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The Beauty Benefits of a Body Scrub / Polish just in time for Easter!
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 soothing shaving creams. But among all those items, do you have a good body Scrub/polish? 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.
The Health Benefits of a Body Scrub (Polish)
Just like the skin cells on your face, the cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. That turnover process slows as we get older; to give it a nudge, reach for a body scrub.
A body scrub/polish 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. Plus, after all that deep cleansing work in the shower, your post-wash moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate your skin.
But another important benefit of using a scrub is how good it can feel in the moment. Being mindful of the refreshing texture against your skin and captivating scent that fills the shower allows you to enjoy the treatment as it’s happening—an experience that can lift your mood and affect your outlook as you continue your day or evening.
Types of Body Scrubs (Polish)
Typically, a body scrub/polish has larger exfoliating particles than a facial scrub/polish as the skin on your body is not as delicate. Common ingredients in store-bought scrubs/polishes are salt, sugar and crushed nut shells, and some include chemical exfoliants, like alpha hydroxy and glycolic acids, which can help smooth and firm skin, and salicylic acid, which can help improve the appearance of blemishes or redness. If you would rather stick with a smooth shower gel, using a loofah or exfoliating cloth can provide the cleansing scrub/polish your skin needs. Experiment with various products and tools to find a scrub/polish and technique that feels the best on your skin.
How to Use a Body Scrub (Polish)
If your skin is healthy and firm, you can use a shower scrub/polish 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/polish 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 are short on time, massage the scrub/polish all over your body and rinse during your normal shower routine.
Be careful not to over Scrub (Polish)
Though your body skin is heartier than the skin on your face, it is susceptible to irritation. Always moisturize after you have dried off for smooth, nourished skin.
Do you use a Self-Tanner?
Try a non-oily body scrub before applying any tanning lotion to guarantee an even application. By removing the dead skin cells, you will avoid splotches and dark spots, especially around your knees and elbows. Body scrubs are also great for removing self-tanner from your body.
When Not to Use a Body Scrub (Polish)
If you have a sunburn or are experiencing a rash or other skin condition, give the body scrub/polish 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.
Adding this hardworking product to ‘YOUR AT HOME BEAUTY ROUTINE’ can help you get a smoother, nourished & firmer healthy skin.
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