspberry & Sugar by Organic Shop. You can also enjoy the scent of tropical fruit with the Ziaja Jeju Young Skin – a product which pampers your skin with ingredients like Japanese camellia oil and shea butter.
TIP: If you love the idea of a sugar scrub and want to use it on your body as well as your face, try the Saffee Cleansing Melting Jelly Scrub facial exfoliator. Like any other good exfoliator, this product perfectly cleanses your skin – and does it in a gentle way thanks to sugar crystals. It also contains squalane to give your skin a proper dose of hydration.
Fans of coffee should absolutely try a coffee scrub – but give it a go even if caffeine is not your thing. Before you run to the kitchen and use up all the coffee grounds you have, there’s one thing you should know: Coffee on its own won’t do much for your skin. A proper coffee scrub needs to also contain sugar and nourishing oils.
But why should you try a coffee scrub at all? Not only does coffee prevent your skin from drying out – it also promotes regeneration and brings you all the benefits of caffeine. This ingredient enhances blood circulation and removes toxins and other harmful substances from the skin. In short, caffeine is a very powerful antioxidant. It also contains minerals and vitamins, including several B vitamins. Many people love the way a coffee scrub works on their cellulite.
TIP: Pay attention to the kind of coffee used in your scrub. Robusta coffee usually contains much larger quantities of caffeine, resulting in more intense effects.
You’ll completely love exfoliating your body with the Organic Shop Organic Coffee & Sugar scrub which combines coffee grounds with coffee oil and sugar. This product is free of any sulphates and silicones.
If you’re looking for something that would suit your extra dry skin, try the BodyBoom Original scrub. Apart from coffee, it also contains sugar cane, Himalayan salt and, of course, natural oils.
If you’d like to enjoy the lovely scent of coffee paired with the delicate aroma of vanilla, go for a sugar scrub with coffee beans by Dr. Feelgood BIO.
Have you found your perfect body scrub? Will you go for sugar, coffee, or something entirely different? Let us know!